I can't wear socks to bed. My feet have to be free not imprisoned in a sock. I also don't like wearing shoes and socks so I will wear open toed shoes 9 months out of the year. I don't care if it is raining or not. However my feet do care if it snows so that is when I break out the brightly colored fun socks to clash with the outfit I wear...as if to scream out to the world "I DON'T LIKE WEARING THESE SOCKS BUT SINCE I HAVE TO, I'M GOING TO MAKE YOU LOOK AT THEM!"
As a result of my need to be barefoot most of the year, I get really rough, dry, cracked heels. No amount of lotion helps, unless I can leave it on overnight. I think I was telling my sister about the time that I tried to put lotion on my feet and wrapped them in plastic wrap to keep them moist and when I got up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night I slipped (rightfully so, because that was a very blond moment for me) on my lotion and plastic wrap and fell.
Then that is when my sister, Carol, said it: take a pair of socks and cut the toes out of them (so you have the wiggle freedom that I so crave) and lotion up your feet and then put the socks on. And it works brilliantly. It felt like my feet were fans of Madonna (in the 80's) with the cut out toes, but I was able to wear the socks to bed and not be bothered at all. I woke up this morning and my feet are so soft...so soft! And because I actually applied lotion to my feet last night, I also was able to remember to apply lotion on my arms and legs (something I never do because I don't think about it or I don't want to do it in the mornings before work so lotion gets all over my clothes).
Carol, seriously, best solution EVER! Thank you!
And Justin, thank you for letting me use a pair of your not so old and in moderate condition socks. I know it was a sacrifice for you to give up ANY pairs of your beloved (in somewhat of an unnatural way, I might add) Costco socks. I don't think I would have had the softness success I have without those thick, furry socks of yours.