Aside from the cold and wet of winter, if one suffers cold feet, perhaps even painfully cold feet or numbness, one might think about their blood as the feet are usually the furthest bit of body from the heart, it could indicate blood circulation problems, either internally or externally.
So by all means look for something to buy to keep the feet warm, but go and see your Doctor, as cold feet could be an indicator for as I said circulatory problems, high cholestrol and diabetes and I think raynaud's syndrome and cold vasospasm.
I know I got low blood pressure, but the cold hands and feet thing causes me to think deeply on the subject every winter and regards the feet I think I have come to the conclusion that what my feet do, is start off warm, sweat and that sweat cools as it should do, but the cooling is too much, it's painful even
So as an ideal I think some sort of synthetic wicking sock is required to take the moisture away from the skin into something like pure wool which actually gives off heat as it tries to dry. But the footwear is worth thinking about here, and with that a breathable waterproof shoe, as an unbreathable shoe will just keep the naturally occuring moisture in where it tries to cool kind of defeating the need to keep ones feet dry and there warm.
The other thing is one is meant to let footwear dry out between uses, well polished leather though water resistant from the outside does not dry out well between uses, and being organic, fungus grows down there which is not good for other organic things like feet.
So my recipe is fuller's earth foot powder, thin synthetic wicking socks, the old meraklon stuff works, pure wool outer socks and breathable synthetic outer foot wear, toastie is the result and with that, I can get on with other things whilst not thinking of cold painful feet in winter.
Ithink what one has to do, is not look at all the 'names' and what they boast, but look at the action of the materials they use and apply some thinking at what you are trying to achieve.
But if anyone has a sproglet in the house, hey, you have another use for that baby powder, as that is fuller's earth, rub your feet in it and tip it in your socks, it does help with the control of moisture from sweating.
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