It’s one of those “pain is charm” moments when you’re wearing shoes. If you occasionally wear a pair of ridiculously uncomfortable but fabulous stilettos, make sure you know how to walk with blisters on your feet. It’s just the cruel truth. Fortunately, the suggestions below will help you get through the night without destroying your feet or making you weep.
My brother’s wedding was just a few weeks away, and I decided to spend as much money as possible on the best-fitting shoes to go with my dress. They were the closest thing I could find in my price range to a pair of dreamy shoes, and I totally ignored all of the rules for deciding whether or not shoes suit properly by buying them without even trying them on. It was a bad choice.
Since my brother looked so stunning on the wedding day, it was impossible to know if tears were flowing down my cheeks or the fact that I was in excruciating discomfort. I’ll never know the answer to that question, but I’m certain I’ll never want to go through the blister disasters I did that day.
I’m certainly going to use the Best tips below the next time I wear that agonizingly awkward (but oh-so-pretty) pair of heels. Then I’ll be able to walk around without getting blisters! Let’s take a minute to appreciate my brother’s cuteness (and those evil darn shoes) before I continue:
Now look forward to the recommendation!
Find the right shoes for blistered feet.
The shoes will also trigger blisters. Blisters form as your toes, heels, and sole of your foot rub against the shoe. Everyone’s feet are unique in form and design, and no one shoe can accommodate them all. Blisters can be stopped when wearing shoes that are the right fit and style for your feet.
1. New footwear
When you go on a long walk or run in new shoes, you can get a blister because they rub in different ways from the previous pair. If your feet aren’t used to it, any shoe will cause a blister in the first few years. So for relief, Purchase a well-fitting shoe such that the heel does not slip and your heels do not rub against the front of the shoe. 1 Slow down and take quick walks or runs in new trainers, even though they’re the same model and style as the ones you’ve been wearing. Increase the mileage and speed in each pair of trainers.
2. Shoes that are crammed.
For a cramped toe enclosure, toes rub against the sides or ends of shoes. This can also lead to blackened toenails or toenail failure after a long walk. To encourage your feet to stretch when walking, your walking shoes should have a finger’s width of space between the back of your foot and the end of your shoes. So that your toes have enough space, choose shoes that are the right width for your foot.
3. Shoes Sliding Down Feet.
If your shoes are too loose and your feet slide forward and back within the shoe with each step, you’re bringing more blister-causing pressure to your shoes. It’s even possible to get a black toenail. So if You want your feet to have enough room to expand when you walk, but not enough to slide around.
Wear thicker socks to take up some of the extra space. Learn how to lace your shoes to keep your heel in the heel cup with each step rather than sliding forward. If you still seem to have too much space, buy shoes that fit better.
4. Wearing the Right Socks for blister foot
Keep for wool socks instead of cotton socks. Cotton absorbs moisture from the feet, softening your skin and making it more vulnerable to cracking from rubbing, resulting in blisters.
5. Stay away from rubbing seams.
Examine where the sock seams meet the toes. Is it the source of your blisters? Some running socks are made of seams that are kept away from the foot. Tube socks are not advised because the feet are not tube-shaped and may not match properly.
6. Change your socks while on the lane.
If your feet get wet from rain or at the halfway point of a run, many marathoners recommend changing your socks.
7. Invest in a decent pair of socks.
Stocking up on athletic socks can be painful, with prices ranging from $7 to $20 a pair. Nice socks, on the other hand, will last way longer than cheap socks and will save you money in the long run.
8. Obtain the correct thickness.
Experiment with various sock thicknesses. If your socks are too close for your toes to match, you’ll need bigger shoes or thinner socks. To ensure a good fit, bring the thickness of the sock you plan to use for your workouts and activities with you while shopping for shoes.
9. Wear two layers if possible.
By reducing friction and wicking away moisture, double-layer socks can help reduce blisters. 2 Such double layer gloves, such as WrightSocks, also promise no blisters. You may also wear two pairs of socks, which is a common hiking strategy. A sweat-wicking cloth can be used on the inner sock or inner layer of the sock.
