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Goldilocks and the 3 Shoes That Don't Fit: How to Prevent Blisters

by Jill Schuman | June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

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!

How to prevent blisters on toes. How to prevent blisters when your 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!

How to prevent blisters on forefoot. How to prevent blisters on bottom of foot.

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!

How to prevent blisters on back of feet. How to prevent blisters on heel.

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.


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Celebrating Wool this Earth Day

by Jill Schuman | April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you’ve given eNZees Foot Soother a try, you’ll already know how good our soft New Zealand lambswool feels upon your feet. But this Earth Day, see why you can also feel good about doing your part for the environment every time you use eNZees. 

It’s Sustainable & Renewable

Sheep produce wool which is a sustainable and renewable product.

Sheep by Katriona McCarthy

eNZees Foot Soother is 100% New Zealand lambswool. Because sheep are shorn each spring, each animal is technically producing a renewable product every year. And unlike synthetic materials, sheep create a product that’s part of the carbon cycle. According to the International Wool Textile Organization, “Fifty per cent of the weight of wool is pure organic carbon.” So the next time you use eNZees Foot Soother to relieve foot pain and prevent blisters, know that the wool you’re using comes from a better source than paper tape, moleskin, or other blister prevention and treatment products. 

It’s Biodegradable

That’s right, wool is completely biodegradable. When you’re done with your eNZees for the day, the wool you pull out of your sock won’t just sit in a landfill for the rest of eternity. Wool breaks down quickly and decomposes like other natural materials.

It’s Long-lasting

If you’re like me, your closet and sock drawer are probably brimming with merino wool. Wool garments are proven to last longer than their synthetic and cotton counterparts. eNZees is the same. We’ve heard from numerous thru-hikers and backpackers that get multiple uses out of one application of eNZees wool. eNZees will go longer and farther than any other blister prevention product, which typically only get one use per application.

eNZees Foot Soother is wool that prevents blisters and hot-spots on your feet.

Give eNZees a try on your next hike, bike, walk, or run. Your feet and the planet will be glad you did!


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