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'Can't wait to wear sandals': This $9 treatment transforms dry, cracked feet in hours, fans say

If winter left your feet looking like a mess, you're not alone. Plenty of us are dealing with unsightly calluses or uncomfortable dryness and cracking as spring begins. Want to skip an expensive salon visit? There's a foot treatment that's selling like crazy on Amazon, and unless you want your favorite strappy sandals to stay in your closet as you venture out into the world, you might want to check it out. It could be the best $9 you'll ever spend, fans say.

"I wish I could give it 10 stars," said one reviewer. "After the first application from this cream at night before bed, there is a 100% improvement the next morning. A little goes a long way."

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Kerasal Intensive Foot Repair is a podiatrist-approved ointment that's formulated to repair dry skin. It aims to heal cracked, dry heels and feet using salicylic acid, which gently exfoliates away old skin to reveal the softer, smoother layer underneath. It also contains moisturizing urea and petrolatum (like Vaseline) to keep skin feeling "soft like butter."

To use it, apply the cream to clean feet before bed — easy-peasy. Some Amazon shoppers say they slather it on before putting on cotton socks, which the brand says can help speed up results. Kerasal promises visible results in as little as one day, and many users confirm that it does work quickly: "I saw improvement right away and have continued to see that improvement," said one fan.

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A highly rated foot treatment may be all you need to bring those feet out of winter hibernation. (Getty Images)

The ointment has more than 36,000 five-star reviewers, many with a common refrain: This stuff "does what it promises."

"I don’t think I've ever left a review for a product before but I had to on this one," said one relieved reviewer. "I power wash and my feet take a beating, my heals were cracked so bad to the point it hurt to walk, and some of the cracks opened up, even. I tried all sorts of lotions and creams but nothing lasted or had a great turn around. Within one single night with this cream and socks I noticed a difference. Within three nights my feet are majority healed and only the worst parts left, but have shown huge improvement. This is a life saver!"

"This product is a staple in my nightly routine," said another happy shopper. "I apply the product to the soles of my feet, the skin around my toes, and around my fingernails each night. In the morning there is a noticeable difference in the texture of my skin. I get the worst hang nails, and this has been such an unexpected solution to my problems."

"I want to shout it from the mountain tops," enthused another buyer. "My mood is better because I am not in constant pain, my self esteem is better because I don’t have gross embarrassing feet ... I cannot say enough wonderful positive things about Kerasal! I may even go get a pedicure now that I don’t have to worry about the techs mocking my feet."

"My heels used to be badly cracked that I avoided sandals in the summer, and I avoided pantyhose because they would just get runs from my heels," said a final fan. "Now I wear pantyhose and can't wait for summer so I can wear sandals. Only bad thing is after you get them soft and the cracks heal, you have to keep using it to maintain the smoothness."

Spring is here: Get ready from heel to toe with this powerful cream backed by more than 36,000 five-star reviews.

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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