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Try putting a battery in only one sock.
on December 5, 2011
My son gave these to me last year. When I used them the first time, shoveling snow on my FRONT walk for about an hour @ 30 degrees, I didn't think they were working, because I didn't feel any perceptible 'hot'. My feet weren't cold, but I expected to feel 'heat'. Later that night I went out to shovel the BACK walk @ 15 degrees, and tried the socks again @ my sons urging. No problem with my left foot, but my right foot (toes) were freezing within 10 minutes. I went inside, and discovered that I hadn't secured the flap over the battery on my right sock. I secured it then, and waited about 5 minutes, then went out again. Feet not hot, but not cold at all. My fingers got cold after about an hour or so, but my feet were fine. I think everyone expects them to feel like a heating pad or something. Give them a chance, try the one foot without the battery. You will see the difference. Only problem is the batteries are heavy and tend to make the socks fall if not worn with boots. But I will put up with that to not have frozen toes.