2 Ways to guarantee you will not get blisters on the feet at athletics
It is two weeks into the new athletic season and those new running shoes may be starting to give you some “hot spots” on your feet or even worse have developed into blisters.
The three most common places to get blisters when running are the back of the heel, the middle of the arch, especially if you wear orthotics, and between the toes.
Thankfully, there are 2 great products out there that are great at preventing blisters.
The first is Engo patches.
Engo patches are thin blue patches that you adhere to the inside of your shoes at the site where you are prone to blisters forming.
The second is Injinji, or toe socks.
These socks have individual sections for your toes, like gloves for fingers. This helps to separate the toes and the fabric wicks sweat away from the skin. This stops the skin from sticking to the shoe, sock, and the neighbouring toe.
Blisters are caused by a shearing movement, created when the skin slides over the underlying bone. There are several factors that contribute to blister formation. Excessive heat and moisture cause the skin to stick to the shoe or sock, explaining why blisters are more common in summer on very hot days. New or ill-fitting shoes can also have prominences that make the area more susceptible to the shearing forces.
The team at Doubleview would be happy to give advice on your specific blister problem.
Just give us a call on 93415166 and don’t let blisters adversely affect your athletic season.