“Got Blisters? You’ve Got The Wrong Shoes.”

“Got Blisters? You’ve Got The Wrong Shoes.”

This One Piece Of Off-The-Cuff Blister Advice REALLY grinds my gears

What is it about these shoes that’s causing my blisters?

What is it about these shoes that’s causing my blisters?

Has this well-intentioned “advice-giver” even looked at your shoes?

Or your feet?

Or where your blister is?

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. Is it because your shoes are:

  • Too big

  • Too small

  • Too narrow

  • Too wide

  • Too old

  • Too new

  • Too stiff

  • Too flexible

  • Wrong stitching

  • Bad upper material

  • Wrong tread

  • Is it the heel pitch

  • Or the insole

  • The laces

  • Wrong colour

[Okay, I'm joking with the last one 😀].

But seriously, without looking at your shoes, feet or blister, they won’t be able to tell with any certainty what the issue is. Without knowing this, how do you know what features to avoid? Without knowing this, who’s to say the next pair won’t have the same problem?

The reality is, shoes get the blame far too often. In the next post, read about the fellow that drove 7 hours to see me about his blisters and how I had to burst his bubble.

Podiatrist, blister prone ex-hockey player, foot blister thought-leader, author and educator. Can’t cook. Loves test cricket.