Keeping feet tough over winter

Discussion in 'Barefoot' started by barefootconservative, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. barefootconservative

    barefootconservative Summertime barefooter

    Now that temperatures rarely get above 50º now, my barefoot days are over until spring. One thing worries me: how do I keep my feet tough over winter? Going barefoot will be a rare occurrence, as it will be too cold. Does anyone know any ways I can keep my feet tough over winter with minimal barefooting? I don't want to have to start from square one come spring.
    P.s. I have noticed some skin on my soles start to wear off, and you can see the different layers. You might call it peeling, I don't really know.

    Anyway, any thoughts?
     
  2. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    Make a hot coal runway and walk over it 4 times a day. :)
     
  3. goodearth

    goodearth Member

    .........or,....glue inverted soda bottle tops to your treadmill belt.
     
  4. barefootconservative

    barefootconservative Summertime barefooter

    Don't think I have access to either of those.
     
  5. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    i generally go barefoot minimally over the winter since it gets cold here too. i wouldn't say that you go all the way back to square one by spring. sure, you lose some foot toughness, but on day one in the spring i can still walk on pretty much any surface, and it's fully back to normal within a couple weeks.
     
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  6. barefootconservative

    barefootconservative Summertime barefooter

    good to know. After some conditioning over the summer, and very little barefoot over winter, it won't take long to build back up.
     
  7. Jude96

    Jude96 Well-Known Member

    I’ve still been barefoot a lot because of the weather staying warm but yep, I guess anywhere up north is going to have those winter months coming up where it’s wool sock season
     
  8. barefootconservative

    barefootconservative Summertime barefooter

    yeah. I really don't want to lose my progress.
     
  9. Jude96

    Jude96 Well-Known Member

    You could be bold and still make trips to your mailbox in barefeet during the winter haha... I know what ya mean though... this will be my first winter back in cold cold weather in many years
     
  10. barefootconservative

    barefootconservative Summertime barefooter

    yeah, little journeys like that I can and will do, and that can help me maintain toughness just a bit.
     
  11. wilsjane

    wilsjane Well-Known Member

    Now that the weather is getting colder, we light a wood fire in the evenings. Rather than use a poker, I just press the logs in and crush the embers down with my bare feet. It keeps them tough all winter. Just remember not to do it unless you are wearing heavy denim or leather jeans, otherwise you will be keeping your feet tough by having to use them to stomp your burning pants out. LOL.
     
  12. barefootconservative

    barefootconservative Summertime barefooter

    nah, besides we have no wood stove.
     
  13. goodearth

    goodearth Member

  14. barefootconservative

    barefootconservative Summertime barefooter

  15. *pixy*

    *pixy* Member

    Hi, my experience tell's you won't loose all your toughness just from a winter break. And also in winter you may find some chances to go barefoot and so stay trained a bit. For example going shopping in a city, as you stay inside shops/malls the most time and only have to go short distances outside. Or visiting a museum and all these things.
     
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  16. barefootconservative

    barefootconservative Summertime barefooter

    oh, okay. But I don't think I'll be doing much public barefooting in winter.
     
  17. goodearth

    goodearth Member

    BFS…………you need to try skateboarding. You definitely have the independent heart of a skateboarder....... I love it.
     
  18. barefootconservative

    barefootconservative Summertime barefooter

    that may be, but I definitely don't have the coordination.
     
  19. neoprene_queen

    neoprene_queen Rebel Grrrl

    Wouldn't walking outside barefoot in the cold keep them tough?
     
  20. goodearth

    goodearth Member

    Sure you do. You're a musician. Believe me………it's an art, and a state of mind………and you have the mind. Watch them until you feel it . Then take it in small steps. I have three friends that have asbergers, and they are skateboard magicians. They are fearless. Two of them are also musicians.
     
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