Cold feet: what are the causes and solutions?

Some people's feet are particularly sensitive to the cold. What are the origins of this phenomenon and how can you remedy it?

There are two main reasons why our feet get cold: the first is that the feet are the extremities furthest from the center of the body, and therefore the most difficult to warm. The second is that our feet are in contact with the ground, and the air that insulates the rest of the body does not do the same for our feet.

Cold feet syndrome

Some people are more prone to cold feet than others. Scientific studies have shown that there are several physiological causes: skin thickness, vascularity, body fat and muscle mass. Our physical and physiological particularities therefore have an impact on our ability to keep our feet "warm".

Drink to keep your feet warm

Fortunately, for those who are concerned, there are a few simple and effective gestures which, combined with good insulation, can help combat this cold feet syndrome. The problem of vascularization, i.e. poor blood circulation in the feet, is first treated by better hydration. Drinking hot beverages regularly in cold weather not only provides instant warmth (without having to heat an entire room to 25 degrees Celsius), but also helps to improve circulation over time, especially for the elderly who no longer feel the need to hydrate. A healthy, balanced diet is also a factor in improving circulation. Contrary to popular belief, a meal too rich in sugar or fat is detrimental to healthy blood circulation.

Choosing the right shoes (or slippers)

There's no secret here: you need to know how to insulate your foot to keep it warm. Choose shoes with a thick sole, or even two soles, with an outsole and a midsole to insulate your foot from the ground. Note: a rubber sole will provide much better insulation from the ground than a leather sole. If you prefer leather for its aesthetic appeal, you can add a pad to improve its thermal qualities. Last but not least, choosing a shoe with an inner lining (usually made of artificial fibers) will give you real comfort. Last but not least. It's important not to overtighten your shoes, as this will block blood circulation and allow your feet to breathe properly! 

For the home, think of your old charentaises or any other stuffed slippers, which will be your best ally while remaining much more comfortable than a pair of shoes.

Heated socks

For some very cold people, all these tricks are not enough, and even when well insulated, their feet remain frozen. In this case, heated socks can be a good solution, as the socks bring the feet right up to the desired temperature, thanks to their integrated heating system that reaches right down to the toes. The sensation of warmth provides pleasant, long-lasting comfort. 

There are several brands of heated socks, ranging from the very top of the range at several hundred euros to the first price at around ten euros. Our socks are in the mid-range and stand out for their value for money. In all cases, choose socks with lithium-ion batteries, which last much longer than battery-heated socks of limited use. Thermal socks with no heating system are of little use. In this case, wool socks will do the job much better!


Keeping your feet warm is a source of comfort, but it also means you don't overheat your home, which is not only bad for your health, but also for your wallet... And with these tips, you'll never have cold feet again ;)