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Old 12-06-2005, 10:56 AM
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I love to go barefooting but I have one problem, I have sissy feet. My feet get so "hot" that I have to drop off after a couple hundred yards. It is the worst early in the season and gets better later in the season but I have yet to have to stop footing because I have run out of water or have become tired. It is ALWAYS because my feet are tender. Sometimes in order to stay on longer without stopping I will ride on my rear-end for a while or just do a tumble turn or two....or three. I have tried slowing down to like 35-36 and that helps a bit but the spray becomes a problem. I usually foot at about 38-39.

Anyway, I am going to try some off season toughening up of my feet and was wondering what ideas the rest of you might have on this topic, or if any of you have this same problem.

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Old 12-06-2005, 11:02 AM
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this may not suit everyone.......but my dad was a pig farmer andthey used to swear blind that by washing their hands in pigs pi$$ they used to harden up the skin on their hands.......

try it on ya feet....what have you got to lose????


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Old 12-06-2005, 11:35 AM
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this may not suit everyone.......but my dad was a pig farmer andthey used to swear blind that by washing their hands in pigs pi$$ they used to harden up the skin on their hands.......

try it on ya feet....what have you got to lose????


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How do you convince the pig to pi$$ on your hands?!?
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:48 AM
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Acid like that in urine will help develop callous, but it might make you kinda tender as well.

Do alot of barefoot activities all year round and it'll toughen your feet.

Hard to do in winter i suppose, but you could always run the trash out barefoot, might start workin it.
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Old 12-06-2005, 12:23 PM
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I have always found walking around barefoot toughens them up.

The trick is you need to do it out doors or at least on some sort of abrasive surface like cement.

How about lining whatever you kick around in at home with sandpaper.
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Old 12-06-2005, 12:31 PM
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Someone told me once that putting gravel in your socks works. I'm pretty sure they we're playing with me, but it may be worth a try. Also, heard that walking around a lot in sandals helps. Usually, springtime comes and I haven't done much of anything, so I just tough it out. Shorter runs in the spring, more work on tricks, and the use of shoe skis a little bit help me adjust. Usually after three or four times out I'm good to go.
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Old 12-06-2005, 12:36 PM
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Tannic acid to toughen: Marathoners and long distance walkers may want to t oughen the feet with 10% tannic acid or a tea soak. Apply the tannic acid to your feet, or soak in strong tea, twice daily for two to three weeks.
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Old 12-06-2005, 01:52 PM
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I walk around most of the summer in flip flops or barefeet which helps.

If you have a cat scatcher at the house, that'll work if you rub your feet against it while watching TV at night, etc.

Ask Sassy Do what's he created to aid himself when encountered with this problem.
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this may not suit everyone.......but my dad was a pig farmer andthey used to swear blind that by washing their hands in pigs pi$$ they used to harden up the skin on their hands.......

try it on ya feet....what have you got to lose????


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try it and let us know how it works.
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Old 12-06-2005, 05:27 PM
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If you aren't a Farmer, where do you get it? Maybe someone should bottle it up a sell it......
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