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One Cure To Cold Feet.. ???

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My friend sprays antiperspirant on her feet prior to skiing, something she learned from her girlfriend a few years ago. She told me her feet sweat in her boots which, in turn, later makes her feet cold. Their remedy, spry antiperspirant on them to prevent sweating, thus, no cold feet.

 

She swears by it and applies every time before we go out. Also including she says it's all in the application timing, it must dry all the way prior to donning sock otherwise will stay damp defeating the purpose.

 

As she first told me of this over the summer I was comically skeptical, and it's quite hilarious to watch, yet, does she hold the key to no cold feet? Is this common practice that I've been left in the dark on?

post #2 of 13

Though a bit more expensive you could get a pair of Apex ski boots and never have cold feet

post #3 of 13

I use cream type rather than the aerosol spray.

post #4 of 13
This does work
post #5 of 13

Plenty of people in my ski school do the anti-perspirant thing, I do not.  I put talcum powder on my feet before donning ski socks.  Seems to help keep feet dry.

post #6 of 13

An expensive but more effective alternative to prevent sweating of your feet (or anything else) is Drysol.

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Along this line. Most people wear their ski socks to the resort/inside there regular shoes or boots on the trip up to the ski resort.  Always wear any sock other than your sock you are going wear actually skiing.  this will avoid the slighly perspiring feet/sock and then it getting cold.  I always put on my ski socks 10 secs before the boot and this goes a long way in eliminating the perspiration problem.

post #8 of 13

As a matter of fact I tried this very thing for the first time today.  No success but then I'm full blooded Italian.

post #9 of 13

Drink more hot adult beverages.  Warm will become a smaller issue all the time.

 

Totally non-performance enhancing but it works.

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Drink more hot adult beverages.  Warm will become a smaller issue all the time.

 

Totally non-performance enhancing but it works.

The last thing we need on the slopes is more drunks. And alcohol may make you feel warmer temporarily but it cools you down by opening up your blood vessels in the skin which then lose heat to the outside. I hope you're kidding.

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Along this line. Most people wear their ski socks to the resort/inside there regular shoes or boots on the trip up to the ski resort.  Always wear any sock other than your sock you are going wear actually skiing.  this will avoid the slighly perspiring feet/sock and then it getting cold.  I always put on my ski socks 10 secs before the boot and this goes a long way in eliminating the perspiration problem.


Do the same, and have decent results.  For those of us whose feet sweat a lot, not wearing the ski socks till right before the boots go on is really important.  My regular socks are usually a bit damp when I pull them off, while sitting on the back bumper of the car, so sometimes will rub the feet vigorously to dry them out at that point.  Have not done the spray the feet tactic in years, was a common concept for a long time, first heard of in the Army for me.  Key is also to wick away the sweat from your feet.  It both keeps the feet warmer, as well as works on the blister issue (not a skiing issue I know).    I have hiking socks that were great at it, a synthetic mix made to wick away, and love Smartwool for skiing as it moves the moisture away from the skin. 

post #12 of 13

I keep an extra pair of socks balled up in my armpits because I'm low on antiperspirant…….

post #13 of 13
Go to any running store and look for the anti friction lac powder. This can serve as a good anti persperant. Although my feet never sweats (wonder what that feels like), my running friends use this powder.
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