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    14 Things Everyone Who's Ever Had A Blister Needs To Buy

    Stop those pus-filled jerks in their tracks.

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    1. An anti-blister balm you can glide over any vulnerable areas to prevent friction and rubbing. Those sandals that always hurt your heels can now re-enter your fashion rotation.

    Promising review: "All, I am proud to post that I had just completed the 2018 Boston Marathon in torrential rain and hurricane winds. It’s like when you walk from your car to your house door and you are soaked from head to toe. One of the absolute worst conditions for a marathon. A friend recommended body and foot glide. I coated my entire foot, between the toes and all. NO BLISTERS after 26.2 miles in the pouring rain. Sneakers soaked at the start. I cannot rave more about this product." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    2. A pair of patches to line the heels of your shoes to make them more comfortable and less blister-inducing.

    Promising review: "These are amazing. I had a pair of flats for work that were digging holes into the back of my heels and these things completely solved the problem. They are paper-thin, so they don't change the fit of your shoe. They worked so well that I ended up buying more for a second pair of shoes that were giving me the same problem. The ONLY downside to these is how pricey they are β€” $12 a pair is pretty steep. That said, you get what you pay for and these really are excellent." β€”KB

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    3. A bottle of RunGoo made to moisturize and protect feet, no matter how far you're going.

    Promising review: "This product is simply amazing! I started an intense running regimen several months ago. I found that by the time I hit three or four miles, I would get severe hot spots on the soles of my feet, which formed several blisters. One foot has a bunion, which the running only made worse. I tried several solutions, some of which provided some form of relief but failed to keep me from developing hot spots on runs. Then I found RunGoo, a product that was highly recommended in Running blogs I frequented. First off, the application of thick white goop to the areas of the feet prone to hot spots or blisters is a bit messy. Just be ready with a clean pair of socks handy so you don't have to walk or hop over to pick them up. Once the goo is applied, carefully pull the socks on over the treated foot. The goo is white but don't worry: The goo is absorbed and leaves no trace on socks after a walk or run. Another benefit is that my feet are incredibly supple after runs now. Apparently, the goo not only stopped hot spots from forming but also moisturizes and cools the feet. I can now run 10k (6.2 miles) or more comfortably and only stop when I'm tired or timed out, NOT as a result of sore feet!" β€”Balanced Reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    4. A roll of moleskin you can cut and apply to areas on your foot that are most susceptible to blisters. BRB, going to wrap up my entire foot.,

    Promising review: "Perfect! I can cut the moleskin to fit the need at the time. In the photo, this is after 24 hours. Nine hours of which I was at work trying to break in a new pair of boots. Now for those long overnight hikes with friends and family, I can cut off multiple squares from the roll and be prepared for anything." β€”Robert L. Hillman

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A pair of podcast-famous Bombas socks. These super durable socks will keep your feet safe from your evil, not-yet-broken-in sneakers.

    These socks have reinforced seams, a honeycomb design to hug your feet in all the right places, and an anti-microbial treatment so they don't need to be washed as often. For every pair you buy, one pair is donated to a shelter, nonprofit, or organization dedicated to helping the homeless.

    Get them from Bombas: women's socks start at $10.50, men's start at $10.50, and youth starts at $18.

    6. Or some super tough no-show socks that over 1,000 Amazon reviewers swear by.,

    Promising review: "I'm a long distance runner. Last year I experienced a very painful bout of blisters with a certain pair of shoes while on an 18 mile run. Since then, I have tried all kinds of socks, mole skin, sports lubrication, foot sleeves etc. to avoid getting blisters to no avail. I skeptically ordered a pair to try them out. They are AMAZING! They are the most comfortable pair of socks I have ever worn and I have not had any new blisters since I started wearing them. I would highly recommend them!" β€”Gloria Ochoa-Bruck

    Get them from Amazon for $13+ (available in sizes S–XL and eight colors).

    7. A box of Hydro Seal Band-Aids to protect any heel blisters you might have gotten breaking in your new loafers. They also work to prevent blisters by creating a barrier between your feet and your stiff shoes.

