Cold feet? The answer is in the bag

The `voetenwarmzak` is the perfect antidote for cold feet

Wessel’s parents have the most amazing solution for cold feet of the literal kind — an electric “voetenwarmzak” — a “warm sack” for your feet. I borrowed it when we visited the Familie Kok in the Netherlands last week and was in heaven. And now I’m trying to find a similar product in the US, which uses 110 voltage instead of the 220 the Dutch version come in. Can anyone help me?

Here’s a new Dutch model online, for $47. When I Googled all sorts of word combinations of English words, I found nothing close to the “sack.” I could, of course, buy the Dutch version and use an electrical converter, but that’s not the safest option.

Moon boots and a space heater are the currently used protective methods

Moon boots and a space heater are the currently used protective methods

In case you’re wondering, my feet are generally fine except when I’m sitting at my desk not getting any circulation, which is a lot of the time. I wear Sierra Designs puffy boots, which we call  my moon boots, but even they don’t do the job. I also use a space heater and sometimes rest my feet on a heating pad, but nothing has kept them truly warm — until the voetenwarmzak! I must find one!

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7 Responses to “Cold feet? The answer is in the bag”

  1. boldlygosolo Says:

    Boots and a heater in combination don’t work? Wow, thems some cold feet!

  2. Jill H Says:

    How about this product? it’s close –

    Foot Buddy Personal Foot Heater

    Foot Buddy Personal Foot Heater

    Buy from Amazon

  3. Wessel Says:

    Here’s an idea: General Electric developed a device in 1932 that would help police officers to keep their feet warm while directing traffic all day long in the coldest weather.

    http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2008/04/07/cops-cold-feet-heated-by-electricity/

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