If Your Feet Hurt While Wearing Stilettos, Try This Trick

by Jessica DeFino

Maybe it’s just me, but “CBD foot cream” does not sound appealing, no matter how many times I’m told it’s a red carpet staple loved by stylists and celebs alike. But “Stiletto Cream,” a brand-new collaboration between CBD brand Lord Jones and iconic shoe designer Tamara Mellon? Or “Smoky Quartz Infusion Spray,” an elixir from CBD-and-crystals entrepreneur Mazz Hanna? Those sound like products I can proudly sink my heels into.

First off: Yes, cannabidiol is in foot care now, and it actually has been for a while. Long before Stiletto Cream was a thing, wardrobe stylists would apply topical CBD to their clients’ feet just before shoving them into sky-high heels, to help assuage the pain. (I mean, can you imagine having to break in new shoes while posing for photogs at a movie premiere?) It's said to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, as The Zoe Report previously reported.

Years ago, when entertainment outlets first got wind of Hollywood's favorite cannabis hack, there was quite a bit of, er, buzz — and not always the good kind. Capobianco says the recent launch of Stiletto Cream is part of the company’s effort to “destigmatize and normalize cannabis.” Mellon, with her history in high-end footwear (you may know her as the mind behind Jimmy Choo), was a natural fit. “Tamara’s fierce spirit, her deep understanding of what women want, and her commitment to breaking boundaries aligns perfectly with our movement,” the founder shares.

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Want to join Kristin Bell, Sophie Turner, and Maude Apatow — who all reached for Stiletto Cream at the 2019 Emmy Awards — in slathering yourself in CBD from heel to toe? "We recommend applying the Stiletto Cream 20 to 30 minutes before you slip into your high heels to allow it to fully absorb,” Capobianco suggests. “Massage a nickel-sized amount onto each foot and go about your hair and makeup routine as you let it sink it.”

For those who don’t have the time or inclination to wait for the thicker cream to dry, there’s Mazz Hanna’s Smoky Quartz Infusion CBD Foot Spray. The product was actually the first that Hanna, a celebrity manicurist, created when it came time to formulate her namesake line. “From her experience getting A-list celebrities like Julia Roberts and Selma Blair red carpet ready, she saw how CBD lotions caused her clients' feet to slip out of their shoes,” the brand tells TZR in a press release. “On top of that, she was always worried about different lotions ruining their super expensive heels.”

In addition to 250 mg of CBD, the product is infused with smoky quartz crystals. They “ground you and transmute any negative energy, so you can enjoy positive vibes all day and night long,” according to the brand — making for a non-greasy, sinks-right-in spray that’s equal parts practical and magical.

Ahead, discover eight creams, lotions, and sprays to treat your feet to a dose of CBD.

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