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Summary: A military training film, for the WRAC, combining dramatised sequences with library shots to explain the importance of the proper care of one's feet, stressing the careful selection and fitting of shoes and depicting facilities provided by the WRAC for treating foot disabilities. Excellent coverage of women's fashions, shoes and hairstyles of the 1940's.
Description: (Reel 1) St. Pancras station (sign saying this is not King's Cross) and many pairs of commuter's feet. A woman arrives home from the munitions factory and cannot go dancing with her flatmate as her feet are sore (she speaks directly to camera). So her flatmate goes without her and we see her having a great time. Diagrams of different problems caused by fashionable shoes eg. flat feet, deformed toes. Children dancing barefoot in the garden. (Reel 2) Diagrams of incorrect foot posture and discussion of consequences eg. depression, general ill health. Foot aids explained eg. metal inserts for shoes. Foot Remedial clinics teach the correct way to stand, reeducation of walking, muscle rebuilding through exercise and dance. Women folk-dancing, at the beach, swimming. Slow motion CU of woman diving into a pool to show movement of toes. (Reel 3) Diagram of effect of tight shoes resulting in bunions and corns (actual shots), leading to permanent disability (actual shots of deformed feet). WRACs choosing a civilian hat. Shoe sizing at Army Supplies. Care of army issue shoes - use of saddle soap to soften leather and avoid blisters. Importance of clean dry feet to avoid Athlete's Foot; washing and darning stockings to avoid blisters. WRACs looking at civilian shoes - comparison between fashionable shoes and smart, sensible shoes. Choosing good shoes for children - Mickey Mouse in background of shop. Mother and children running free in the park. Two girls walking in sensible shoes down a country road, they try and hitch a lift and fail but sensible shoes will always get them home!