It was 2008 and it took 8 minutes...
Eight minutes to get blisters at the back of my heels :(
Long story short, I read a lot stuff, changed a few things, and now I don't get blisters anymore. And since 2012, I've been helping athletes get on top of their own blister issues through my Blister Prevention website and by volunteering at multiday ultramarathon events.
If you want to get on top of your foot blisters, I've got 3 pieces of advice:
- Stop thinking about "heat, moisture and friction"
- Always use the words "friction level" instead of just friction
- Stop using the words "rub" and "rubbing" when you talk and think about blisters
Let me explain...
What do you think causes foot blisters?
The fact is, there are mismatches between research findings and the mainstream understanding of what causes blisters. And it’s affecting the way we prevent and treat them, in a negative way. You can imagine, if we're focussing on the wrong cause, then the strategies we use to prevent and treat blisters are not going to be as successful as they could be. Let me show you - watch the video below.