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Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes Paperback – Jul 12 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press; 4th edition (July 12 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899974171
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899974170
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.6 x 2.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #717,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For those of you who put excessive demands on your feet, this books includes 100s of great tips to keep your feet healthy during your running, hiking, adventure racing events. The product listing were very helpful. I highly recommend this book.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa69925f4) out of 5 stars 20 reviews
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HASH(0xa6cbf3a8) out of 5 stars Don't Step out the Door before Reading Vonhof's Book! Nov. 2 2006
By Timecheck - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I like the fact the Vonhof provides us with not only his expertise--from his years of running and fastpacking, and his 25 years of treating other people's feet--but also with advice from other athletes with varied backgrounds. The reality is that people have different kinds of feet (low volume, high arches, pronating, etc.), that each individual's feet change over time, footwear differs, and that trail and weather conditions vary. That means that preventing and treating foot problems is a complex issue. Vonhof wisely gives us information about the factors that affect our foot health and also tons of alternative ways to keep our feet happy.

I have been a backpacker and long-distance hiker for many years. I used to simply treat blisters after the fact. Now I employ some of the methods Vonhof's suggests--such as taping and gel-filled bandages--and prevent most blisters. I consider my copy of his Fixing Your Feet to be a valuable resource. Don't step out the door before reading Vonhof's book!

Susan Alcorn, author of Camino Chronicle Walking to Santiago and We're in the Mountains Not over the Hill: Tales and Tips from Seasoned Women Backpackers.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Stu - Published on Amazon.com
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This book does a good job of how to care for your feet and prevent/treat these ailments in racers/runners. This book is mostly geared toward adventure racers and ultramarathoners. I do run marathons and I find some of the problems discussed in this book are not relevant. But, still has some great recommendations for products that prevent blisters, socks, keeping your feet dry, and etc....
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6cbf6d8) out of 5 stars 3Day walker Aug. 6 2007
By B. Loving - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm training for the Breast Cancer 3Day walk -- 60 miles in three days -- and stumbled across this book during an internet search for blister prevention and cures. I got a copy right away. I have never before participated in any endurance sports and needed as much good advice as I could find and believe me, this book delivered. Certainly, there are parts of it that don't apply to my current activities, however the quality of the information, the helpful references to products and where to access them, and clear instructions in foot care have saved me countless blisters so far. I love the focus on prevention. The section on duct tape was particularly intriguing and helpful for me. I'm telling all my fellow distance walkers about this book!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6cbfc00) out of 5 stars Excellent Book Dec 14 2008
By Cate - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm a walker and don't have nearly the foot problems that people doing longer distances, carrying backpacks, or running sometimes do, but this book has been so helpful to me. For the first time in my life, I actually know how to buy shoes that fit (beyond them feeling comfortable at the store). I have good current information on how to prevent and treat blisters and calluses, and have learned new ways to lace shoes that help them fit and feel better. I also understand now why my feet have gotten bigger as I walk more. I wish I had found this book years ago. Oh well, better now than later!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6cbfc18) out of 5 stars Great esentiall reading for endurance athletes and military Feb. 25 2009
By Mountain Dweller - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this to be a very comprehensive and thorough book on foot care and injury prevention. I have been through the Marine Corps, a marathon and Special Ops selection and training and have really thrashed my feet into bloody stumps. If only I had read this long ago I would have saved my self lots of pain.