I have nerve damage in my feet and I've tried everything in the market from diabetic lotions, foot creams, patches, sprays right down to getting shots in my feet every month.... My husband bought me these and I gave them a try. So far they have helped to keep my feet warm and dull the aching\/shooting pains and that's a huge thing coming from me considering I've been desperate to rid this pain and have tried everything under the sun... BUT... I personally find these to be majorly uncomfortable and hard to walk in. I wear them to bed every night and It is a pain to wake up in the middle of the night to use the restroom and I have to change from the hot booties to my slippers since they are hard to walk in. One other problem that I found is that I have to heat them up about 20 seconds longer than the max of 90 that the company recommends. But that is also a pain because you have to stand there and heat them for 8-10 secs at a time, take them out and check them because they can bust if heated too long. There are some cons to these booties but the pros are worth it to me! Hope this helps!
I had to order a pair of these for my father, who works outside and is also diabetic. His feet are almost always cold. At least they were. He loves these, and it has probably been the most used gift I have ever gotten him. The only reason I had to order online was because our local stores (all 5 of them within driving distance, and some that a friend works at through his job) were completely sold out of all the colors except for pink. The first time they were heated they did have a bit of a smell (linseed, apparently) but it has not been noticeable after that initial warm-up. The bottoms can be a bit slippery for walking on hardwood floors, but for just lounging and keeping your toes warm before bedtime, these work like a charm.