Does the amount of walking you do exponentially increase when on vacation? Such spots as Las Vegas, Washington DC and New York require a lot of walking and if you have a desk job or don’t walk a lot, your feet will hurt if you don’t prepare.
How to prepare?
#1: Do you have flat feet (do your feet pronate).? If so, you can purchase over the counter arch supports and use them on and off during your trip while walking a lot.
#2: Are you feet week? Practice single leg balancing for 30 seconds 3 times per day on each foot/leg to build up foot strength and improve your balance. Better yet, if you have a gel disc at home or the gym use that–it will challenge you more.
#3 Make sure to alternate different types of shoes during the day to stress different parts of your foot. One day I wore tennis shoes with orthotics in the morning, and wore sketcher flip flops in the afternoon.
#4 Learn how to massage your feet and lower leg muscles to take the kinks out.