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Tammy
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Oh, how excited I was when my new little gadget took those rough spots right off of my heels.

My heels are smoother than a babies bottom.

[Eek!]

They're also on fire. I over did it just a bit. I went at it a little too zealously.

A word of advice with this little thing... take it easy.

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Starsnuffer
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I've heard of people who have gotten a pedicure right before running a marathon who quickly learned why their feet had calluses on them, to protect them from running/walking etc.

Just keep that in mind if you plan to be hiking or anything soon--maybe calluses would be a good idea. :-p

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So that's what those stone things are for.... Huh. Removing calluses on your feet seems silly.
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There does come a point when calluses can do more harm than good. I've injured my feet before because my calluses prevented me from feeling that I was hurting myself.

I need to get one of those little things. I routinely use an artificial pumice on my feet, but it's not enough to get rid of some of the uber thick calluses.

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Tammy
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Starsnuffer, forget hiking, I'm having a hard time walking.

ludosti, the pumice doesn't work nearly as well. You'll love this little gadget. My feet are still hurting though, so proceed with caution. Go gently.

theamazeeaz some is okay, but when it gets to the point where they're cracked and nasty looking in sandals, you really want to work on them.

In Arizona I ran around barefoot as a child. I still run around barefoot. It's hard to keep your feet pretty when you're constantly abusing them like that. I want it all, shoe freedom and pretty feet.

[ April 17, 2009, 04:58 PM: Message edited by: Tammy ]

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I'd much rather have functional feet than pretty feet.

To me, feet as smooth as a babies bottom are on the same spectrum with feet bound to look like lotus leaves.

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Oh please...it's not that bad. [Smile]

They're functional, they're just sore.

They'll get over it.

If I would have done it right, this wouldn't have happened.

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No, I didn't say it was as bad as bind your feet -- just on the same spectrum. Sacrificing function for beauty.
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Except that these is a happy balance with this, as sometimes calluses are too thick.

Lotus shaped feet just aren't healthy, but removing calluses can be.

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My feet get rough - to the point where I get a run in my knee-highs when I put them on. So I use a pumice once in a while. (I don't consider that sacrificing functionality for beauty.) The pedegg, though, is something we mock when we see it on TV. We call it the foot zester. [Wink]
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quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
No, I didn't say it was as bad as bind your feet -- just on the same spectrum. Sacrificing function for beauty.

Nah. If my calluses get too thick, my feet itch. Hence the pumice (and occasionally more extreme measures).
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My feet are just naturally uncalloused. Suckers.
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Teaching has been rough on my feet. All my previous jobs have been riding desks...but teaching has you on your feet a lot, especially in our sprawling, one story school where everything feels like it is a half-mile from our classroom.

My feet look horrible, and I did invest in some good shoes that look professional but give me good support. My heels are cracked and rough. I've been using a pumice but they still look and feel awful. I might have to try the gadget. I will not however take the calluses completely off.

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The calluses on my feet are about as thick as the ones on my fingers.

[ April 19, 2009, 09:31 PM: Message edited by: Flaming Toad on a Stick ]

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rivka
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I won't be shaking YOUR hand any time soon.
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Tammy
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It is indeed a zester of sorts. Disgusting, but true!

Well, I'm happy to report that I did indeed go hiking with these ridiculously uncallused feet.

My calves and legs are now aching so badly, I wouldn't even notice if my heels were still hurting.

Tammy's feet = functional & smooth

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The good part being you never again have to pay for parmesian cheese.
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