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A Runner’s Guide to Blister Prevention

by Jill Schuman | September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Nothing can ruin a workout or race like than an ill-timed blister. Whether it’s on your heel, under the ball of your foot, or between your toes, a blister or hot-spot can quickly turn a good run into a suffer-fest. Blisters are caused by friction, which can be created by any number of things: a poor-fitting shoe, unfamiliar terrain, a change in running pace, or a change in temperature or humidity levels.

I’ve met many people who’ve become resigned to suffering from blisters. But you don’t have to! Follow these easy steps for preventing blisters and hot-spots on your next run! 

Find Shoes that Fit!

It sounds obvious, but ill-fitting running shoes is one of the most common reasons people develop blisters. Shoes that are too small can cause blisters on your toes, whereas shoes that are too big can create blisters on your heel. Visit your local running store that specializes in shoe-fit, so you can insure this isn’t the reason your feet hurt!

Moisturize your feet

Dry, flaky skin is more likely to develop blisters than nice, soft skin. Moisturize your feet regularly. You can also use eNZees Foot Soother on a day-to-day basis as the natural lanolin found within the wool moisturizes your skin. 

Finding shoes that fit can prevent blisters while running

Dump the Cotton

Cotton and other non-wicking fabrics retain sweat, which can increase the friction within your shoe. Invest in wool or synthetic socks specifically designed for running – like FITS or SmartWool.

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Don’t forget your eNZees

Place eNZees inside your sock next to your skin - anywhere that you’re experiencing rubbing. The soft, all-natural New Zealand lambswool reduces the friction between your shoe, sock, and skin. eNZees is so light and portable, you can carry some in your pocket in case of emergency.

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