June 12, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC There are many theories about what happens after we die. Here’s mine: Upon passing over the threshold of our earthly existence, we are asked to confront the 1.2 million orphan socks lost in the hamper, dryer, or Tide knows where. All jokes aside, I wish I’d learned this … Continue reading I lost socks every time I washed my clothes—until I found this hack
April 11, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC So you’re packing for your next far-flung adventure and you’re thinking: Sunglasses? Check. Passport? Check. Eight pairs of black leggings? Check. Compressions socks? …Wait, why am I bringing those again? We heard you’re confused, so we asked a podiatrist about the need for special socks when you’re 35,000 … Continue reading Um, what do compression socks even do? A podiatrist explains
March 20, 2019 at 10:07AM by CWC I’ve heard plenty of myths in the wellness world that are seemingly bizarre but that we follow as gospel: Going out into the cold gives you a cold, sitting too close to a TV can hurt your eyes, and eating a shit-ton of carrots gives you great vision. … Continue reading Wearing wet socks to bed probably won’t prevent a cold, but you do you
January 30, 2019 at 08:41AM by CWC Socks aren’t usually items that elicit passionate declarations. But as someone who wears them every day, year-round, as a visible part of my ensemble, I have very strong opinions about them—specifically, I believe the best socks come from Japan. How have I come to draw this conclusion? There’s … Continue reading I have a theory that the best socks come from Japan—let’s investigate
January 18, 2019 at 11:54AM by CWC With the meteoric rise of athleisure and the technological advances that have been made over the last few years, getting dressed for a workout class has never been more fun. Instead of just grabbing whatever clean spandex I’ve got handy, I now have the pleasure of putting together an … Continue reading The best no-show socks to help you step up your 2019 fitness routine
January 17, 2019 at 06:59AM by CWC There are two types of people reading this article right now: those who clicked because they go sock-less in sneakers and are genuinely curious in the information I’m about to present, and those who are horrified at the notion of sticking their bare feet into sneakers and are … Continue reading The baking soda hack that’ll save your sneakers if you wear them without socks
December 31, 2018 at 08:26AM It’s officially peak fuzzy shoe season. And this begs the question: Should you wear socks with shearling shoes—or does it defeat the purpose of swaddling your soles in fuzzy fleece? It seems cruel to deprive your toes of such a cozy experience… but as podiatrist Suzanne Fuchs points out: “The moisture or sweat from … Continue reading Fleece-lined shoes are so cozy—but should you be wearing socks with them?
November 30, 2018 at 04:54AM At the moment, my sock drawer is a mess, probably due in part to the bomb-cyclone blizzard and all of the other frigid days I had to get through last winter. This year is going to be different, though. I’m going to stock up on the warmest cozy socks I … Continue reading The only pairs of cozy socks you’ll need this winter
November 10, 2018 at 03:00AM It’s nearly that magical time of the year where feet start sweating and sloshing in the snow, and a little bit of neglect could lead to serious problems. Although you try to be as hygienic as possible when it comes to changing out of gym clothes post-workout, it’s easier to neglect … Continue reading On a scale of 1 to 10, how gross is it if I never change my socks?
August 09, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Chances are, you have some kind of ritual that makes you feel better about life. Maybe you like wearing yellow socks to function as a good-luck charm when your favorite basketball team plays, or dry-brushing before bed, or taking a slightly longer route home sometimes because it just … Continue reading Science backs rituals as an empowering strategy to help you bounce back from failure
July 26, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC When Serena Williams stepped onto the red carpet at the 2019 Met Gala, it wasn’t her tennis-ball yellow Atelier Versace gown that got people talking. Rather, the most buzz-worthy part of her outfit was the pair of matching Off-White x Nike sneakers peeping out from her dress’ cascading … Continue reading It’s a sneaker world, we’re all just living in it
July 24, 2019 at 08:50AM by CWC If there’s a time of year when my feet could be considered “cute,” summer certainly isn’t it. From sweatier-than-usual outdoor runs to stuffing my toes into strappy sandals and beyond-filthy sneakers, one thing’s for sure—I will never, ever be a foot model. And I’ve made my peace with that. … Continue reading Podiatrists are begging you to live by these 5 feet rules for summer
July 22, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC I don’t like feet. I am heavily grossed out whenever people post pictures of their pedicures or whatever on Instagram stories—like, I’m gonna need you to give me a warning so that I can skip your stories for the rest of eternity. This is also probably why I … Continue reading Can you wear out your Birkenstocks, or are they totally invincible? A podiatrist weighs in.
