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How Will You Celebrate No Socks Day 2018? It’s Tomorrow.

Posted by on Monday, May 7th, 2018

Are you celebrating No Socks Day 2018 tomorrow? The annual holiday was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy at Wellcat.com. If you’ve never heard of it, just know that it’s legit enough to be included in Chase’s Calendar Events, which has been described as the nation’s annual bible of extraordinary occasions. According to the Roys, “If we give up wearing socks for one day, it will mean a little less laundry, thereby contributing to the betterment of the environment. Besides, we will all feel a bit freer, at least for one day.” Since the weather is warming up (fingers crossed)we’re safe to spend a day sockless and break out those flip-flops or sandals if we please.

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NYC offers an abundance of activities and places to enjoy No Socks Day 2018. [Image Source: Unsplash user Matheus Vinicius]

 Ways To Celebrate National No Socks Day 2018

1. Play A Sock-Free Sport

While water-skiing in New York City in May won’t exactly work out, you can certainly try one of these other barefoot sports:

  • Beach Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Beach Running
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts
  • Yoga
  • Triathlon Training

Now is a perfect time, even if you’ve never tried one of these sports before, especially given all the open “drop-in” classes NYC offers.

2. Go Shopping

You don’t need to walk barefoot to celebrate No Socks Day. You can simply go in sandals, slippers, water shoes, or the (sometimes maligned) flip-flops. From the affordable Tani’s and Aldo, to the trendy styles at Sigerson Morrison and custom orders at Jutta Neumann, there are plenty of places to shop for spring and summer shoes in NYC. Smarter Travel offers suggestions for the best shoe styles to wear without socks.

3. Get a Pedicure

Whether you’re a man or a woman, a pedicure is the perfect way to get your feet in top condition before wearing more revealing footwear come warmer weather. By May, most of us have built up calluses, cracked heels, jagged nails, and boot hot-spots. New Yorkers are treated to an abundance of options—from rose petal pedicures to sea salt scrubs. Just be sure to exercise due diligence in selecting a clean salon to avoid foot and nail infections.

4. Treat Neglected Toenails

What do you do when you’re waiting for nail fungus to grow out, or you have less-than-perfect toenails? One option is to shop for products that exfoliate dry skin and scrub away keratin debris on the nails. When you’ve got serious cosmetic flaws, you may need professional care. A podiatrist can apply a nail restoration system to normalize the appearance. The application takes about 15 minutes, with re-application needed every six to eight weeks as the nail grows out. The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine also offers debridement, laser therapy, and prescriptions that treat infections and other nail disorders.

5. Stop In for Gait Analysis

Ever wonder what your feet say about you and your health? Gait analysis is like a high-tech version of palm reading—but for your toes. We can tell where too much pressure is falling and which foot or ankle conditions you’re likely to end up with. We can see where you can improve your running or walking form to reduce the risk of injury and improve performance—which is especially handy if you’re a competitive runner in your spare time. The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine’s Manhattan and Westchester offices are equipped with computers, cameras, and sensor treadmills. We’ll test you in shoes and barefoot to see how you stand, walk, and run. From there, we can help you strengthen areas of weakness, fit you with custom orthoses to correct pronation or supination if necessary, and offer customized pointers on the best shoe to stabilize your feet.

Enjoy No Sock Day 2018 tomorrow, and contact NYC podiatrists if you need assistance getting your feet presentable after the long winter.

If you have any foot problems or pain, contact The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports MedicineDr. Josef J. GeldwertDr. Katherine Lai, Dr. Ryan Minara and Dr. Mariola Rivera have helped thousands of people get back on their feet. Unfortunately, we cannot give diagnoses or treatment advice online. Please make an appointment to see us if you live in the NY metropolitan area or seek out a podiatrist in your area.