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Ript Fixed my Ugly, Dry, Cracked Feet

Posted by: Emily Beers

My feet are big. I’m talking size 11 big.

When I go for a pedicure, they look like a polar bear’s foot in the delicate hands of the small, usually Vietnemese esthetician. 

“You have the long feet,” I was once told by the woman giving me a pedicure just as she removed my foot from the soapy foot soak. She had a shocked look on her face as she pointed out the obvious.

As embarrassed as I always was about my unfortunately “long feet," I was even more embarrassed by my chronically-callused heels, which to make matters worse, were often cracked. Even when I scrubbed them, they never looked clean the way freshly-bathed human skin should.

“Lots of dead skin,” the esthetician would chirp at me as she aggressively tackled my feet with a sandpaper-looking device. 

For a long time, I just thought the state of my feet went part and parcel with being an athlete and living in sweaty Nanos and weightlifting shoes all the time. I knew there was nothing I could ever do about the size of my feet, and was about ready to accept my dry, crack heels, too.

Then one day it occurred to me there was something I could do. 


I’ve been grindstoning my feet in the bath every night—2 minutes a foot—and topping them off with a douse of DAILY DOSE, for the last six weeks. 

And for the first time in as long as I can remember, the bottom of my feet no longer look like a wild animal’s sole.


Posted by Emily Beers on

Emily Beers, hailing from Vancouver, crosses bridges by being not only a CrossFit athlete, but also a journalist. She has been a regular contributor to the CrossFit Journal since 2011. She qualified and competed at her first CrossFit Games as an individual athlete in 2014.

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