Rwanda : Deodorant, an amazing blister preventer
Apart from keeping your under arms dry all day long, a clear-gel deodorant is an amazing blister preventer. In fact using the deodorant is a clever way of repurposing an everyday item.
A blister is a small pocket or bubble of fluid within the upper layer of the skin caused by friction (forceful rubbing) or other damage.
To make breaking shoes in less of a pain, rub clear-gel deodorant on spots prone to blistering before you step out in a stiff new pair.Blisters are brought by many things like wearing shoes that are loose fitting, cramped shoes, tight shoes and new shoes. However there are ways to toughen your feet and survive the day with intact skin.
However, there are other ways to prevent blisters both before and during your walk.
1: The Right Shoes to Prevent Blisters
A common source of blisters is your shoes themselves. Everybody has feet of different shapes and sizes, and there is no single shoe that will be right for everyone. Getting the right size and shape of shoe can help prevent blisters.
Cause: New Shoes: If you take new shoes out for a long walk, you may get a blister. Any pair of shoes may give you a blister in its first few wearings, before your feet and the shoe have grown accustomed to each other.
Solution: Take it slow and only go on short walks with new pairs of shoes, even if they are same brand and model you have been wearing. Build up your mileage and speed in each pair of shoes.
Cause: Cramped Shoes: With a cramped toe box, toes rub against sides or end of shoes. This can even lead to blackened toenails or losing the toenails after a long walk.
Solution: Your walking shoes should have a finger’s width of length between the end of your toe and the end of your shoes to allow your feet to expand while walking. Select shoes of the proper width for your foot so that toes have enough room.
Cause: Feet Sliding Around in Shoes: If your shoes have a sloppy fit and your feet slide forward and back within the shoe with each step, you are adding extra blister-causing friction. You may also get a black toenail.
Solution: You want your feet to have enough room to expand when you walk, but not enough to slide around. Wear a thicker sock to take up some of the extra space. Learn how to tie your shoelaces to keep the heel in the heel cup with each step rather than sliding forward. If you still seem to have too much space, buy shoes that fit better.