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« on: May 09, 2012, 12:05:43 PM »

Driving me nuts already, this early into the spring. I have heel cracks, only on my left foot. The right is fine and dandy. Anyone else get this? More importantly? Anyone cure them?

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 12:22:55 PM »

Those are mild compared to the Grand Canyon like crevices I had on my heels.  What I found works well is a product called Heel To Toe.  It is basically a callus remover tool.  Either while in the shower or immediately after a shower while the skin is still soft, I would rasp this thing across my heel removing layer upon layer of dead skin.  It takes a while to get it accomplished, because you cannot just go at it and remove it all at once.  Your heels will be incredibly sore if you attempt to do that.  After a few weeks of using this product, I do not have this issue any more.  I still use it periodically for maintenance and removal of dead skin cells.

Here is an Amazon link to the product I am referring to.

http://www.amazon.com/Heel-to-Toe-Callus-Remover/dp/B004ETIYVA

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 12:34:23 PM »

Yeah, I agree with Mr. Leigh. Just some gentle daily exfoliation should do the trick! You could get a ped-egg or use a pumice stone to buff the dead skin away. Lotion up to soften the skin as well.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 01:02:22 PM »

I tried a ped-egg first, and although it worked well for light maintenance, it was not enough of a tool for the job for the heel cracks I was experiencing.  The callus removal tool was hands down a better option, especially with the handle.  The ped-egg seemed a little awkward to use for that, plus you have to dump all the dead skin cells out of it.  Most of it was a powder and it was not entirely contained in the ped-egg, so it made a bit of a mess.  I'd much rather let them rinse down the drain sight unseen.  LOL. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 10:21:40 PM »

Call me crazy, but I use Tim Taylor's (Home Improvement) philosophy... "More Power!"  While my feet are dry, I use an orbital sander with 120 grit sandpaper to knock down the rough stuff.  You've gotta be careful not to go too long or your skin can overheat.  Then while in the shower I use a pumice stone to smooth out my heels - and then I finish it off with Bag Balm.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 02:02:33 AM »

Call me crazy, but I use Tim Taylor's (Home Improvement) philosophy... "More Power!"  While my feet are dry, I use an orbital sander with 120 grit sandpaper to knock down the rough stuff. 

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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 06:27:39 AM »

Call me crazy, but I use Tim Taylor's (Home Improvement) philosophy... "More Power!"  While my feet are dry, I use an orbital sander with 120 grit sandpaper to knock down the rough stuff.  You've gotta be careful not to go too long or your skin can overheat.  Then while in the shower I use a pumice stone to smooth out my heels - and then I finish it off with Bag Balm.

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012, 09:38:45 PM »

I just use a pumice stone every once in awhile but i use Aveeno lotion after my showers where i use a scrub brush on me feet and it keeps my feet crackless and not rough. My girlfriend likes that too. Smiley   Whats odd is i love wearing flip flops and being barefoot yet I'v never had the negative effects of heel cracking or rough feet.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2012, 12:15:06 PM »

I have these on and off throughout the year simply because I am almost always barefoot, I guess? Anyway, when they start bothering me (or someone else LOL), I use a pumice twice daily, then what really works wonders is to apply straight lanolin and cover with a sock while sleeping. A week of that and your feet will be baby soft again, if that's what you want. Smiley

I bought my lanolin in bulk (I used to make skin care products for sensitive skin), but Lansinoh brand can be found in most stores.
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2012, 12:52:41 PM »

I was a river guide for a few years and cracked heels runs rampant among guides.  Most did a combination of what everyone above has already mentioned

Pumice stone daily,  Bag balm often (most would apply generous amounts and then put socks on to sleep), and if you are going out and need protection then lots of super glue. 
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 10:10:35 AM »

I dont understand, im always barefoot and never had these yet people that are get them.  Weird.
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