How I Developed Hobbit Feet

It was a serious of unfortunate events with a bit of ingenuity that led to my hobbit feet.

A cauterized toenail made it painfully impossible to wear socks or closed-toe shoes. I couldn’t stand anything touching my toe. Except a Band-Aid.

I also have very dry heels that are prone to cracking. Not wearing socks or regular shoes allowed my heels to crack and bleed.

My normal solution? To slather them in foot cream and wear sneakers for a week. But that wasn’t possible. Because of the toe issue, I had to toss out normal and go for abnormal: hobbit feet.

I took a pair of scissors to my unmatching socks and trimmed the tips off.

Much like fingerless gloves, I now wear toeless socks.

Of course, I didn’t want to destroy too many pairs of socks so none of my new toeless socks match. In fact, some have zero in common. Like the brown and white striped sock on my right foot and the burgundy sock on my left foot today.

My grandma E thought I was being very fashion forward. Aren’t grandmas the best?


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36 Responses to How I Developed Hobbit Feet

  1. Jenny says:

    You and your poor toenails. I have the same problem. Love the sock thing, though. Great idea.

  2. Cat Forsley says:

    HEY YOU ๐Ÿ™‚
    Grandma E is Right
    and you are bringing back the 80’s as well as treating your feet well …….
    xxx i wear socks like this all the time ๐Ÿ™‚
    i cut off the heal too – it’s like ballet ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxoxoxoxo
    huggggggs xx C

  3. Carrie Rubin says:

    So not only are you creative when it comes to writing, you’re creative when it comes to foot ailments. Is there nothing you can’t do? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Grandmas ARE the best. So glad you’ve found useful foot comforting strategies, Kourtney. Those socks may also help prevent athlete’s foot… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. klynwurth says:

    I hope I can be as cool a grandma to my grandchildren as yours is to you. You also get bonus points for creative problemยฌsolving.

  6. 4amWriter says:

    Hobbit! Just in time for Halloween. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. jmmcdowell says:

    Now that’s a very creative solution for two disparate problems! I hope both are soon cleared up, and you won’t have to do more surgery on themโ€”or your socks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It was a conundrum. Treating one would worsen the other. I let my heels get really painful before I started thinking outside the box. ๐Ÿ™‚ My poor socks got massacred. Luckily they were the non matching ones!

  8. Grandmas are the best. I have the dry heel issue too – so irritating – so the sockie solution sounds great….Molly say’s she’ll be willing to trim the toes off the socks for me.
    Hope you are on smooth footing soon!

  9. berry says:

    Ive been told i have troll feet. Not pretty.

  10. Kourtney, in high school a very tall girl in my PE class tromped on my big toe. Every couple of years the toenail insists on regrowing and sluffing off. Have the same types of problems. My other half calls my feet “ughs”.

    • Ouch Susan that stinks. The heels are mended but I have to keep them covered for the fall/winter to maintain them. LOL. I tease my friend about having troll feet. She never wears open toed shoes or flip flops. But she’s 98% gorgeous. And if her feet are her worst feature that’s a blessing–they can be kept in shoes and no one knows.

  11. yay for innovation and thinking out of the box

  12. EllaDee says:

    I love Hobbits but would hate to have Hobbit feet. Socrates said โ€œWhen our feet hurt, we hurt all overโ€. He’s right, a foot issue can put everything out. I love your solution. I have a family with tendencies to dodgy feet but thankfully due to a fortuitous aberration in gene distribution, mine are fine but it makes me very aware of footcare ๐Ÿ™‚

    • At least mine aren’t super hairy too! It’s hard to have feet problems because we put so much weight on them. Even a small cut can be excruciating. Thanks. I tried to get creative. Glad to hear you’ve got good feet. ๐Ÿ™‚

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