10. Moisture is wicked away
Acrylic, polypropylene, and CoolMax synthetic socks wick moisture away from the foot, leaving it dry. These can be found in sporting goods stores.
11. Cover the Problem Spots on Your Feet.
If you have a blister-prone area or a hot spot when walking or running, covering it will help protect it. Sports tape, moleskin, gel bandages, paper tape, and special patches are among the alternatives. You might also use duct tape if you’re in a hurry.
The disadvantage of covering the area is that bandages and pads often do not remain in place, particularly when you continue walking or running. You will need to try a few different types to find the one that works well for you. When it comes to blisters, avoidance is still the safest option.
12. When you feel a hot spot, come to a halt and change your position.
You will often feel a hot spot developing that can turn into a blister. While you may want to keep going, the best thing to do is stop immediately and use these ideas
If you are carrying a blister kit, place a blister bandage or other cover over the spot, or create a protective doughnut around it. You can find take-along kits online or at sports stores. Or, make up your own with the cover-ups you prefer (such as gel bandages or moleskin), antiseptic wipes, athletic tape, small scissors, and a miniature container of lubricant
Lubricate your feet to avoid blisters.
The rubbing motion between the foot, sock, and shoe generates heat and tearing pressures, making the skin susceptible to blisters. Blisters are reduced as pressure is reduced. Lubricating the feet so they slide rather than a rub is one way to minimize friction.
Here are a few products to look into:
- AD ointment
Since this product is heavier than petroleum jelly, it is also widely available in baby diaper stores. It’s another low-cost way to keep your feet lubricated.
- Petroleum jelly.
Vaseline, also known as petroleum jelly, is a low-cost lubricant that is often used for marathon runners and walkers. It won’t quickly wash out of your clothes, and it lets dirt stick to your feet, according to the warnings. This may indicate that there is more grit in your shoe, causing irritation to your foot and perhaps more blisters.
- Body glide, run goo, sports smooth, and athlete shield are both terms for the same thing.
Keep Your Feet Dry to Avoid Blisters.
You can keep your feet dry by wearing wicking socks, but there are other options, such as these two products:
A military study showed that using a special heavy-duty antiperspirant on the feet reduced the incidence of blisters. While regular antiperspirant is less concentrated, some runners use it for the same purpose
- talcum powder and cornstarch.
To keep your feet dry, sprinkle plain cornstarch (like you can in cooking) in your socks and shoes. In a long-distance case, reapply it at least once. Both baby powder and talcum powder have a pleasant scent and keep the feet dry.
- Protect your foot.
Wear nylon or moisture-wicking socks to avoid blisters on your feet. If one pair of socks isn’t enough to keep your skin protected, try two pairs. You should also make certain that your shoes are correctly fitted. Shoes should be comfortable and not too tight or too loose.
- use the right clothes
Wear loose-fitting, moisture-wicking clothing when exercising. Clothing made of cotton should be avoided because it absorbs sweat and moisture, causing friction and chafing.
- Soft bandages are an option.
For problem areas, such as the feet or thighs, consider using adhesive moleskin or other soft bandages. Make sure the bandages are applied securely.
If you do get a rash, try to be careful and let it heal on its own. Blisters usually recover in one to two weeks on their own. Wait until the blister has healed before returning to the operation that caused it.
Dermatologists prescribe the following treatments for blisters:
- Cover the blister
Cover the blister loosely with a bandage. Bring in the sides of the bandage so that the bandage is slightly raised in the center.
- Make use of padding
Using padding to protect blisters in high-pressure environments, such as the bottoms of your feet. Place the padding around the blister in a donut shape with a hole in the center. Then wrap a bandage around the blister and padding.
- Maintain a safe and well-protected environment.
When the blister has drained, wash it with soap and water and add petroleum jelly to the affected spot. Break the blister’s “roof,” which would cover the exposed skin beneath as it recovers.
It’s best not to crack or drain a blister because it can cause inflammation. If the blister is big and sore, though, it might be important to drain it to relieve the pain. To do it, use rubbing alcohol to sterilize a thin needle. Then gently pierce one end of the blister with the needle, allowing some of the fluid to drain.