Baby, it’s cold outside.
But, no worries. There are lots of novel ways to keep feet comfortably warm this winter with devices to fit every budget, among them disposable toe warmers and electric insoles. And with the holidays quickly approaching, these ageless and genderless gifts will be welcome under the tree or menorah.
If you’re commuting to school or work, stock up on Grabber Toe Warmers for quick relief on a super-cold day. Simply open a packet and the contents are automatically air-activated, providing heat for up to six hours. Just stick them to the outside of your socks and you are ready to go.
For the gadget lover, there are some technical options available. Nordic Gear has developed heated Lectra Sox for outdoor enthusiasts and those out for a walk with their dog. Each sock requires one D battery, which fits into a pouch at the top of the sock and provides six to eight hours of continuous warmth. When heading indoors, simply shut off the power switch.
For those who really want to indulge, there’s ThermaCell ProFLEX heavy-duty heated insoles that provide warmth at the touch of a button from a smartphone iOS and Android devices. Two removable cushioned batteries come with the insoles and are easily charged in under two hours, delivering up to eight-plus hours of warmth for up to 115 degrees.[caption id="attachment_283734" align="alignnone" width="1024"] ThermaCELL’s ProFlex heated insoles; $199.99; amazon.com[/caption]
If you prefer cuddling up at home, step into a pair of unisex heated slippers from Gen III, designed to rejuvenate numb toes and cold feet. These cordless and rechargeable slippers stay warm for up to 10 hours per charge. And their durable outsoles allow them to transition to the outdoors for a quick run to the mailbox.