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gnarly toenails

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

Mine never fully healed last year so they look pretty gnar this Spring.  My big toenails are hanging on for now but just barely.  Hiking should finish them off soon. How did everyone's toes fare this season? 

post #2 of 26

Lost the big right toenail... for the third straight season.  The left I thought was okay but looked a little mangled, then bumped it into something the other day and a big chip came loose, so I think it may be a goner after all.

 

Three straight seasons of breaking in new ski boots.

 

Now that it's flip flop season, every now and then my wife notices my toes and makes a disgusted face.

post #3 of 26

lost left and right big toenail, 2nd right toenail, and crushed 2nd left toenail

post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post
notices my toes and makes a disgusted face.

 

I know that face.  Lately from little kids in public.  :(

post #5 of 26

I lost the hair off my shins a couple times this season. Other than that my feet usually fair very well as long as I don't get a dreaded :nono: sock kink.  Never lost a toenail even when I skied 100 day seasons.  But then my boots were usually too big back then.

post #6 of 26
Thread Starter 

I don't think I'd lose mine if I gave them a long enough break to totally heal which just isn't going to happen.  I thankfully got good boots recently that I could wear around my house they are so comfortable but between hiking and skiing the big toes just don't hold up.

post #7 of 26

I used to loose my big toenail but then I got custom footbeds and I haven't lost one since.

post #8 of 26

I have custom footbeds, etc.  What usually happens is I will land a jump in the back seat (on hard pack) and toe bang and they're pretty much done.

post #9 of 26
This is the first time in 3 years my toenails got through the season unscathed. I credit new custom footbeds ( the old ones were worn out I guess) and avoiding walking in my boots as much as possible.
post #10 of 26

I thought this was going to be a fun thread but....... no pics?  WTF?

post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post
 

Now that it's flip flop season, every now and then my wife notices my toes and makes a disgusted face.

 

Thank goodness for Keens.   I no longer have to scare women and small children all summer.

 

 

Sandle pics are OK, but any nasty toe pics and I'm unsubscribing!

post #12 of 26
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I thought this was going to be a fun thread but....... no pics?  W

 

 

I thought about posting and asking for pics then I thought better of it.  Gross shit.

post #13 of 26

Yeah, no pics.  I don't even like looking at my own nasty toes much less someone else's.

 

Funny, today my friend's wife did a double take and was like, "what's up with your toes?"  - haha.

post #14 of 26
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If we had pics, I'd win.  Just had to cut off half of one of my big toenails to keep it from getting ingrown.  I hope I can get it to grow out straight, might be time to ask a doc for an opinion.

post #15 of 26

I keep my toe nails(especially my big) as short as they can go. any longer and they do really weird things and make my feet hurt. 

post #16 of 26

:worthless

 

    zenny

post #17 of 26
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:worthless

 

    zenny


I'm pretty sure LeBron James wins the gnarly toe contest..

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

LeBron James Has Some Seriously Messed Up Toes

post #18 of 26

  ^^^^^Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! ^^^^^

 

    zenny

post #19 of 26

Ever seen what a toe nail looks like that started growing for several weeks before the old one came off?  If you really want to see that, I'll try not to post it before dinner.  ;)

post #20 of 26
It doesn't look that good...
post #21 of 26

I've got "dinosaur nails" on both big toes. They grow multiple thicknesses and never come clean enough to either fall out completely or be cut trimly to grow straight and "regular" thickness.  Figure it's just the price of admission.

post #22 of 26
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Battled one of my ingrown toenails all summer and I think it is finally on track to healing.  It took a couple self operations where Dr. Jack Daniels and I went to town with tweezers and nail clippers. 

post #23 of 26

I lost both big toenails back in 07. Ever since then I get at least one ingown per season. Just had mine fixed on Thursday so it'll be ready for the season.

post #24 of 26
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I lost both big toenails back in 07. Ever since then I get at least one ingown per season. Just had mine fixed on Thursday so it'll be ready for the season.

 

 

What does the doc do when you go in to get them "fixed" ?  I'm considering that route next summer if I have issues again. 

post #25 of 26
I try not to look at my mine cool.gif

zenny
post #26 of 26
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What does the doc do when you go in to get them "fixed" ?  I'm considering that route next summer if I have issues again. 


I honestly try not to watch. After they numb your toe, they cut out/trim the ingrown portion of the nail. It's basically what I always attempt on my own but can't accomplish because it hurts so much.

 

This was the first year I didn't wait till I was limping in pain for 3 weeks before getting it taken care of.

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