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Do you think being barefoot in snow could help out?

Asked by Afos22 (3990points) December 16th, 2010

It is the first snow here since last winter/spring.. And I had an idea. I ran though the snow barefoot. My intent is to go in the snow barefoot, whenever I can, but not long enough to damage my feet. The idea behind this is that doing so will better acclimatise my body to the cold, and when I need to go out in the snow/cold, my body will warm up better, and/or keep my hands and feet from getting cold. Good idea? What do you think?

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Rarebear's avatar

Short answer, no.

daytonamisticrip's avatar

I do that all the time, and my feet don’t get cold easily anymore. But that doesn’t help with your hands, nose, and ears.

coffeenut's avatar

wear flip/flops, rubber boots, something… you never know what’s hiding under/in the snow

chyna's avatar

I saw a segment on the news yesterday where being out in freezing weather without a coat or hat/gloves or in a bathtub with ice speeds up your metabolism 50%. So it would be good for losing weight!

CyanoticWasp's avatar

I have often gone barefoot in the snow, more or less since my teens. Not for long, and not all the time, but nearly every year at some point. And I’m here to tell you that you won’t “get used to it.” It’s always going to be cold when you do it, and your feet will freeze. You might become familiar enough with the feeling of having freezing cold feet that it doesn’t bother you so much – because you’re “used to feeling cold feet”, but your feet will still be cold.

And I will say this about cold: I have gotten to where I can ‘accept’ and ‘deal with’ it, but when I look around my office most days, especially this year, I’m the only one wearing a sweater because I really need to. And even though you have me thinking about it now, and there is some snow on the ground outside, I’m not taking my slippers and socks off tonight until it’s time to go to bed, and I’m NOT going outside in the snow.

I might even break down and turn the heat up past 62°F tonight.

pinykiting's avatar

i do not like snow

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