    Promising review: "I became a fan of this style of Band-Aid when I was training for the Susan Komen three-day Breast Cancer Walk (60 miles in 3 days). While training I developed a LOT of blisters and these were my go-to so I could keep training. I don't use them just for blisters β€” they are great for any wound that needs a little extra time to heal." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $3.97.

    8. A bottle of Pre-Heels β€” a spray that forms a protective coating to keep your feet blister-free, even when you break out the big heels.

    Promising review: "LOVE this product and will buy time and time again. Few disclaimers: This will only do so much to protect against brand new shoes. It will definitely help, but will not protect your foot from getting blisters if the shoe is tight or small from the get-go. That's just going to happen no matter what. It will alleviate the pain of uncomfortable shoes that you own and have already at least started to break in." β€”akf16

    Get it from Amazon for $14.24.

    9. A pair of foot sleeves to cradle and cushion your delicate pups. They can protect feet from blisters along with corns, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and sore feet.

    Promising review: "These were very useful for me after I developed a nasty blister and callous on the ball of my foot, right below my big toe. I hike a lot, and with the new hiking shoes I bought, my feet took a pounding. The only thing that doesn't quit work is the pad pulling off of the four smaller toes and getting wound up into a tighter wad between the toes and the sock. I resolved this by cutting that portion off entirely, and just keeping the foot pad and big toe holder. It seems to work better for me that way." β€”Sabster

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    10. A tea tree oil foot soak that can fix almost all your foot woes from fungus, to athlete's foot, to of course, blisters.,

    As you can see from the above review picture, it's also great for toenails!

    Promising review: "My feet have been a work in progress the past five years or so. After stepping on a moldy shower curtain at a relative's home years ago, my feet have been attacked with fungus ever since. With blisters, dark patches, and peeling skin. Too disgusting for words. I tried everything: foot spray, creams, bleach, and water (yes bleach, everything)! I thought I would give this product a try because of the tea tree oil in it. After about three days of use, my feet softened up, the blisters went away. After a week, the dark patches started going away too. This stuff has been a miracle." β€”L.C. Mack

    Get it from Amazon for $13.85.

    11. And a foot bath to dump that foot soak in! This thing vibrates and heats water so you can treat your feet like royalty.

    Promising review: "I bought this foot spa after experiencing nerve paralysis in my foot from a blood clot removal procedure. This left my foot semi-swollen and in definite need a pedicure. I wasn't allowed to get one for a few months, however, so I purchased the Conair Foot Spa. I did my research, checked costumer reviews and found that this one was the best product within the price range and it did not disappoint. If you're looking for the absolute best product then you're not going to find it at this low of a price, but if you're looking for a good foot spa that does the job, then you've come to the right place. It stays mildly heated if you fill it with warm water and it also has a small, constant vibration. This foot spa is a great way to pamper yourself at home and on a budget!" β€”Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two colors).

    12. A pair of heel-lining inserts that cushion the back of your foot and potentially prevent annoying blisters.,

    Promising review: Ok wow, I've really been suffering from bad blisters for no reason! This product is fabulous, easy to 'install,' and I have NO heel pain! This might save my poor sensitive feet and let me wear the cute shoes I previously wrote off due to pain and blisters. Yay!" β€”Teresa

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $10.99.

    13. A bottle of aloe you can apply to angry-looking blisters to help soothe and heal them.

    Promising review: "Dang, dang, dang! If I could put this on my heart (I have SVT β€” Google it) I would! This thing has healed everything from razor bumps, to foot blisters, to face pimples, to ingrown hairs from waxing, to hemorrhoids. Where have I been? Apparently up under a rock to not know about aloe vera gel! This is a definite buy...and buy again...and again when you run out!" β€”Indigo P. Lyons

    Get it from Amazon for $15.15.

    14. And finally, a pair of super comfortable Allbirds Wool Runner that would never, ever dream of hurting your precious feet.

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    Seriously, these things are like walking on clouds. BuzzFeed Reviews named these one of the best everyday sneakers you can buy.

    Get them from Allbirds for $95 (available in men's sizes 8–14, women's sizes 5–10, and youth sizes 5T–10T).

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