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any tips for avoiding blisters?

(7 Posts)
MikeLitoris Fri 19-Apr-13 17:45:29

I have just got some lovely (and cheap) heels but my feet are so prone to blisters I am scared to wear them.

plasters are a no no as they are too strappy.

last time I went out I wore wedges and ended up with blisters underneath all my toes.

I have some of those jelly things to wear but am concerned about the straps digging in.

any ideas?


OneLittleLady Fri 19-Apr-13 17:48:31

I heard somewhere at rubbing vaseline along the inside back of your shoe can help. Don't know how true it is though

purplewithred Fri 19-Apr-13 17:55:24

compeed blister plasters are see through and wonderful in my opinion. Or their anti-blister stick is good too, try sports stores if boots dont have it.

MikeLitoris Fri 19-Apr-13 17:58:13

I usually put vaseline on the back of my heel but no good for the toes with straps. my feet will be sliding down the shoe grin

never heard of a blister stick will have a look for that in boots tomorrow. I love the plasters but don't think they are see through enough for these shoes.

GreatBags Fri 19-Apr-13 17:59:45

Give your feet a good moisturise with something heavy like Body cream and take a small pot of vaseline with you and if you feel them starting to rub you can slick a bit on. Wear them round the house with a pair of socks to break them in

MikeLitoris Fri 19-Apr-13 18:13:49

Ive got them on now with a pair of socks. Nice stripey ones grin

rodgette Sun 21-Apr-13 14:15:50

top tip for you, add a little vaseline or baby oil to where you can feel the strappy sandals pinching your feet, I worked this out 2 summers ago and it has worked ever since

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