Goldilocks and the 3 Shoes That Don't Fit: How to Prevent Blisters
Let’s start with the obvious: You should really buy shoes that fit. One of the biggest reasons people get blisters is because they’re wearing shoes that don’t fit properly. (You can read more about that here.) But let’s just say, hypothetically, you’re favorite pair of shoes are just a hair too small. Or those heels that were on sale for crazy cheap are a wee bit wide. For whatever reason, if you’re stuck with a pair of shoes that aren’t a perfect fit, try these three eNZees techniques to help soothe your sole!
These Shoes Are Too Small!
Your new running shoes are a great fit, except when you’re going downhill. That’s when you realize your toes are rubbing against front of the shoe. Try lightly covering the front of your toes with eNZees to reduce the friction. You can wrap it between your toes to help hold it in place as you pull your sock on. The wool will weave into the front of your sock over the course of your run.
These Boots Are Too Wide!
Sometimes when your boots are too wide, your foot can slip side to side. Try putting some eNZees underneath your forefoot. This will protect the skin from friction caused by even the most subtle movements. Hold it in place as you pull your sock over your foot. It will eventually weave into the fabric and stay in place.
These Heels Are Too Big!
Are your heels sliding up and down against the back of your shoe? Heel blisters can be some of the most painful. Take a big wad of eNZees and stick in the back of your sock. The wool will reduce the friction caused by up and down rubbing and prevent painful blisters.
Goldilocks says the shoes that are just right are the ones that fit! We recommend shopping at stores that specialize in boot or shoe fit. (Read more about how to find the perfect fit.) Spend some time walking around the shop and make use of those ramps to test how your new shoes perform on upslopes and downslopes.