Tuesday, January 12th, 2016



Contrary to popular belief, it is absolutely 100% chill for men to get pedicures. On that note, it’s 100% kinda chill for men to get manicures too… But since we make socks, let’s talk feet. Before you try anything it is always good to have a little background information. I can provide that for you but it’s up to you to put it to good use.

Some questions you might have before your first pedicure may be:

“Does it hurt?” or,
“Do I have to get nail polish?” or even,
“What if my feet are really awful? Will they laugh at me?”

The answer to all of these is plain and simple, NO.

The first step is baring your sole and it is usually the hardest part of the process, but once you do, it is completely worth it. Soft, silky feet that smell good and look good await you. Get the basic “Spa-Pedi” or go for something a little more involved. Either way, always request Paraffin Wax (insider’s tip).

Your feet must be tamed, tidied and tendered. Imagine that you had a car for 25 years and never washed it or cleaned it. Yuck! Your feet are what carry you on this journey that we call life. They are your vehicles. Oil them the same way you would oil your hemi or V-8.

I don’t know where the unspoken rule came from that manicures and pedicures are “Girls-Only”, because if you think about it hands and feet are like a unifying property of being human. They are genderless entities. For basic nail-care to become a gendered and dividing factor is absolutely, 100%, not chill. It’s safe to say that the majority of people on this earth have nails and so by process of reductionalizationism, or whatever, it’s also safe to say that we all have a right and a responsibility to take care of our nails. Let’s break down the limiting belief that nail care is ladies-only. #Pedicures4All

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Sweatpants, hair tied, chilling with no make-up on.... Super chill.

Furthermore, when your feet are cute your socks will probably last longer. No like, skin-cloth friction or whatever. Gross. So, the boys at SWAP decided to try out #Pedicures4All.
They took a chance, and so should you.

- MJ

Shout out to LSTN Sound Co for the dope headphones. If you aren't familiar go check them out at www.lstnsound.co.
Simply put LSTN does for hearing what SWAP does for sight, and they do it well.

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We almost forgot, 100% go with a clear polish finish.....that is, unless you're busy defending Scotland....

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Woops, classic William Wallace/Roger's Big Toes mix-up. But, just remember:
"Every man dies, but not every man really lives. - William Wallace"
Now get out there and have some fun with your feet.

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If anyone in the area wants to hit up Princess Nails with the SWAP Team, let us know!

Cole Page

About the Author: Cole Page is co-founder and CTO at SWAP Socks. He is pretty bad at writing blog posts, but decent at designing them.