The winter is nearing, and the nights are darkening. The temperatures are plummeting and the snow will soon be falling. Whether you’re tucked up in bed, or out for a scenic walk, we’ve all been there where our feet feel as though they’re close to dropping off. So we’ve compiled a list of 5 ways to keep your feet warm.
- Place heated inner soles into your shoes
Great for when you’re heading outdoors, heated insoles add an extra layer of warmth for inside your shoe. Many heated insoles provide a heating element running down the entire length of the insole meaning your whole foot will be kept toasty, even those pinkies prone to the cold.What’s better is heated insoles will often fit into any shoe as they are easily trimmed down to size.
- Layer up with socks
Whether you’re tucked up in front of the TV, or you’ve ventured out for an explore, choosing the right socks can benefit the warmth of your feet greatly. There are socks on the market with external heating elements (battery heated/ heat packs) which provide a gradual warmth to your legs and feet. These are a great option if you’re skiing, hiking or walking as they provide extra warmth in colder conditions.Alternatively, cosy thermal socks are great for lounging around the house and help maintain core body temperature also. They’re also perfect for long-term use, with very little maintenance or hassle.It’s important here that you don’t wear socks that are either too tight, or that don’t fit comfortably if you’re wearing shoes as this can cut off circulation to your toes.
- Put your slippers in the microwave
You heard right. Cozy Body slippers are microwavable, and in only two minutes, you can benefit from instant warmth and relaxation. A short term solution, they are ideal for those cold mornings when making a brew or late evenings after a bath.With Christmas around the corner, they make a great gift too! (I will admit I did buy my Nan a pair and she loves them).
- Massage your feet
Who’d have guessed that a soothing foot massage would improve circulation to your feet? Aiding blood flow, a massage helps to circulate the blood to even the nippy toes.Next time you have cold feet, nudge your boyfriend or girlfriend, and blame the cold!
- Top up with soups and stews
With winter around the corner, forget the salads and ice cream and turn your attention to warm, heart foods. Stews, soups, vegetables, potatoes etc will help to keep your whole body warm.Also, avoid the caffeine! I know a morning brew is a staple part of most people’s routine, but caffeine is a vasoconstrictor which means it limits blood flow around the body.
Hopefully you’re now covered in knowing 5 ways to keep your feet warm!
For more tips and advice on how to keep warm this winter, we’ve a host of blog posts to read over.
Amie is a marketing enthusiast, having worked at Primrose since graduating from Reading University in 2014.
She enjoys all things sport. A keen football fan, Amie follows Tottenham Hotspur FC, and regularly plays for her local 5 a side football team.
Amie also writes restaurant reviews on Barnard’s Burger Blog.