Mine was… for a very long time!
Let me explain friction and blister care (blister prevention and blister treatment).Read More
I’ve got 3 problems:
People don’t use them properly
That’s because brands give bad advice
They must be sterile to avoid infection and most aren’t
The ridge of thick skin became macerated and blistered after having Fixomull (aka CoverRoll) tape on it and running at a 6-Day ultramarathon event.Read More
The running surface is cement and the loop is 1.4255km, with 10m elevation per lap. A beautiful track that is shaded in parts but one that by all accounts is tough on the feet and rest of the body.
Darren Linney 800.959km
Anabelle Hepworth 742.803
A decent blister kit needs to cover a lot of blister scenarios. And it needs to have enough of everything without having too much. It's a fine line between preparing for the worst case scenario, and packing too light - only to run out of something at the most inconvenient moment. After providing foot care at several 6-Day ultras ...Read More
In competitive sport, it’s a shame when injury decides the outcome of a tournament. And when that injury is a foot blister, it’s even harder to accept.
Andy Murray suggests his foot blister was not an issue in his defeat by Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2013 Australian Open last night, but anyone who saw the footage of the on-court medical time out might find that difficult to believe.Read More
You’ve only ever had patchy success in the past (or perhaps no success at all)
You don’t know how to tell good advice from bad
So you keep choosing the wrong strategies for your blisters
And wasting money on products that were never going to work
(But you keep buying new shoes, only to keep getting blisters)
There’s no doubt that some shoes might be causing blisters because they are too big or too small or worn out in a certain area or whatever.
But I believe many times, it’s not the shoe’s fault you’re getting blisters.
I saw a chap a while ago - he drove 7 hours to consult with me! He does big walks to raise money for charity...Read More
This one piece of off-the-cuff advice REALLY grinds my gears. Because these people haven't even looked at your shoes. Or your feet. Or where your blister is.
It's useless advice (on its own).
If you get this advice from someone, ask them “What is it about these shoes that’s causing my blisters?” Ask them to be specific. Are they:Read More
I’d know! I’ve had superbly fitting shoes and I still got blisters.
But shoe-fit is one of the most basic prevention strategies there is and you have to get this right (or as close as possible to it) to make things easy for yourself!Read More
Some people think foot blisters are no big deal.
So I ran a little competition to find some nasty foot blister experiences. You won't believe the photos people were able to dig up. Combined with the stories, this makes for sobering reading!
Don't say I didn't warn you!Read More
One thing every hiker should be prepared for is foot blisters. Why? Because they're the most common injury you'll suffer.
A single small foot blister can take a wonderful experience and turn it into a nightmare!Read More
Knee pain, Achilles tendinitis, lower back pain and ankle sprains are big ones. But do you know the biggest? It’s foot blisters! Take a look at these blister incidence stats for two of the most popular athletic activities worldwide: running and hiking.Read More
Foot blisters are the most common injury in sport. Fact! That's why I help athletes treat blisters properly. And prevent them in the first place.