Shoes that love ME

Written by Ashley

This summer there’s no messin around- I’m gonna wear flippy-floppys erry day. Unless there is something more schmancy needed, it’s all flip-flops, all day, all occasions, no foot pain.

Lately I’ve been down with OKA b. Shoes That Love You sandals.  They’re perfect for hot days in the rain ( waterproof? yea.), coordinating with any outfit ( comes in 7804389024 different colors?  sure.)  and they’re TURBO comfy and stylin’.  Even if there’s a day that I have to wear some kickin’ pair of heels, I still stowe these away in my purse for high-heel aftermath.

OKA b. Shoes that Love you - Chloe $25

OKA b. Shoes that Love you - Chloe $25

I will be on my quest for the most arch cushioning, toe dazzling, flippy floppy sandals this whole summer- so stay tuned !  We recently got some advice from Dr. Jacqueline Sutera, with practices in Midtown Manhattan and New Jersey regarding her foot care tips for warm weather:

  • Wear “commuter shoe” (ballerina flat with rubber sole and arch support, or cute sneaker)  till you get to office or event, then change into higher heels.  This not only protects your feet from injury but can also increase the life of your shoes.
  • Rub feet and nails with Tea Tree oil after bath.  This oil has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties and neutralizes odor.
  • Alternate shoes and don’t wear same pair every day. At end of day, sprinkle baking soda or spray insides of shoes with Lysol  brand spray, which reduces the load of fungus, yeast, mold and esp bacteria which lives in our shoes and contributes to odor.  (Sweet Cider wooden shoe trees can also be put into shoes when not in use). These shoes should then be put aside for a day or two.
  • Avoid spicy food, alcohol and hot beverages if you are prone to sweating. These can all increase perspiration, which can contribute to foot odor.
  • Bring your own tools to the nail salon (nippers, cuticle pusher, buffers, file and foot file).  This reduces risk of picking up stubborn bacteria, viral and fungal infections.  Also, go for pedicures in the earlier part of day when the tubs are most fresh and clean. And- avoid the “Wednesday Manicure and Pedicure Specials”- on these days the turn over is much more than any other day of the week.

For now-visit Dr. Sutera’s Website for more information on how to keep your tootsies fresh to death this summer, and  check out for all of their delicious sandal styles– just in time for Mother’s Day!

About the author


a fun-loving, twenty-something living in Brooklyn. She spends most of her time absorbing all the life, tofu and whiskey that NYC has to offer. Her current obsessions? BDG High-waisted leggings, vintage boot shopping in Williamsburg, Katherine Kwei's sling bag and Melanie Marie's two-finger horn ring.


  • Hi..I love your first advice ….instance, for me ( my height is small….very short) it’s mandatory to wear shoes with higher heels…when I’m not I feel that I’m melting and fall into the asphalt….don’t laugh. But, as a matter of fact Dr. Sutera has right 🙂

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