Excelsior Shoe Accessories

Treat your feet to an ache-free summer in strappy shoes.

With high heel and strappy shoe season upon us, we ladies often bite the foot-pain bullet for the sake of fashion. But not anymore! Here are a few of my favorite accessories to prevent your feet from giving up on you this summer.

Foot Petals are a product line for those of us who have a love/hate relationship with our sexy shoes. And trust me, some of their shoe accessories are real lifesavers.

  • Killer Kushionz ($12.95) is a full insole that provides the ultimate in support and can be worn with open-toed shoes.
  • Strappy Strips ($6.95) add comfort to any strap on any shoe and help prevent those pesky blisters.
  • For the back of your foot, Heavenly Heelz ($6.95) help keep your heels from slipping in and out of shoes.
  • Tip Toes ($6.95 or three for $18.95) are ball-of-foot cushions that stop feet from sliding forward and give you a little more cushion on the underside.

While this warm-weather season is all about the fabulous shoes, at the end of the day, it comes down to your feet. Experience the power of aromatherapy with the superior cooling gel of Pedi Fume ($18.95) to calm and comfort your stressed-out soles! Natural ingredients help disinfect and eliminate odor-causing bacteria while cooling menthol helps refresh swollen feet.

These accessories are great for any woman and any high-heeled shoe. They also make a good gift idea for the brides and bridesmaids celebrating this wedding season. All items are available at Avanti Shoe Boutique.

Jennifer Burish is the owner of Avanti Shoe Boutique in Excelsior and a member of the Lake Minnetonka Magazine editorial advisory board.