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Mumsnet wisdom, holiday shoes. WHY?

(10 Posts)
littleredpear Mon 17-Apr-17 15:17:19

I am on holiday, it's 20C here. I've brought a selection of shoes and every single pair have torn my feet to shreds in different places. I have a pot of blister plasters and I'm now living in Havaianas.

Why? All preworn in the U.K., trainers, sandals, espadrilles etc.

Is it the heat? Anything I can do before we go away again? sad

CointreauVersial Mon 17-Apr-17 15:40:38

Always wear trainer liners in trainers - you can get ones that are invisible inside your shoe but prevent blisters.

With sandals, try a foot spray like Angel Feet.

Or just stick with flip flops. grin

Madbengalmum Mon 17-Apr-17 15:42:55

Cointreau, that looks good stuff, and it actually works?

CointreauVersial Mon 17-Apr-17 15:56:25

It makes your feet all silky/slidey, a bit like talc, but without the mess.

I think Boots do a similar one.

littleredpear Mon 17-Apr-17 16:05:04

I have the trainer liners and pop socks for my slip ons.

Destined to look like a hobbit all my days grin

vitaminC Mon 17-Apr-17 16:16:33

The heat makes your feet swell, which makes your shoes tighter!

I tend to size up with summer shoes and then add insoles for a better, comfier fit.

I also have a blister stick (like a giant lipbalm for feet) that I put on all the bits likely to rub, before wearing any sandals or shoes without socks / tights.

Gallavich Mon 17-Apr-17 16:18:40

Swollen and sweaty feet will rub and get sore.

habibihabibi Mon 17-Apr-17 16:50:54

I live in a very hot country and I always have to buy a size bigger to account for swelling. Even my calves swell up in summer.
Everything magically returns to normal within an hour in the UK.

littleredpear Mon 17-Apr-17 17:57:35

I like the idea of a whole new shoe wardrobe but a size up!

travailtotravel Mon 17-Apr-17 18:22:42

I have the blister stick too. Quite good but not foolproof. I get a half size up.

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