A flexitol product review and competition

If only our feet could stay like these gorgeous, baby-soft ones.


Aren’t these just the cutest?

It’s a pity that neither cute, baby-soft nor gorgeous are words that can be used to describe most adult feet. Especially those of us who run.

I’m sure like me many of you have experienced blisters, calloused skin and blackened toe nails.

I’m certainly not as good as I should be at caring for my feet, so was delighted when Flexitol kindly sent me one of their products to try and the chance for a reader to win a product for themselves.

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been using Flexitol Hard Skin and Callus Balm. The product recommends applying twice daily to any areas of hard skin on the feet.

I’ve not been very good at remembering to apply twice a day but at least I’ve been paying more attention to my feet than usual.

The cream is non-greasy and easily absorbed and I have noticed that some of the tough skin around my heels and toes is a little softer. It feels lovely to be giving my poor feet a bit of a treat.

I still have a long way to go before my feet resemble those of a new baby, but more regular moisturising is a good first step towards caring for my feet.

In addition to regular moisturising these are some other ways that runner’s and all those staying physically active can look after their feet:

  • Ensure that shoes fit well.
  • Keep toe nails trimmed short
  • Wear suitable socks – preferably made of breathable material
  • Increase milage gradually

If you’d like a chance to WIN a Flexitol heel balm you can enter via Rafflecopter below. There are  various ways to enter, either via Twitter or by commenting on this blog post.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please note I was kindly sent these flexitol products for the purposes of an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.

31 thoughts on “A flexitol product review and competition

  1. Keith Hunt October 11, 2015 / 10:33 am

    I soak my feet in a bowl of warm water and baby oil for a cheap fix.

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  2. ladyluck29 October 11, 2015 / 12:31 pm

    I use scholl pedi express and its a foot saver! I also soak my feet in lemon juice, white vinegar and baking soda to get rid of the yellow tinge I get… gross! Ive never tried flexitol just stuck to the ones I know so will have to try this out as it sounds great and no one wants greasy feet lol 😀

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  3. pete c October 11, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    regularly cut your toe nails to keep on top of them to avoid issues later


  4. ashleigh allan October 11, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    mositurise regularly!

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  5. Hazel Rea October 11, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    Moisturise your feet – particularly heels to avoid splits in the skin which are difficult to heal (without Flexitol).

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  6. martinaevansdesigns October 11, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    Dry your feet and in between your toes after your shower. Then moisturise both of your feet. Make sure that you pay close attention to the heels of your feet!

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  7. lovethatglowblog October 12, 2015 / 8:19 am

    Coconut oil is great at moisruising the feet, just slather some on and put some socks on to absorb x

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  8. Samantha butler (sambabyof4) October 12, 2015 / 6:33 pm

    Warm water and cream my feet 🙂 xx

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  9. Sheila Reeves October 12, 2015 / 7:25 pm

    If you find you are getting athletes foot occasionally try using a hairdryer to dry off your feet after a shower, really helps keep it at bay

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  10. Jess Mary October 13, 2015 / 6:28 am

    If you are prone to getting blisters in a certain spot on your feet, coat that area with a foot balm or baby powder.

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  11. Tracy Newton October 13, 2015 / 11:51 am

    I try to moisturise them every night before I go to bed. I gave to admit though, some nights I am too tired and forget

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  12. cherie shaw October 13, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    Soak your feet at least once a week.

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  13. Anthea Holloway October 14, 2015 / 7:15 am

    Visit the chiropodist a couple of times a year to give you a good start and then try to follow what he/she did for the rest of the time!

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  14. Janine Atkin October 14, 2015 / 8:05 pm

    if you saw my feet you’d understand that i really shouldnt give out foot tips!

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  15. cat October 15, 2015 / 10:45 am

    always dry between your toes properly

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  16. Sarah S October 15, 2015 / 11:49 am

    Wear sunscreen on your feet when you wear sandals or open toe shoes!

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  17. Eleanor Powell October 15, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    soaking your feet in a bowl of warm water with a mug of white vinegar and a mug of mouthwash (yes mouthwash) added to it is great for leaving you feet feeling soft and getting rid of that dead skin

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  18. Anthony G October 16, 2015 / 6:58 am

    Exfoliate feet regularly and mosturise feet daily.

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  19. Ruth Harwood October 16, 2015 / 8:03 am

    Moisturise regularly

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  20. nicola weeks October 16, 2015 / 9:51 am

    Moisturise your feet and put socks on before you get into bed… you’ll wake up with soft feet! 🙂

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  21. Kerry W October 16, 2015 / 11:36 am

    Let your feet breathe. Try to have your shoes off any time you can.

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  22. babyfoote October 16, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    Have a bit of a routine; there’s no point in remembering just before you go on holiday and scrubbing away at your trotters. You need to do it regularly to have the best result. Moisturise, remove dead skin using a file, and dry properly in between your toes!

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  23. fionajk42 October 16, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    I keep cream on my bedside table and apply it last thing at night before I go to sleep. That way it has the whole night to work

    Liked by 1 person

  24. kimneville1 October 16, 2015 / 7:02 pm

    I always moisturise my feet with E45 cream before I go to bed to try and keep soft

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