Fixing Your Feet

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  • Footcare bible for outdoor adventurers
  • Comprehensive coverage of injury prevention, treatment, and footwear
  • Information on hundreds of footcare products


Fixing Your Feet is a comprehensive guide to injury prevention and treatment for outdoor adventurers. Foot pain and injuries can thwart even the most experienced hikers and athletes. Foot expert and ultra runner John Vonhof and physical therapist Tonya Olson discredit the conventional wisdom of 'no pain, no gain,' teaching instead how the interplay of anatomy, biomechanics, and footwear can lead to happy or hurting feet. The 7th edition of Fixing Your Feet covers all that any active person needs to know to find out what works now and also hundreds of miles down the trail. 

Inside you'll find:

  • Tried-and-true methods of footcare from numerous experts
  • Tips and anecdotes about recovery and training
  • Information about hundreds of footcare products for nearly every foot ailment
  • High interest topics such as barefoot and  minimalist footwear, blister prevention, and providing foot care for athletes
  • Discussions on individual foot care and team care

This comprehensive resource covers the full gamut of footwear basics, injury prevention, and treatments. If it can happen to a foot, it's covered in this book.



After more than 25 years of treating feet and reading about treating feet, I've found nothing, absolutely nothing, as helpful as Fixing Your Feet.
Buck Tilton, MS, cofounder of the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS

From heels to toes, products to pathology, resources to rehabilitation, this book has it all. An essential guide.
Runner's World

As a veteran of more than 80 marathons as well as ultramarathons up to 100 miles, and being a podiatrist for 18 years, I thought I knew it all. John’s comprehensive approach of asking the so-called medical experts as well as the real experts out in the trenches for their tried-and-true advice will bring you more value for your endurance event than a podiatry degree ever will.
Bill Johncock, DPM
   Fellow, American Academy of Sports Medicine
   Board Certified, American Board of Pediatric Surgery

Just about everything I have learned and passed on about working on endurance athletes’ and soldiers’ feet I have learned from watching John completely and patiently repair blistered feet that I would have considered candidates for amputation.
Anthony C. “Woofie” Humpage, CSCS, FMS
   USA Triathlon Certified Coach
   Badwater Ultramarathon medical team
   Developer of SELECTED! a program for U.S. Army Special Forces

This is it—the best book ever written on foot care. Everyone who has been bothered by foot problems or wants to prevent them should own this book.
Bill Trolan, MD, author of the Blister Fighter Guide and medical consultant to adventure racing teams

About the Author

JOHN VONHOF has more than 35 years of experience as a runner, hiker, and medical professional. He has provided medical aid at numerous adventure racing events around the world. He continues to be sought out for his expertise and experience, especially for multi-day events. He lives in Manteca, CA.



Publication: 11/9/2021, 7th Edition

Pages: 400

Binding: Paperback



Due to its heavy weight, this book will ship USPS Media Mail to addresses in the USA when First Class is selected and will be delivered in a separate shipment from other items on the same order and may take a little longer to arrive.


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  • 5
    Fixing your feet is the gold standard!!

    Posted by Jamie Lukens on 27th Feb 2022

    If you plan on hiking, running, or anything in between you need this book! I have never seen so many resources crammed into one book concerning foot health, blister care, prevention, and everything associated with keeping your feet healthy and ready during any kind of activity involving your feet. Seriously just get it you won't be disappointed.