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7 Foot Massagers That Will Make Your Tired, Sore Feet *So* Happy

Allie Flinn

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Pre-COVID, the cause of most of the foot soreness I experienced came from wearing all kinds of hot-but-impractical shoes during nights out with friends, drinking cocktails in crowded bars and flirting with strangers. These days my footwear is predominantly fuzzy slippers and this particular pair of Havaianas flip-flops, and I spend most of my day on my couch staring at my computer or in bed staring at my phone. So basically, while my feet don’t get sore as frequently, clearly I could use some self-care. Regardless of the reason your feet are sore—or you’re tired, or sad about life—a foot massage can be game-changing—as I’ve recently discovered during my quest to find the best foot massager. Another thing I recently discovered? The amount of people who will post reviews, including pictures of their feet. At-home massagers are also wonderful if you’re weird about feet (like I am) and don’t want another human to touch them, or have been isolated inside your apartment lacking human touch for a year (also like I am).

Shop the best foot massagers that will make your feet happy (if you remember what happiness feels like):

1. HoMedics Elite Foot Massager with Heat, $70

Homedics foot massagerOne of my aspirations is to own a car that has seat warmers, because for some reason that signals “real adult” to my brain. Until that happens, this heated massager is a solid stand-in.

Shop now: HoMedics Elite Foot Massager with Heat, $70

2. TheraFlow Foot Massager, $17

Theraflow foot massagerThis product has over 13k five-star reviews, and I would like everyone to appreciate the lengths I went to (five extra minutes) in order to find a photo that didn’t have real feet in it.

Shop now: TheraFlow Foot Massager, $17

3. Theragun Elite, $399

Theragun eliteIf you haven’t used a Theragun on your feet, you are missing out.

Shop now: Theragun Elite, $399

4. Dr. Scholl’s Massage Ball, $7

Dr. Scholl's massage ballYou can fill this massage ball with hot or cold water, depending on whether you want to reduce inflammation or soreness. It’s dishwasher safe, meaning it’s easy to clean after you’ve rubbed your feet all over it.

Shop now: Dr. Scholl’s Massage Ball, $7

5. Renpho Foot Massager, $140

Renpho foot massager

My feet are always cold and I am always losing my socks, so this heated slipper-like massager that I can nestle my feet into is kind of ideal.

Shop now: Renpho Foot Massager, $140

6. Nekteck Foot Massager, $60

Nekteck foot massager

Another great heated option, this features six massage heads and 16 massage nodes for an extra relaxing experience.

Shop now: Nekteck Foot Massager, $60

7. Snailax 2-in-1 Shiatsu Foot and Back Massager with Heat, $50

Snailax foot massagerUnfortunate brand name aside, this product is quite cozy and helps ease foot soreness. Plus, you can detach the top cover and use it is a back massager or period-cramp heating pad.

Shop now: Snailax 2-in-1 Shiatsu Foot and Back Massager with Heat, $50

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