Immediately post training session
8 hours later
I'll not post the balance of the damage as I lost the tissue to the metatarsal forward & the nail. This required 4 weeks to heal & reach 95% closure shown below:
Damn, that is ugly.
Obviously you will be cognizant of this in the future, as I understand that once an area has been so affected it is far more susceptible to further damage from less extreme temps. Protect your toes, bud. Remember, Big toe/little toe, not No toe/little toe.
I usually feel cold or numb in the small toes first, so a large toe frostbite is not what I would expect. Once the toe goes numb, I guess you'd be unaware of damage until it's too late.
Sorry Brian, looks like you're on the mend now. I have a gnarly big toe nail from dropping a 2 x 12 on it many years ago. I think yours will come back normal, Props for grabbing a camera and posting that gnar on the internet!
Can we call you Mr Deeds?
Another vote for a Boot Product Review... Seriously though I've done as much really cold exposure as most here. Big toe is odd, could there have been a kink in your sock causing a circulation problem affecting only that area?
Glad to see I'm not the only Epic Bear to have gotten frostbitten toes this season, although my blister wasn't the size of yours.
I went to my doctor, he looked, said "it's not that bad, keep off your foot as much as possible for a couple days". I took the "keep off your foot" counsel to mean that I shouldn't work out at the gym for a few days but skiing would of course be perfectly all right. Walking was kind of interesting for a few days.
Eventually my blister shrank and fell off on its own.