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to think my feet won't be warm again until next July

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Muckogy Sun 25-Oct-15 20:42:56

Well, its started....
my feet are freezing cold once more, as the winter begins. and they'll stay like that till next summer. except when i'm in bed, with the electric blanket on.
no medical problems, central heating is on, i just have really cold feet.
i wear socks and slippers all the time.
any recommendations for footwear/socks/anything that will stop my feet feeling like two blocks of ice?

00100001 Sun 25-Oct-15 20:45:54

look here smile

failing that - tie hot water bottles to your feet grin

ineedaholidaynow Sun 25-Oct-15 20:47:59

Sorry I have no recommendations but watching with interest as I am the same. Went for a walk this afternoon, the rest of the family are now all toasty and warm and I am still cold, even though I had the most layers on.
Seem to have permanent cold feet, hands and nose!

Notgrumpyjustquiet Sun 25-Oct-15 20:51:44

Get some ski/ snowboarding socks and slippers that are like furry boots that come up past your ankles. Tuck pj's into socks. Not sexy, I grant you that, but keeps me warm.

I hate winter.

Doje Sun 25-Oct-15 20:54:01

Get yourself a pair of 'Just Sheepskin' slippers. I treated myself to a pair two years ago and I love them. smile

LadyintheRadiator Sun 25-Oct-15 20:57:36

Merino socks from Falke. Sheepskin insoles from Celtic & Co. Uggs, if you can bear them (I can, sometimes).

I don't remember particularly feeling the cold until I had children but it's like my internal thermostat just got turned down from that moment on. I'm in bed with a cat on my feet which helps a bit...

DoveCazzoEIlMioCaffe Sun 25-Oct-15 20:58:12

We got something similar to these for my Mum and her cold feet -

Toasty Feet

Don't think it was exactly these but similar. I also have cold feet. sad

Cocolepew Sun 25-Oct-15 20:59:54

I got duvet socks from. Primark, they were up near the jammies. They are 2.2 tog and are great.

I've seen socks with a tog in the Spar etc as well

bonzo77 Sun 25-Oct-15 21:00:18

As soon as you get in the house take off your outside shoes and socks and put on Sheepskin boots. No socks. Real sheepskin, not synthetic. If you can't run to sheepskin change into ski socks and slippers. Make sure the slippers are big enough that your feed aren't squeezed in. And ones with proper rubber soles, not fabric ones.

ButtonLoon Sun 25-Oct-15 21:02:25

I always have freezing feet in winter, I have resorted to soaking them in a bucket of hot water before bed. A bit daffy but at least I fall asleep faster! I am going to invest in woolly slippers for daytime and hope that helps.

Cocolepew Sun 25-Oct-15 21:02:48

Here are some. Mine are Stars and Stripes grin

IndomitabIe Sun 25-Oct-15 21:04:27

No good for at home, but a few years ago I decided I wasn't having cold feet any more. Bought myself some proper Canadian snow boots (Sorel) from Snow + Rock.

They were expensive for me at the time, but nothing unreasonable for a pair of boots like that. I've worn them from October to March for at least 2 winters now and they're still good as new. They're so toasty!

Invest. You won't regret it!

abigamarone Sun 25-Oct-15 21:05:40

www.amazon.co.uk/Beurer-FW-20-FW20-Footwarmer-x/dp/B003N26HGI one of these?

foragogo Sun 25-Oct-15 21:05:53

I have the same problem and have had freezing feet for years. Last year I bought some "hiking socks"from Costco and they have cured the problem! the are never cold when they're on. I've no idea what they're made from but I think they had merino wool in. they're incredible, really recommend them.

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 25-Oct-15 21:07:14

I have a heated footmuff, wonderful, marvellous thing.

DoveCazzoEIlMioCaffe Sun 25-Oct-15 21:08:20

Those 'Heat Holders' socks do nothing for me - nothing at all. Do they work for others?

IndomitabIe Sun 25-Oct-15 21:09:45

mobile.snowandrock.com/womens-snow-boots/footwear/fcp-category/list?resetFilters=true&productsPerPage=10&pName=Women's%20Winter%20Footwear

gingerboy1912 Sun 25-Oct-15 21:10:58

My feet were freezing cold last night in bed it kept me awake for ages, too lazy to get out and put socks on. Changed bedding today and put electric blanket on, it will stay on now until end of April,

CalleighDoodle Sun 25-Oct-15 21:11:13

Im the same. Bed socks in the house. At work thermal tights. All other times two pairs of socks

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 25-Oct-15 21:12:31

Battery operated socks and gloves. Like mini electric blankets!

Try your local motorbike shop?

Or possibly ebay.

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Sun 25-Oct-15 21:14:43

I have Ugg boots as house shoes. Glamorous they are not but they are super-cosy and because they are 'proper outside' boots, if I need to nip out to the bin or something I don't have to change. No drafts round my ankles when I'm working (I work from home). Life changing, honestly.

PigeonPie Sun 25-Oct-15 21:20:38

YANBU! I feel your pain too. My feet get cold and my fingers go numb at almost every opportunity. Even sheepskin slippers (which I wear all the year round - they look great with summer dresses!) and sheepskin mittens with silk liners don't help.

I think I should live in a warmer climate.

I have made some microwavable barley bags (apparently barley holds its heat better than wheat) with fleecey washable covers for my feet in bed and I have a HotRox electric handwarmer.

Afraid I don't have any other recommendations though.

zen1 Sun 25-Oct-15 21:22:30

I'm also the same. Once the temperature drops below about 21°C, I have permanently cold extremities. Once I'm cold, no amount of clothing will help warm me up and I either have to apply a hot water bottle or get into a hot bath. DH and kids complain when I turn up the heating and just don't get how I can be so cold. I did buy a pair of boots a couple of years ago (got them half price in TK Maxx) and they are the only footwear I own which keep my feet warm.

IndomitabIe Sun 25-Oct-15 21:31:43

Just had a thought.

It's also important to keep your core warm or your body will constrict the blood vessels in the extremities to minimise heat loss - this will make them feel colder.

Invest in merino base-layers and a decent synthetic fill coat (expect to pay around £300 for a properly warm & waterproof one). They should last if you look after them (my jacket was reduced from £300 four years ago and is still brilliant!)

glenthebattleostrich Sun 25-Oct-15 21:45:38

Second merino wool socks. I have some on now and they are amazing. My feet are usually blocks of oce but so far this year, toastie toes.

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