MD Podiatrist Provides Tips on Keeping Your Feet Warm

Technically, winter doesn’t arrive until December 21. But let’s be real—it’s already in full-force. And with the freezing temps and snowy days comes a constant battle to keep your feet warm. Daniel D. Michaels, Hagerstown and Frederick-based podiatrist and founder of Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC, says to make sure your boots and shoes have a thick sole. For even better results, Dr. Cunha says you can also add an insole to keep your feet further from the ground. “More heat is lost from your feet simply by standing on cold surfaces through conduction,” he says.


If you’re all for planning ahead, start heating up your shoes before heading out for the day. “Place your shoes over or near a heating source—like a radiator or heat floor vents—for an hour or so before leaving to warm them up,” Dr. Michaels says. “This will also dry out your shoes from any moisture that may have built in the liner. Even better if you remove the liner and leave it out to dry the night before.”

The Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC Team

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