It’s the season to show off your tootsies. In the summertime, you’re less likely to cover your feet and more likely to walk around with bare feet. You’re also likely to be the most active, enjoying running, walking, hiking, and other outdoor sports. And if you don’t properly protect your feet, they might end up in some serious pain. Wanna remain pain-free this summer? Here are some tips: 1. Prevent blisters. With all that activity, you’re more likely to get blisters. Whether your morning run is taking a toll on your feet or those new pumps are rubbing you the wrong way, blisters are no fun. Make sure your shoes are the right length and width. Also, ensure that they’re not too big or too small. Additionally, break in that new pair of running shoes slowly instead of destroying your feet so you can’t wear them for a month. 2. Protect your feet. If you do get blisters, make sure you properly protect the blisters from getting worse. Products like Band-Aid Active Friction Block Stick protect your skin from friction to allow blisters to heal. Also, choose high quality bandages that actually stay on your skin throughout the day. 3. Be wary of flip flops. Flips flops are great for short distances. But if you know you’re going to be walking for a while, make sure you have extra support. Flips flops can damage your feet because they don’t provide arch support. 4. Prevent heel pain. Prevent foot heel pain with Zax’s Original Heelspur Cream. This all natural cream helps with sore feet, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, and heel spurs. It reduces inflammation with the help of potent ingredients like arnica, devil’s claw, and ginger. Take the time to keep your feet pain-free this summer. Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.