Context: For about 6 weeks now I have been using a large amount of textbooks, shoe-boxes, and a miniature table to turn my regular home desk into a standing desk. I have found that standing barefoot or in flip flops for a long time makes my heels tender. For now I am borrowing a 1/2 inch foam yoga mat from my mom and folding it in half for extra softness, and it makes standing for extended periods of time much more convenient. However, she does need it to use it from time to time, and as such I need to buy one for myself. Purchasing another yoga mat would be satisfactory, but I'm wondering if a more inspired solution exists.
The actual question: What objects would you suggest to best eliminate heel tenderness while standing in one spot for an excess of two hours? Preferably, the object should provide as much cushioning as two 1/2 inch yoga mats stacked onto each other, and must provide at minimum 2.5 X 1.5 feet of standing space. Hopefully, I can make or buy it with a budget of 25 dollars.
Solutions I have considered:
- Buying another regular half inch yoga mat and folding it in half.
- Nothing else yet.