When it starts feeling hot, hot, hot in the capital, keeping your sartorial cool is imperative – and the need to wear sandals or sliders on a daily basis is not up for negotiation.

This means baring all (five toes, that is!) which, in our experience, can require a little helping hand in order to look their best. Fear not, little pinkies! We’ve rounded up the products to fast-track you to summer-ready feet.

Susanne Kaufmann – Cooling Foot Cream
The word ‘cooling’ alone is enough to appease the senses at this time of the year, conjuring up fantasies of dunking your trotters in an icy bucket when the heat is on. Hearing the collective cries of joy from clammy feet everywhere, Susanne Kaufmann – already a favourite of #TeamBecause – gives us a cold foot shower in a cream with her beeswax, lavender and Vitamin E-rich Cooling Foot Cream. Your fellow commuters will be grateful… Trust us!

This Works – Perfect Heels Rescue Balm
Given that they spend half of the year behind ‘closed curtains’, it’s safe to say that the care we lavish on our footsies peters off while they’re out of sight and mind – and, year-on-year, the annual mad rush to find a quick heel fix ensues. Our solution? This Works’ rich and decadent Perfect Heels Balm that transforms cracked heels and dry feet in record time, constructing the skin’s barrier with lavender, refreshing with lemon oil and enriching with cotton thistle extract. Who knew that ‘foot envy’ was a thing?

Reverence De Bastien – Silky Foot Talcum Powder
Protecting with medicinal essential oils that boast antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, and counteracting perspiration with soothing clay, mineral kaolin and oils of sage and cypress, Reverence De Bastien’Silky Foot Talcum Powder is a holiday hero that will make walking in the heat ten steps more enjoyable – because squelching slip-ons are never a good look…

Dr. Hauschka – Hydrating Foot Cream
One to keep close at hand (and foot) and on-call for a moisture boost when sporting slip-ons, Dr. Hauschka’s Hydrating Foot Cream – that’s designed to be taken advantage of each and every day – utilises the benefits of rosemary oil, silk and sage to leave feet suitably soft and preened to perfection. Your hard-working hooves deserve it!

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