Golf Tips: Proper Footwear and Foot Care Improve Timing, Distance and Direction

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Even minor foot problems such as a corn or callus can have a serious impact on timing and balance, impacting a golfer's game.

According to golf legend Jack Nicklaus, "All timing, distance and direction comes out of the lower body, with the feet leading the way." It goes without saying that selecting the proper golf shoes is essential -- as is taking good care of your feet. Even minor foot problems such as a corn or callus can have a serious impact on timing and balance.

On average, golfers spend 4-6 hours on the course -- a long time to spend in the wrong shoes. Though fashion has long been a consideration in selecting golf apparel, no one wants to sacrifice comfort for style. Fortunately, now there are all types of golf shoes, from boots to sandals. Tips for shopping for the right shoe are:

· Wait until afternoon to shop, after feet are fully expanded

· Take socks that are the same thickness you would wear on the course

· Try on BOTH shoes, lacing fully.

· Don't get in a hurry. Walk around the pro shop until you're sure you have a feel for how well the shoes fit, and that they won't impede movement.

Among the many innovations in golf shoes, for those who have one foot larger than the other, High-Tec has models which can be adapted to address this problem. Sandals are also a seasonal good solution for those who are hard to fit, offering a comfortable alternative to conventional golf shoes. A wide range of styles, colors and patterns are available from manufactures including Bite Footwear, Dexter, Nike and Footjoy.

C. J. Buck, CEO of Xenna Corporation, a distributor of natural foot care products, says, "Many of the golfers who are fans of the sandal-style shoes are those with sensitive feet, or who have trouble finding comfortable golf shoes because their feet are wide. Golf sandals offer an alternative that looks great, but also incorporates technology that makes feet feel good, helping performance."

In addition to choosing the right shoe and style, proper foot care is essential to most sports -- including golf. Buck says, "Many golfers, especially those who are older, have problems with yellow, discolored toenails or rough, dry heels that make them feel uncomfortable - especially if they'd like to wear golf sandals, but are just too embarrassed to show their bare feet."

Xenna distributes NonyX® Nail Gel for yellow, discolored toenails and CalleX® Dry Heel Ointment, which uses natural enzymes to exfoliate and moisturize dry, cracked heels. Both products are diabetic-friendly. NonyX Nail Gel is a patented, easy-to-use gel that breaks down and removes keratin debris -- the discolored, yellow or thick granular buildup under nails, softening keratin debris with natural ethanoic acid, allowing it to be gradually scraped out with a manicure tool, beginning after about four weeks.

CalleX® Ointment offers an acid-free, fast-acting way of exfoliating dead skin and moisturizing the foot, and has been shown in consumer studies to smooth and soften cracked, dry feet within 15 to 30 days.

For more information on these products:

For Bite, Dexter and Nike Golf shoes order online at or visit the many golf apparel-related retailers in your area.

High-Tec golf shoes are available at and

Xenna products are available at Walgreens, Longs, CVS Pharmacy, Eckered Pharmacy, Wal-Mart, Brooks Pharmacy, Duane Reade, HEB grocery stores and many Medicine Shoppe pharmacies. On the web, purchase at

To view before and after photos of NonyX Gel and CalleX Ointment, click on, or contact the company at 800-368-6003.


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