How to Keep Your Feet Warm

In winter, we stroll through the snow, stand by the mulled wine at the Christmas market and do many other activities that can more or less make our feet cold. How can we avoid this and keep our feet warm?

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1) Active movement

The principle of warming up is simple, the more we use the feet, the more blood flows into them, and with it, also the heat. Barefoot shoes are suitable for winter because the toes and all the muscles can work actively. When walking, we’re unlikely to freeze unless we’re walking to the North Pole.

The problem is when you stand still and do nothing. Of course, standing can also be active. And we don’t mean stomping or stepping on a square metre, which would attract critical stares from those around us. Try standing with your legs slightly bent and rocking from heel to toe by simply shifting your weight. Exert pressure on the big toe without actually taking the foot off the ground. You may not feel it at first, but keep doing it continuously for long minutes, and the warmth will come.

2) Insulated footwear

Wearing sneakers in the snow is not the wisest choice. Winter boots are suitable for winter, and they usually differ from year-round ones by the presence of a fur lining. It alone can provide the necessary thermal comfort. So, don’t save money on footwear and buy the proper shoes for every season and weather.

3) Shoe inserts

There is another way to increase the warmth in your shoes without having to buy new shoes. Just slip in a three-layer merino liner. It contains a metal foil (for protection from the cold), insulating foam, and sheep’s wool (for insulation).

4) Shoe care

There is another not-so-obvious factor that affects the warmth in your shoes - the proper care. If you take good care of your footwear (regular impregnation, cleaning, and drying), you will keep them in better condition. The footwear will retain the desired properties for longer.