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How Can I Blister-Proof My Feet?

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Almost all athletes have felt the sting of a painful foot blister -- but these tips and tricks from a trainer can help prevent them and protect your feet.
Question: "Is there any way to blister-proof my feet when I'm running?"

Answer: There's no way to totally prevent blisters, but you can stave them off, says Spencer Casey, senior manager at the New York Running Company in New York City. He suggests trading cotton socks for sweat-wicking ones made with Coolmax or Nike Dri-FIT. "Cotton traps moisture, which causes the friction that creates blisters," he says. He also suggests putting baby powder or BlisterShield (found at running specialty stores) on your feet pre-run.

Originally published in Fitness magazine, February 2006.

 

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jortman1 wrote:

I wear "feetures" brand socks; that I purchased at our running store; I have never had a blister. I also prior to long runs and mini marathons put Aquafor lotion on my feet to prevent blisters, as well.

5/23/2011 11:38:37 AM Report Abuse
jsportsm wrote:

Good suggestion. I had never been told that. I will look for it in the store.

4/13/2011 10:51:55 AM Report Abuse

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