Part 2 – BLISTER PREVENTION STRATEGIES
Blister prevention fails for a reason. Part 2 of this guide is all about why it fails and how to make the most of what each strategy can offer.
Chapter 5: Your Shoes & Socks
Blister prevention starts with optimal shoe fit. Then there are things you can do with your choice of socks to prevent blisters (moisture-wicking socks, double-sock systems and even toe-socks). And see how insoles, orthotics and special patches applied to the shoe or insole work. We’ll look at some simple things you can do yourself and some others that a sports medicine professional can help you with.
Chapter 6: Your Skin
Training your skin to adapt to blister-causing forces is a blister prevention consideration not to be ignored – it’s a rookie mistake to overlook this one. And discover the truths about how applying certain products to the skin can reduce blister incidence – drying preparations, lubricants and taping. This chapter is a must-read!
Chapter 7: Your Activity
Blister-causing forces on the skin can be reduced by modifying aspects of your running form and training regime. If you’re a trail runner or play a court sport (tennis, netball, basketball etc) watch the video in this chapter.
Chapter 8: Comparisons
We’ll wrap it all up with a comparison chart that outlines the pros & cons and a 3-star rating of the strategies discussed. So you can see at a glance how one strategy compares to another.