Preventive care for calluses includes careful selection of proper footwear. Shoes that provide effective arch support and have a shock-absorbing rubber sole reduce the risk of developing a callus. Proper regular foot care can also reduce the risk of developing a callus and the discomfort that occurs after callus formation. Protective and palliative care includes moisturizing and padding callused skin. Regular moisturizer use helps keep callused skin moist and supple.