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Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes Paperback – July 12, 2006
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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.
Then Fixing Your Feet will be the answer to your prayers. No one else addresses the myriad problems that can arise when your feet are stressed to the max. John Vonhof leaves no stone unturned, pun intended, in this most thorough book about foot problems such as blisters, corns, structural problems. He deals with prevention as well as treatment. It's not just His viewpoint. He has interviewed countless athletes, hikers and endurance runners and quotes from their experiences and solutions.
He offers concrete advice with specific product recommendations and yet perhaps the best advice of all, stated over and over again, is not to take your feet for granted. They are the most important part of any trek or race you plan.
Even if you have never had any foot problems, if you are planning a hike or race, read this book and be prepared. You'll still be walking or running while others have to drop out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book for hikers and runners. Information provided is extensive and up to date. Easy to read.Published on August 6, 2014 by oldcat
Contains a vast array of tips for caring for you feet. It's given me a new lease of my feet during multi-day walking events.Published on December 3, 2013 by JT
I have used this book until the cover is coming apart. I now have a hole in the corner and a ring holding the thing together. This book has excellent advice. Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by Kelley AC Garcia
Bought this when I was training for a 50k ultramarathon, there is more info than you will ever need for fixing your foot ailments. Read morePublished on November 19, 2010 by Jay
this book is a great help. it's a must buy if your feet hurt. with some TLC my feet are more happy day by dayPublished on November 14, 2010 by s sargent
Priceless! This book is a must have for anyone who want's happy feet. This book is packed full of helpful advice from athletes who have walked the walk. Read morePublished on November 2, 2010 by Tater
This is the most comprehensive book I have ever read on runner's feet. It covers every eventuality. What I also enjoy is the actual methods used by real runners. Read morePublished on August 11, 2010 by Streakrunner
While my interests are pertinent to hiking and backpacking this book is written primarily for and from the perspective of runner's foot problems, which often tend to be more... Read morePublished on December 23, 2009 by Starmaster
This is good info for anyone who has foot problems, athlete or not. List many resources for foot care/repair products as well as what to do when a problem occurs.Published on September 22, 2009 by Anet