July 21, 2019 at 03:01AM by CWC I’ll admit it: After a hard workout, usually my mind is more focused on what I’m going to eat when I get home, not on my recovery method. Sure, foam rolling feels hurts-so-good whenever I do it, and I know my tight muscles would benefit from five minutes … Continue reading Why Megan Rapinoe’s workout recovery takes place underwater
July 19, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC While I don’t personally prescribe to the thought that white can only be worn between Memorial Day and Labor Day (hey, winter whites are a chic trend I’m not letting go of anytime soon!), it must be acknowledged that my whites—especially my white T-shirts!—definitely get exponentially more use … Continue reading 6 genius tricks for keeping your favorite white t-shirt stain-free all summer
July 18, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with a pretty aggressive form of cancer. When I first heard about it through a mutual friend, I’m ashamed to say it took me days to work up the courage to call her. I just didn’t know what to say. She’s … Continue reading How to *actually* support a friend with cancer, according to survivors
July 14, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC Every summer, my mother criticizes my commitment to closed-toed shoes, saying I have a “complex about my feet.” Well, mom, just because I don’t think my grounding digits are particularly elegant and I won’t throw down cash for routine pedicures doesn’t mean I have a foot complex. I … Continue reading A podiatrist’s top tips for wearing closed-toe shoes all summer long without suffocating your feet
June 30, 2019 at 06:02AM by CWC When you lace up your kicks and run your first-ever mile, no one tells you that the humble sport of running will destroy (and I mean: vanquish, maim, wreck) your feet. That’s a lesson I quickly learned when I began pounding the pavement years ago. So last night, … Continue reading I found a $1 foot softening scrub so good I’d be willing to pay $1,000
June 24, 2019 at 05:03AM by CWC I very rarely wash my bedsheets, and there are two reasons for that: I am the filthiest person alive now that Divine has passed on that crown (RIP) and I really hate fitted sheets. I will happily sit in a wasteland of crumbs, chocolate stains, and… other stains … Continue reading How to stop your fitted sheet from kidnapping the rest of your clothes in the dryer
May 17, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC This week, Hush Puppies announced that they were launching new colors of their Power Walker shoes. As you can see here, these shoes are highly geriatric. Enough so that they’re dubbing them “grandpa sneakers.” The new colors in question are things like “seafoam” and “shrimp” (a, shall we … Continue reading These super comfy grandpa sneakers are seriously speaking to the mall walker in me
May 09, 2019 at 11:28AM by CWC The perfect pair of kicks can start a revolution. However, the opposite can lead to your downfall. If your toes feel like they’re being suffocated, or your heals are popping out with every step, you’ve probably got the wrong shoe size. On Thursday, Nike announced the impending summer … Continue reading Wait, have I been wearing the wrong shoe size my whole life?
May 09, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC Since I have my skin-care routine on lock by now, most of the beauty experimenting that I do happens in the shower. So when it comes to my shower beauty regimen, I get wild and am constantly cycling through different body washes, body lotions, scrubs, soaps—and the list goes on. … Continue reading Ulta honestly has the best shower products, and not one is over $15
May 08, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC I’m not super into trends. This whole high-fashion flip flop thing or platform sneakers? Uh uh. And when it comes to my workout clothes, especially, I like to keep it classic and classy—which for me means black leggings. I love a basic, high-waisted version; the most ambitious I … Continue reading I never thought I’d say this but…I’m swapping all my black leggings for candy-hued bike shorts this spring
April 26, 2019 at 10:59AM by CWC If someone from the past time-traveled to the 21st century, they’d be astounded by many things, including A) that you can get a blood test to determine your life expectancy and B) how crazy high-tech fitness has become. We’ve entered the age where ab exercises are literally at our fingertips, … Continue reading Introducing Mirror, the at-home workout that’s a giant step into the future