The first way you can help prevent friction blisters is by wearing comfortable, well-fitted shoes. But if you know you’re going to have a long day on your feet, or if you’re breaking in new shoes, it’s wise to have a blister bandage on hand. Whenever you feel a blister coming on, use a blister bandage on the spot to prevent further friction from occurring.
There are lots of myths around blisters, for example many people recommend wearing cotton socks. But the cotton keeps moisture on the skin, which increases the friction, so we suggest specialist synthetic socks with breathable fabric. Another myth is to use foot powder on your feet to keep them dry and blister free, and while foot powder does help absorb a lot of perspiration, it’s good to remember that it can also clump together and cause more friction in the area.