Keep your feet moisturized with a daily foot cream or some classic foot lotion. Make sure to allow the lotion to completely dry before putting on your shoes or you may end up with some other foot problems. Keeping your feet and corns moisturized will make it easier to remove the callouses. Corn Medications and Removal Options I would stay away from all medications when it comes to corn removal. From personal experience a corn infestation can be cured simply by following the tips above. Also remember that the medications may lead to further irritation or infection so if your going to use a corn pad buy non-medicated pads. Compressing a hardened area of skin on the feet resulting in pain can indicate the presence of corns or calluses. Corns may also get inflamed or infected. Treating corns is important as neglect can lead to problems in the future. Soft corns are regularly confused with athlete's foot, and are found in between toes, especially in between the fourth and fifth toe. Soft corns are often quite painful and are common in people with bunions Many people tend to develop calluses from running and walking excessively, and performing other athletic activities. This is again due to excessive pressure on the foot. Bunions are a prominent bump on the inside of the foot around the big toe joint. Corns are an accumulation of dead skin cells usually found on the toes, forming thick hardened areas. They contain a cone-shaped core whose point can press on a nerve below causing pain. Calluses are also an accumulation of dead skin cells that harden and thicken over an area of the foot. They are the body’s defense mechanism against excessive pressure and friction. Calluses are normally found on the bottom of the foot, the heel, and/or the inside of the big toe. Causes of Bunions, Corns, Calluses hammertoes. Now the aesthetics - if the above information doesn't deter you from wearing this style of sandal, how about the extreme grotesqueness of how bunions and toe deformities are displayed in them. These sandals are in fashion, but they are not a smart or attractive choice. The same applies to the high heel version, including all of the points above. There are other toenail issues that might be addressed at an appointment. Discoloration of the nail, incorrect growth and deformities can all be examined. Depending on the diagnosis, it might be something simple that can be remedied right away or require more in-depth investigation. It is not fair to say that all these conditions are only associated with flip flops. Any type of non supportive or open back type shoe can lead to some of these problems. It should also be noted that some individials are less inclined to suffer these symptoms than others. People with excessively high arched feet or excessively flat feet or certainly more vulnerable than those with a more neutral type of foot. If your foot is more on the flat side then a shoe with a firmer type sole with less flex and a firm counter would be a better choice.