Cold feet will be a nuisance come winter. Your piggies might feel numb or hard or just plain icy to the touch. The problem typically occurs when temperatures drop, which makes your body respond by pumping blood to the most vital organs. This causes a change in blood flow to areas like your feet and hands, which results in the type of cold feeling you want to avoid. That’s why maintaining a bit of warmth from ankle to heel will help keep your feet comfortable. As a bonus, when your feet are warm, other parts of your body reap the benefits, too. Heating products can also improve relaxation, so invest in a foot warmer. Let’s not forget that incorporating a foot warmer can help you save money as you might consider turning off room and home heaters. Below, we’ve curated some of the best foot warmers on the market with you in mind.
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1. Proaller Heating Pad
At 22 inches wide and 21 inches deep, it’s big enough to accommodate two pairs of feet. The 15-inch cover featuring ultra-plush fabric protects your shins from cold air.
Pros: Both sides are constructed from luxuriously soft, thick flannel that is exceptionally durable and warm. The cord is 10-feet long and a 2-hour auto-off helps you save energy and prevent excessive heating. It has 3 heat settings.
Cons: Some may find since it’s so roomy, cold air can get in sometimes.
2. Doneco King Size Heating Pad
There’s room for two people (that’s four feet) under this product’s roomy pad pocket. It will ease sore muscles and can be used around different parts of your body, including the neck, shoulders, back and legs.
Pros: A mixture of micromink and polyester means the material is extra-soft. This heating pad comes with an LCD controller with four different levels. It automatically shuts off after continuous use for 2 hours to prevent overheating. Best of all, it comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
Cons: Though it’s safe for the washing machine, consider hand-washing to maintain quality.
3. Happy Heat Electric Foot Warmer
This electric foot warmer has a soft fleece cover and heats up when you plug it in for just 12 to 15 minutes. It comes with water in a pre-sealed pouch that heats up, from 140 degrees to 158 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pros: This also has a built-in auto shut-off function and a non-skid bottom. It fits women’s feet up to size 14 and men’s size 13. It should stay warm for up to 5 hours at a time.
Cons: The water may get too hot for some so you should wear socks.
4. Cozy Products TT Toasty Toes Foot Warmer
The foot warmer is an energy-efficient, low-watt device that warms your feet just as well as its competitors, but won’t overload your electric circuits with its cost-cutting tech.
Pros: Three adjustable positions allow you to use it as a heater when positioned upright, and it can also be used as a foot stool or heated mat. You can use it with your shoes on or barefoot. The design is attractive enough to use in the office or at home.
Cons: Some thick shoes might not be able to transfer the heat to your feet as well as minimalist options.
5. Snailax 2-in-1 Shiatsu Foot and Back Massager
This heat therapy foot massager is made with a super-soft polyester top cover that’s removable and has a non-slip bottom.
Pros: It has eight rotating shiatsu rollers that offer a deep tissue kneading massage. The top cover can be detached so you can use the unit as a heating pad, back massager or heated seat cushion. It also comes in a PU leather option.
Cons: It automatically shuts off after just 15 minutes.
6. HotHands Insole Foot Warmers
You simply shake these to activate them and they’ll warm up in 15-30 minutes.
Pros: They’re easily disposable with no ingredients that will harm the environment. They come in packs of 2, 3, 5 or 16.
Cons: You may need to wear looser boots with these.
7. Terra-Warm Microwave Toes
You simply put these plush booties in the microwave for 60 seconds and they provide warmth for the whole foot.
Pros: They’re scented with lavender and fit adult foot sizes 6-10.