6 Common Skin Issues Of The Feet. 50 years, in the shoe business, and one of these skin issues surprise me! Can proper footwear, that has extra wide running shoes styling, can help any of these conditions?

6 Common Skin Issues Of The Feet. 50 years, in the shoe business, and one of these skin issues surprise me!

Can proper footwear, which has extra wide running shoes styling, can help any of these conditions?

Skin is our body’s largest organ.

While most of us focus on maintaining healthy skin on our bodies and faces while overlooking our feet.

However, there are some common skin issues that can affect the feet, which should not be ignored.


While most blisters are caused by excessive wear or ill-fitting footwear, there are other causes for blisters which should not be ignored.

If you experience blisters on your feet that are not a result of friction or fit issues, you could be dealing with diabetes, poison ivy, athlete’s foot, or even allergic contact dermatitis.

Be sure to keep blisters clean and protected with a bandage, and never pop them.

Popping a blister can invite infection.


Eczema may appear as thick, scaly skin patches on your feet.

Patches may appear red, irritated, and/or bumpy.

It may be caused by a sensitivity to something you are coming into contact with, like fabric or soap, or something you are eating. It can also be a result of moisture developing within your footwear.

If you think you may have eczema, keep your skin properly moisturized, but also provide adequate ventilation to ensure your skin can breathe.

Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a common foot problem.

The classic symptoms of toenail fungus are nail discoloration, thickening, and changes to the nail’s texture—such as flakiness or brittleness.

The fungus is likely to infect the entire nail as well as the skin below, which is why onychomycosis can be difficult to clear up.

You can use essential oils like tea tree oil, or over the counter medications to treat toenail fungus. Be sure to keep feet and shoes dry and clean.


Warts, or verruca, can be small, singular lesions or large ones that cluster together.

They are generally circular and occur on the soles (plantar surface) or sides of the feet.

Warts are caused by a virus, making them contagious and hard to cure.

You can treat warts naturally by applying apple cider vinegar to the wart and covering it with duct tape, or you can treat it with over the counter medications.

Be sure to wear shoes in public areas with wet floors to avoid spreading or contracting additional warts.

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot, or Tinea pedis, is a fungal infection of the foot.

The typical symptoms include an itchy and red rash that usually affects the soles of the feet and between the toes, and/or splitting of the skin under or between toes.

Athlete’s Foot can be treated with tea tree oil, or over the counter medications.

Be sure to keep feet cool and dry to prevent the worsening of symptoms.


Corns are thickened areas of the skin’s uppermost layer.

They often develop in response to areas of excess pressure against the skin, such as on the toes, under the ball of the foot or heel areas.

Ill-fitting shoes are often the cause of many corns.

Corns can be painful and unsightly.

You can treat them with over the counter treatments, or see a podiatrist to have them shaved down.

Be sure that all your footwear fits properly and doesn’t rub your feet to avoid the development of future corns.

Just received my 8th call this week seeking a 9E width for men and being that their 6E is just too tight.

The company that they have been getting there 6E has changed the style ( created a tighter fit) or drop the size altogether.

Go, and view the vast selection of 9E widths that we have to offer: https://dtfootwear.com/shop-2/9e-shoes/

Here the latest testimonial that always makes me feel proud:

Here’s my first reply to her

“Yes, we ship to Canada, and I need (first) the measurement of your father length in inches and width by inches and go to https://dtfootwear.com/sample-page-2-2/ and follow the video and fill out the form and email it to me.

Now go to https://dtfootwear.com/product-category/mens/extra-extra-wide-width-style/ and go to the first style of this page 728E ( I suggest this style) and this is perfect for any edema and will adjust to any swelling or ankle discomforted as well.

If he has significant swelling can you please measure the whole ball width ( a complete circle) and enter that information on the form.

Also, text me a picture of his left and right foot- especially if he has swelling (edema) in the instep or ankle.”


Pauline Brown Schlosser
Thank You so much! I am soo excited that I was able to find footwear for him…

I can’t get over the fantastic service. If I ever meet anyone in the same predicament as me, I will let them know about your company.


I need to talk to the men out there. Is your 6E hurting your feet?

I have received three calls this week stating that problem.

A few reasons, why our 9E program, has been an unbelievable success!!!!

Oh, a note: all 3 of those men love their new 9E width shoes!!

All so what is so important about those FREE 3 sets of inserts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW97fgWCSG8    

First, we are the only site on the internet that offers 3 sets FREE!!! 

Second, if your feet hurt on the bottom, it is because they lack of support and this is what these heat moldable customized inserts do for your feet.

More foundation and they mold to the plantar(bottom) of your foot and creates that maximum support, balance, and comfort.

The question I get is “what does this have to do with the working environment?”

Besides this being an interesting story and you as a reader to understand the need of proper length and width for your feet to be 100 percent comfortable.

The fewer distractions and the better health, in your life, the more output and outlook you’ll have towards life and especially towards work.

Meaning that you gain a better status in your working environment, and your total daily production is not at risk.

If your shoe is too large, too tight, too heavy (in weight), no support, wow what a comfort problem!!



Then you have an injured employee, and production is the guarantee to be at a lower rate!

Health is the number one priority for any person but especially a person who has diabetes or has foot conditions.

We also want to create the proper health for your feet, and this will occur by proper footwear and the correct inserts.

This following information, you’ll be reading, is what is needed to obtain this perfect health for your feet.


Now, if we can get you in the proper footwear!

Hopefully, you’ll allow these two items to be part of your lifestyle and what a significant change to your way of life.

These things will be working towards this success in keeping the disease out of your feet.

We, at www.dtfootwear.com, can show you the proper footwear and the need to have the proper inserts to maintain this diabetes out of your feet.

Footwear as to have fashion (that we have) but the shoe is to control upper support.

Then,  off-load any problems that you have at the top of your foot.

Now, if you have problems, on the bottom of your feet?

It is the job of the properly removable insert to correct these issues.

Everybody feels that it is the shoe that solves all the problems!

For a person with diabetes or an individual who has major foot problems and that is not true.

It takes two majors elements to off-loading, corrections:

Significant added support and develops combined circulation

Which needs to keep this disease out of your feet.

All diabetic shoes need not have inside seams to create irritation.

Number one item:

Proper shoes need to be a Therapeutic/Comfort (please!), not Comfort shoes (that many diabetic suppliers furnish in this business today).


Number two:

Customized Heat Moldable Plastazote Insert.

Beside excellent support, added off-loading advantages, develop a better balance for walking or running.

Then,  added two percent that raises the temperature of the bottom of your feet and produces combined circulation to keep the disease out of your feet.

What added pleasures and advantages in just one item.

Oh, yes these inserts are provided, by us, FREE when you purchase a pair of shoes – unbelievable!!!!


Please view a few of our other Educational Videos:

  1. https://dtfootwear.com/extra-wide-running-shoes-help-prevent-arch-pains-what-to-do-about-arch-pain/
  2. https://dtfootwear.com/5-complications-of-prolonged-standing-on-your-feet-how-to-prevent-these-problems-with-proper-fitting-footwear-and-those-famous-widths-like-a-extra-wide-running-shoes-when-your-dealing-with-discomf/
  3. https://dtfootwear.com/why-are-your-running-shoes-so-uncomfortable-dtfootwear-com/

Thank You, 

Ron Heinlein  | President/Founder | Cell # 909-215-1622 | heinleinron@yahoo.com


Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.

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