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Fighting cracks is hard

It's almost August, so summertime footwear has been going worn for a couple of months now. In my case, that means dry heels. And eventually, cracks.

Daily scrubs with a pumice stone followed by a foot balm then socks for the rest of the evening.



For all that work, I achieve status quo: skin stays soft, but the cracks stay.

Anyone has a better strategy?
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I've seen worse threads in here. I doubt I am the only one who has that issue.

Thanks WarriorA, I'll give that a try, but I'll be wearing socks.
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That shit is too scary to even try.

Little update: Heavy sessions with the stone mean cracks reduced to very little, but heels are pink and sensitive.

After the working out and shopping parts of the day, this is where the Vaseline comes in. Rubbed it in and put socks on. Very soothing.

I don't think I'll be buying Vaseline in any other format than a pump from now on.
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Vaseline & socks! probably white, I guess also sandals... no wonder you get cracks.
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Vaseline & socks! probably white, I guess also sandals... no wonder you get cracks.
Sandals in the summer is a must. Of course I do not put socks with sandals. I've seen that In Edmonton, but I don't do that. I actually saw someone with sandals and wool socks at -10C, but I for one do not like the look of it all.

Since the goal of the sock is to keep the Vaseline on the foot when I walk around the apartment at night or when I sleep, I fail to see what importance the color of the sock is.
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That shit is too scary to even try.

Little update: Heavy sessions with the stone mean cracks reduced to very little, but heels are pink and sensitive.

After the working out and shopping parts of the day, this is where the Vaseline comes in. Rubbed it in and put socks on. Very soothing.

I don't think I'll be buying Vaseline in any other format than a pump from now on.
Sorry I'm late in here, socks are good but they should be cotton not synthetic where feet cannot breathe.
And about rubbing with a pumice stone, I don't have that particular problem myself but whast I've heard or read from the specialists is that when you rub the heels too often the skin gets too thin, sensitive & pink (like you described) so don't overdo it. What I've read it's best to rub the heels with the stone or better with some of these more modern 'things' (scrapers or whatever they're called) on sale once a week (depending on circumstances obviously). And instead of vaseline there are all kind of creams in the pharmacies to help with cracked heels, you could ask a friendly pharmacist and try some cream instead.

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For the moment, the routine is pumice stone rub each time I'm in the shower. After the night shower, I put that Glysomed foot balm followed by some Vaseline, wipe off anything that was not absorbed, then socks for the night.

The cracks have been downgraded to wrinkles since I added the Vaseline to the mix. Things are improving.
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Thank God I didn't need to go more than 5 posts in to this thread to find somebody else who read the title the same way. Needless to say, discovering what the thread was truly about was rather disappointing.
I hope both of you understand that is was kind of intentional.

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For a moment I thought one of my old threads had been bumped....
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This works very well.
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I hope you realize that I realized it was probably intentional, hence my amusement with the thread.

The personal swipe was uncalled for, and presumably hang over from a problem you had with me in another thread.

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