Questions tagged [feet]

Questions about feet, such as preventing blisters or keeping them warm

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How to harden feet for walking barefoot on harsh surfaces?

In the past I was only occasionally walking barefoot, on relatively short distances, on the earthy surfaces. But I'd like to train my feet to be able to do much more - including walking on harsh ...
47 votes
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How to harden feet to avoid blisters on long hikes

I've enjoyed hiking my entire life but I have one huge problem. The skin on my feet is extremely soft and sensitive. I wear good wool socks with properly fitting boots and change socks during long ...
12 votes
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Preventing "heat rash" around ankles and shins?

I'm currently hitchhiking in South East Asia where it's of course always hot. I'm getting a rash around my ankles that I've had in the past but never looked into. (The same rash, but on a different ...
3 votes
2 answers

Using liniment / heat rub to warm up feet

How effective and safe to use are liniments like tiger balm to warm up feet after water sports? I've tried massaging or walking / running after drying feet and putting warm socks, but it didn't help ...
3 votes
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Adapting feet to the cold?

After Using my Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) for 3 hours in 6,5mm neoprene shoes with temperatures about 0, my feet felt almost numb, although they were dry. I've got problems putting my trousers, I ...
11 votes
3 answers

How dangerous is it to walk with wet feet in cold terrain?

Let us say we have around 0 degrees celsius and I have wet feet and I am in the middle of nowhere (let us say 2 days away from any civilisation). On the one hand people say it is no problem to walk in ...
3 votes
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What should I do with possible frostbite: Swollen feet after putting them in warm water

My feet were frostbite, so I put my feet in hot water when I got home. Ice was forming in my shoe. After I put my feet in the water they puffed up A LOT, they were badly swollen!!! Should I get ...
22 votes
5 answers

Is there a protective substance, like an epoxy, I can use on my feet so I can backpack barefoot?

Is there something that works like epoxy or natural tar that I can apply to the most delicate impact points of my feet (balls and heel) that will form a very durable bond, and let me backpack (i.e. ...
21 votes
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How to deal with wet feet?

Say for instance I'm walking on boggy ground, I find a small muddy hole or some other minor tragedy that leaves one or both of my feet soaking wet and caked in mud. What is the best way to deal with ...