How can I prevent blisters?

Some runners and walkers suffer from foot blisters caused by the sock rubbing against your skin. In some cases, blisters may be due to badly worn or incorrectly fitting shoes. For example, a shoe that fits poorly around the heel may lead to heel blisters. In other cases, the wearing of cotton socks may cause blisters. Perspiration on the cotton socks causes friction against the skin resulting in blisters. We suggest wearing synthetic socks that wick the sweat away from the foot. We stock a range of these socks from Balega, Smartwool and Swiftwick. Another suggestion is to reduce the friction between the sock and skin. This can be done by applying BodyGlide, a non-greasy anti chafe balm, that is also available in store.

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