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Thanks to our Local Retailers!

by Jill Schuman | December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Buy eNZees Foot Soother Locally, Durango Colorado

Photo of Downtown Durango by teofilo

More stores than ever are now carrying eNZees Foot Soother. As 2016 draws to a close, we want to thank all our wonderful retailers across the country who have brought us into their stores - outdoor gear stores, medical practices, gift shops, lodges, Boy Scout troops, and so many more. If you’re curious about finding eNZees Foot Soother locally just write us at info@enzeesfootsoother.com.

Can’t find eNZees locally? Refer us to your favorite local retailer and earn free eNZees. Check out our incentive program here.  

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The Skier’s Guide to Blister Prevention

by Jill Schuman | December 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

How to prevent blisters while skiing

It’s that time of year, and no we don’t just mean the holidays. There’s snow on the ground and the skis are coming out! Whether you get one or sixty days of skiing in this season, don’t spend a single minute worrying about blisters or painful rubbing in your ski boots. Try these simple tricks to keep your feet happy on the slopes.

Wear ski socks

Yes, we know it sounds pedantic, but you should wear ski socks when you go skiing! Ski socks aren’t some gimmick to make you spend more money on your ski trip. Good ski socks are specially designed with extra padding on the shin to make hard ski boots more comfortable for a full day on the slopes. Plus, a nice wool or synthetic sock will wick the moisture away from your skin keeping your feet much warmer and drier than if you were wearing cotton.

Find a good boot fit

The perfect pair of boots might not come that way right out of the box. Find a good boot fitter who will work with you to shape and mold your boots and insoles to your feet. Sometimes the hard plastic shell can be shaped (not dramatically, but sometimes just enough) to compensate the unique features of your foot.

Pad and cushion with eNZees Foot Soother 

Lots of our customers will pad the toes of their ski boots or areas where they’re experiencing uncomfortable rubbing or pressure. Put our all-natural lambswool inside your sock and will weave into the fibers, holding it in place. eNZees will not only help prevent blisters from forming, but also ease the pressure from the hard plastic of your boots. Not a skier? Snowboarders love eNZees as well =)

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The Traveler's Guide to Blister Prevention

by Jill Schuman | November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments


Walking the Spanish Steps in Rome, how to prevent blisters

You’re on step number 95 when that painful rubbing on your heel becomes just too much. You sit down on the Spanish Steps in Rome and realize that all the walking from today – the Coliseum, the Pantheon, all of it - has given you a massive blister. What’s a globetrotter to do?

Anytime I go on the road, I always pack plenty of eNZees Foot Soother in case of blisters. Sometimes even the most trusted and well-worn shoes can cause hot-spots and blisters because of different walking terrain or even temperature and humidity levels. Next time you go on vacation, try these simple steps for blister prevention.

Make sure your shoes fit

Make sure shoes fit to prevent blisters, picture of shoes on stairs

With checked baggage limits and carry-on restrictions, you have be selective with the shoes you decide to take. Quite often you’re limited to only a single pair! So make sure that your travel footwear fits and is comfortable for walking long periods of time. It sounds obvious, but one of the most common causes of blisters is footwear that doesn’t fit!

Invest in some good socks

When you’re bopping from country to country, hotel to hotel, you can’t carry a full drawer of socks. So invest in a couple of pairs of good, well-fitting wool socks. Wool and synthetic materials wick the moisture away from your skin, reducing the friction that causes blisters. Good socks won’t stretch out and loose their shape over long periods of time, so you can get more than one wear from a pair. 

Try orthotic inserts

Superfeet orthotics can prevent blisters

The Foot & Ankle Center of Washington recommends using orthotics shoe inserts to reduce motion within the shoe. When your foot is constantly rubbing side to side, up and down inside the shoe it can create friction in unwanted places. I’ve used Superfeet for years, and have found them to make my hiking boots all the more comfortable.

Don’t forget your eNZees!

eNZees Foot Soother is all-natural New Zealand lambswool. When you apply it to friction-prone areas, the wool absorbs the moisture from your skin and reduces rubbing. It can also moisturize dry skin with the natural lanolin found in the wool. Give it a try even if you don’t have a blister!

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How to do the Telluride Via Ferrata

by Jill Schuman | September 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

While Telluride might be best known for steep skiing and a plethora of summer festivals, this picturesque mountain town has numerous “off the grid” outdoor opportunities – from hiking, climbing, to the once obscure via ferrata that mixes a little bit of both.

Telluride via ferrata

As the name implies, a via ferrata is an Italian innovation developed in the Alps and Dolomites in the 19th Century. Essentially, a via ferrata is an iron cable stretched across a high rock wall with iron rungs affixed to the mountainside as steps. Using a climbing harness and via ferrata kit, you can clip into the cable and traverse an otherwise impassible stretch of mountains. During the First World War, over one hundred via ferratas were built in the Dolomites for soldiers to move supplies and munitions through the mountains.

Situated at the far end of Telluride’s box canyon under Ajax Peak, the via ferrata offers incredible views of town and Bridal Veil Falls. By comparison, the Telluride via ferrata is quite a bit shorter, but the “Main Event” will certainly give you a taste of the real deal. Hikers must traverse a short section of the wall using the iron rungs as foot holds. There is maximum exposure here, with a significant drop to the canyon floor below. 

the telluride via ferrata

In recent years the via ferrata has become quite popular. There are now several guide services that can help you experience this incredible adventure. Because this trip requires quite a bit of hiking, make sure you wear comfortable shoes and remember your eNZees to prevent blisters!


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eNZees to Launch on The Grommet

by Jill Schuman | July 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

eNZees Foot Soother launches on The Grommet

We have big news! I’m proud to announce that today, eNZees Foot Soother will be featured on 
THE GROMMET, an online launchpad for undiscovered, innovative products.

When I first started shopping on The Grommet, I was intrigued by the ingenuity of the products. Here you’ll find an invention for all those times you wish you just had that something – a tabletop system for organizing your charger cords, a Yoga By Numbers mat, or a wire flower arranger.

eNZees FOot Soother The Grommet

The Grommet is highly selective. Over 60,000 products are submitted every year, but only 3% are selected to be featured and launched on The Grommet.

Today at 10 am EST, eNZees will be the featured product. Over 6 million people worldwide will learn about our all-natural blister preventing lambswool!

Check out our page, watch a new video about our story, and ask any question real time.

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