Thread: Sweaty cold feet
12-10-2006, 07:24 PM #1
Sweaty cold feet
OK so I figured out why my feet get sooo cold when everyone else says their toes are toasty…my feet sweat. I thought I had poor circulation because most girls do but realized my ski socks get damp and so my feet cold.
I guess a good foot powder should do or some better ski socks?
12-10-2006, 07:28 PM #2pura vida
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you using cotton socks?
12-10-2006, 07:34 PM #3
Good wicking socks and dry your liners EVERY night. Don't wear the ski socks in the car up to the hill, put them on there. I use baby powder before I put the socks on. Some people use anti persperant. Absolutely NO cotton socks.It's not so much the model year, it's the high mileage or meterage to keep the youth of Canada happy
12-10-2006, 07:35 PM #4
Spray underarm deodorant on your feet. Works for me.
12-10-2006, 09:10 PM #5
I think the ski socks I have contain a mix of fibres but no cotton for sure.
Learnt not to wear the ski socks up on the car drive up a couple weekends ago. Its weird I never had this problems before.
Gonna give the baby powder or anti-perserant a try. Thanx.
12-10-2006, 10:09 PM #6
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12-10-2006, 10:31 PM #7_
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I have a similar problem. Not really sweaty feet, just always slightly clammy. I used to do the anti-persperant thing, but I didn't feel like it helped. One thing that does help, although a PIA, is to change socks at lunch. Even just taking your socks off during lunch helps. Also, thinner socks seem to help.
12-10-2006, 10:37 PM #8
Chance your feet might not be sweating if water and/or cold air is getting in that overlap on shells by your toes. Stick a piece of duct tape over that spot in front of that front buckle that is closest to your toes. While I haven't had to do this on my Salomon's, it has made other I've had in the past better.
12-10-2006, 10:38 PM #9
12-11-2006, 09:47 AM #10
after realizing that hydration has helped me regulate core temp easier, I think that it has also helped me out with sweaty or non sweaty feet / and hands.
12-11-2006, 01:41 PM #11
One of the side effects of severe frostbite for me was greatly enhanced sweat production.
My podiatrist prescribed regular application of a chemical similar to formaldehyde in an attempt to kill the sweat glands on my feet. I never finished the course of treatment, as it was 2x/day and pretty long. I also got kinda weirded out by the chemical itself and possible side effects.
12-11-2006, 01:51 PM #12
12-11-2006, 02:35 PM #13
some foot powders also have anti-persperant in them (but most do not), so you could look for that too.
Last edited by davep; 12-11-2006 at 02:37 PM.
12-11-2006, 04:26 PM #14
12-11-2006, 07:31 PM #15
12-11-2006, 11:19 PM #16
Oh my so many ideas...I guess I'll tackle them one at a time and see what works and doesn't.
- Already tried the thin vs thick socks didn't help.
- Tried thin wool socks also and that didn't help.
- Interesting info about the increased sweat gland production with the frostbite...I think I'd recognize frostbite if I had it this year or the last, so that's probably not it.
- Could try the ducktape on my atomic boots but my new ski boots are finally in so maybe this clamy / sweaty foot thing will be eliminated. But it's a good idea.
- Definitely intrigued to try an anti-persperant powder or Right Guard.
So overall I'm hoping the new Lang boots will eliminate this....fingers crossed.
12-11-2006, 11:59 PM #17
Do you use a boot drier? Start out with warm, dry boots. If you drive for some time to the slopes, get a cigarette lighter boot warmer setup.
I mean, everybody's feet sweat, so we all have wet feet to a certain extent. Just keep the boots dry and warm, and don't be a fool and take them off once you're cooking in there until 4 pm.
As Theodore Sturgeon famously observed, 90 percent of science fiction is crap, but then again 90 percent of everything is crap.
12-12-2006, 12:12 AM #18
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