Dreaming of the right to live in flip flops? Are you counting down the days to sandal season with the same relish as your kids have for the last day of school? Summer is nearly here and that means strippy heels and open toed slingbacks are coming out of the closet.
Finally, a chance to let your feet breathe after months of confinement! But if the idea of baring your toes keeps you shivering in knee high boots long into spring, you’re not alone. Women tend to be very hard on our feet, from squeezing them into torturously high heels and narrow points to pounding the pavement in shoes that lack the proper arch support. Years of trekking can give you a lot of pain, and leave your feet
PED EGG – The idea behind this curious invention is to scrape the dead skin off your tired feet and cracked heels. The shavings are supposed to get trapped in the removable lid so they are self contained. In theory, it makes good sense. However, the design leaves much to be desired. For starters, it makes ridges and grooves in your feet when you use it. Secondly, the lid doesnt stay on too well, and tends to collapse so that the finely powdered dead skin can spill all over. Reminds me of ashes from an urn – the debris is like gray dust. The Ped Egg is made of an off white colored cheap plastic, which makes it very unglamorous in form as well as in function. Replacement blades are available at drugstores, in case you run out. Unfortunately, the Ped Egg just doesn’t get your feet sandal ready.
FINAL VERDICT: SYC (SAVE YOUR CASH) – Cheap but not cheerful at all. Good idea, poor execution. The Ped Egg folks need to go back to the drawing board and upgrade their design and materials.