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Ouch! Cure your cracked heels with these ‘magic’ moisturizing socks — on sale for $7 a pair

Walking on eggshells, walking on broken glass — foot pain is so brutal that it's become a universal metaphor for discomfort. And 20 percent of adults in the United States have experienced cracked heels, one very specific type of foot torture. If you're among these millions of sufferers, it's time to meet your sole mates: Dr. Frederick's Original Moisturizing Heel Socks, which are on sale for $14 for two pairs at Amazon.

These cotton-blend socks are the first step to banishing painful cracked heels. They're infused with essential oils, jojoba oil, olive oil and vitamin E that penetrate the skin and soothe deep cracks to help them heal.

$14 at Amazon

Why is it a good deal?

While you can't put a price tag on comfy feet, we'll try! Getting a pedicure or spa treatment to fix cracked heels can cost a pretty penny. But, thanks to these socks, you'll get the same results without spending a fortune. Right now, you can score this two-pack for just $14 — that means one pair will set you back only $7. How's that for a steal?

Why do I need this?

Dr. Frederick's Original Moisturizing Heel Socks are lined with SootheFast Gel, a pain-relieving gel that not only moisturizes, helping to ease soreness, but also encourages the skin to regenerate.

In addition to the medicinal oils contained in the socks' soft fabric, you can add your favorite foot cream and let those babies soak. Think your heels are tough? These socks are tougher — with or without added moisturizers, they go to town on rough, dry skin while you quite literally kick back, relax, watch TV, read a book or go to sleep. It's the most hands-off way possible to restore your heels to their former glory.

Another plus: Dr. Frederick's Original Moisturizing Heel Socks are one size fits most and safe for sensitive skin. They're also breathable and won't overheat your feet, according to many reviewers, especially because they don't cover your toes. And you can pop them right in the washing machine when you're done and stroll out the door in pain-free bliss!

Dr. Frederick's moisturizing heel sock
Heal those heels! Dr. Frederick's moisturizing socks start fixing your cracked heels overnight. (Amazon)

What reviewers say:

If you've tried a million ways to fix your cracked heels and walk pain-free, join the club. That's what most of the product's 8,000-plus five-star reviewers have in common: the kind of desperation that led them to Dr. Frederick's. "I have tried a number of different things, including plastic foot booties used for pedicures. These silicone heel socks do the trick," said one impressed shopper. "Wear these nightly to say goodbye to cracked heels and hello to soft feet."

"These have healed my super-gnarly heels!" said another. "After about two months of using these nightly, paired with using Keresal intensive foot treatment, my once VERY thick and VERY CRACKED heels are starting to look somewhat normal. They’re still not 100% up to my wishes, but I don’t have any cracks, and my heels no longer look terrible. I would say within a few more weeks of regular use and gentle pumice stone use, my thick heel calluses will be 100% gone."

"What kind of magic is this?" asked a stunned reviewer. "The socks, for me, fit perfectly. Hugging my heel with the silicone sitting perfectly in place. I went to sleep and woke up hopeful. I removed the socks and my eyes widened. It was like someone came in the middle of the night and replaced my dry ugly heels with that of a 20-year-old woman! Smooth. Almost no cracks!"

A final Amazon fan said: "What a relief! All I can say is wow. My feet were so painfully dry since it has gotten cold. No matter how much I lotion my feet they would still get dry and cracked, and I needed relief. I honestly didn’t think I would be so blown away by the results in literally two to three days. My feet feel amazing."

Don't have time for a spa treatment? No worries. These socks will do the trick and clear up damaged heels in no time. 

$14 at Amazon

Need a little extra help taming those heels? Over 60,000 shoppers love this foot cream.

The cream creates a protective layer on the skin’s surface to help boost moisture levels and prevent further moisture loss.

$9 at Amazon

"I have battled problems with my feet for over 25 years. Due to my obsessive running, I had infections and cracked feet that were painful and ugly," this five-star reviewer explained. "After one month with this cream, my feet look normal! I wanted to share this information with others like me who have struggled with their feet like I have. Give it a try!"

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

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

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