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Feb 17, 2023

Athletes often overlook their feet when training for races. Why is that and what problems can it lead to? Contrary to what many athletes say, you don’t have to suffer from blisters, hurting toenails, and other feet problems that cause you to limp across the finish line. Are hurting feet a natural occurrence or can you have healthy and happy feet?

In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with John Vonhof, Author of Fixing Your Feet, which has now been out for 25 years and is in its seventh edition. Learn tips on how athletes can take better care of their feet and not have any pain! Discover common foot problems and what to consider when buying shoes.

About John Vonhof and Fixing Your Feet

John Vonhof wrote Fixing Your Feet: Injury Prevention and Treatments for People Who Push the Limits of their Feet in 1997 to help athletes. Over seven editions his book has grown from 200 pages to almost 450 pages of tips, advice, stories, and product information and has sold many thousands of copies around the world. John has patched thousands of feet at marathons, ultramarathons, multi-day races, adventure races, and ultra-distance triathlon races, in the U.S., Brazil, Costa Rica, Chili, and BC Canada. He loves helping athletes and tries to educate them about foot care and their feet problems as he works on their feet. For more information or to learn more about Fixing Your Feet, visit