Foot health is wealth, and no one knows foot wellness better than folks who sell feet pics for a living. The models who power FeetFinder, a fetish site for feet content, have a vested interest in putting their best foot forward, and know the products and methods that work best.
Offering pictures from foot models in categories from ‘Soles’ to ‘Pedicure’, ‘Lotion’ and even ‘Dirty Feet,’ the website caters to all tastes, and foot types, and the popularity of the content is a reason why popular influencers blur out their bare feet in full-body pictures on Instagram. The phrase “no free feet?” That’s because of places like FeetFinder, wikifeet, and the foot section of OnlyFans where models can make thousands of dollars a month selling their pedal content, no face required.
It’s a huge industry: FeetFinder is just one of a handful of sites that host feet pictures, and has over 230,000 followers on Twitter. Other sites, like FunWithFeet, Instafeet, Feetify, and, believe it or not, AllThingsWorn cater to the same interests. A search for #footmodel on Instagram returns almost 300,000 results from amateur posers trying to make the bigs. An exploratory Google search delivers actionable how-to blog posts on monetizing foot content in 2023. Foot content pays, and the models who’ve landed a lucrative platform have a financial obligation to take care of their feet as best they can. We asked them to share their tricks of the trade.
Foot Health Matters
Everyone should take care of their feet, whether their toes are worth a paid subscription or not. A 2018 study of 498 participants published in the BMJ Open journal found that those with ‘foot pathologies’ (i.e. foot pain, foot function, and bad overall foot health) had a lower quality of life than those who took better care of their feet. And, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) CDC poor foot hygiene can lead to conditions such as athlete’s foot (a fungal infection), other fungal nail infections, and even hookworm.
Meanwhile, a review from Harvard Health found that women in particular, despite attention paid to aesthetic elements of their feet, put off health problems until they become impossible to ignore. “While they might clip and paint their toenails on a regular basis, women often neglect the health of their feet,” the authors write, pointing to another 2018 study from the American Podiatric Medical Association, which found of 1300 people surveyed, 75% reported problems with their feet, from odors to bunions and nail problems.
According to Marian T. Hannan, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, good foot care includes choosing comfortable footwear, soaking the feet on a regular basis to remove bacteria and fungi, regularly moisturizing, frequently changing socks, and trimming toenails.
How Do Foot Models Take Care of Their Feet?
“I get my toenails painted every three weeks. I also make sure my skin is always well hydrated by using moisturizer on them morning and night,” said OnlyFans creator Tinsley Teaser. “I also use a pumice stone to get rid of dead skin.”
As a male foot model, @TeddyBigFeet (also known as @juanpfernandez13), favors a slightly simpler foot care routine. “My feet care routine is not the hardest nor most detailed one,” he said. “I trim my toenails about three times a month. As per callouses, believe it or not, I don’t get them often. But I do try to pamper my feet every now and then.”
Fernandez receives a medical pedicure up to five times per year and keeps his nails in good shape in order to avoid ingrowns. “I also try to avoid tight-fitting or narrow shoes, you’ll either see me in comfortable tennis shoes or Crocs,” he said.
@Soleofmax has had size 12.5 feet since the age of 12 and says he has been buying himself nail kits to maintain his feet since he was a child. These days, he also likes using coconut oil and even hair conditioner to keep his feet moist.
Not every foot pic requires hours of maintenance. For some models, like @Tall.Man98, the preference is to keep their feet as natural looking as possible. “I pretty much just clip my toenails once every two weeks or so, they don’t grow very fast,” he said. He rinses them in the shower and that’s about it.
The Best Products for Foot Care, According to Feet Models
All Natural Volcanic Pumice Stones by BillyBuckSkin Co.
Pumice stones are great for all foot types. Lightweight yet abrasive, they can be used to gently buff off dead skin, soften calluses, and remove corns caused by friction or tight-fitting shoes. In other words, pumice stones help feet look and feel better.
Balea, Schrunden Salbe Foot Balm
“When it comes to products, I feel like less is more,” said Teaser. “This German-made foot balm is great for dry heels and contains 25% restoring urea and allantoin.”
Baby Foot Exfoliation Foot Peel
“If I don’t have time to get a pedicure, I use a foot peeling mask,” said Fernandez. “You leave them for like 15-25 mins with socks on then rinse. It gently exfoliates and moisturizes, and removes dead and damaged skin in the process. It takes about a week for your feet to start peeling and two weeks to see results.”
Betadine Hand Cleanser
All of our feet models recommend using a good soap. Betadine Hand Cleanser is an antiseptic for killing stubborn bacteria and fungi that can hide between the toes and under the nails.
It’s basic, but a good nail clipper, used regularly, can keep toenails looking neat, and prevent painful ingrown nails. Consider this a non-negotiable in the foot care repertoire.
Electric Callus Remover
“I’ll use an electric callous remover to get all the dead skin off my heels for perfect soft soles,” said foot model @MaryJanesWebbies. This version comes with a few different heads that can be switched out depending on skin toughness and need. Some are better for general feet buffering and others are great for dry heels and bunions.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizer
After exfoliating, Mary Jane likes to use a fragrance-free body lotion. She prefers Aveeno, which is enriched with prebiotic oats to fight infection and is specially formulated for especially dry skin. It’s also fragrance-free and proven to reduce blemishes.
“Finding the right shoes is super important in feet care,” said Teaser. “Though my content often includes high heels, I avoid those types of shoes in real life because they can deform your feet and cause very bad blisters. I really like wearing Vans sneakers, which I use for trips to the gym and hiking too.”
Fragrance-free coconut oil is a great option for all skin types and hair, since it delivers a silky finish without clogging pores. It’s also rich in antioxidants promoting healthy hair and skin.
Philips Oneblade 360
“It’s important to care about the legs, not just the feet,” said Teaser. “I have super sensitive skin, so I can’t use a regular razor because it’d give me very bad razor burn. For shaving, I like to use a razor that’s made for men’s facial hair. That’s been working very well for me, leaving me without any razor burns or any scarring.”
Beetles Gel Polish
“The last thing I do is polish my nails with Beetles Gel Polish,” said Mary Jane. “My favorite polish color is blue like my hair!” Beetles offers a 23-piece kit for plenty of variety for a super affordable price.
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