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...Severe cases of dry, cracked heels can occur for numerous reasons, including: Cold winter weather or dry climates Dehydration Having diabetes Scrubbing feet too harshly Soaking in a hot bath or shower for too long or too frequently Not moisturizing the feet Increased weight Walking barefoot or wearing open-backed sandals or shoes Prolonged standing at work or home Chronic skin problems, such as eczema or psoriasis Here are a few tips for keeping heels from cracking: Moisturize your feet daily...