Well, Sara said I should take a picture of my foot and post it…
Did you notice that Sara’s also IN that picture! She’s the one hiding under the blanket.
Yep. That was 2 days ago. I think Sara thought I was dying. Well, aren’t we all really?
I have to admit, it is kinda impressive, right? I mean actually I noticed it first and pointed it out to her, at which point she seemed concerned.
No, it’s nothing to worry about. I would best describe it as dead skin soaking up dirt/leathery stuff with the help of some baking powder. Or at least that’s what I think.
See, my feet like to shed skin sometimes. Quite a lot lately. I think it’s because I was trying putting a bit more baking powder in my fivefingers to help with the wetness and what not. Previously I had just made baking powder bags to keep in them between wearings. Well, I started just dumping some in there. Seems like since then, the feet have been shedding more skin. I don’t even know how my feet keep up. I swear some days I shed an entire layer every day.
ANYWAY… nothing like this had shown up before, but I did some Fivefinger maintenance this weekend, gave them a good cleaning and as I had noticed a week or so ago, (hmm, I guess it was longer than that) Apparently I push with my middle toes which I guess you’re not supposed to do. Hence on 2 of my pairs I have worn a hole at the edge of the tread on my middle toes.
So… On some internet advice I went to Wally world and picked up some "Shoo Goo", and attempted to add a bit more substance where I had worn them down. And here’s a question for any of you: If you have used this Shoe Goo before, how did you apply/manipulate it? It wasn’t that bad, but it does seem to have some interesting physicalities that make it a bit odd to try to get positioned how I’d like… I used a paper clip which… Worked I guess, but I feel there’s a better way…
ANYWAY…(again) I washed and patched the 2 pairs I wear the most out and about and let the Shoe Goo sit for 3 days for maximum hardness(That’s what she said).
Sooo…(again) I wore my hiking pair for a couple days including one full day at work. I believe they still had a bit of powder in them, and they are brown and at least partially leather.
And at the end of the day… That was the result. I couldn’t really smear it with my hand or anything, but a trip to the shower and using the scouring pad got rid of the majority of it/dead skin.
It was pretty much just back to normal the next day.