How to avoid blisters?

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    How to avoid blisters?

    Hello bees.

    This is a problem I have, almost everytime I run I get blisters on my soles, especially on the arch region.
    I use to run once a week for about 20 minutes as part of my workout, but as in a month there will be a competition I'm training harder. Today I made an additional 10 minutes and when I got home I checked and found that I had a blister on each foot.
    I've done what everyone knows: using comfortable shoes, lancing them firmly, using new stockings, micropore, but every now and then I get them, is there another advice that I should take? The competition is going to be 11 k long, I've already run this distance once, but back then I only got one blister.

    #2
    I hear you! I've had lots of blister problems while I was running, and I've tried most of the tips as well. Right now I'm at a point where I believe that a) some of us just are more prone to them and b) there is no one reason and therefore maybe not one thing that helps.
    In the summer, I often felt the blisters had something to do with heat. Then, wearing thinner socks (not the well-cushioned anti-blister ones) helped.
    At other times, it seemed that the callouses on my feet made my skin less flexible and led to the blisters. Then it helped somewhat to put cream on my feet right before the run. And I don't mean body lotion either. The stuff I use is meant (among other things) to put on babies' bottoms underneath their diapers to protect the skin from moisture. Like a protective layer, that will also (together with the sweat) help the skin be more flexible.
    I've also heard (and tried) rubbing the feet with ethyl alcohol, but that didn't do much, smelled weird, and I didn't really get how it was supposed to work. But everybody's feet are different.

    There's also a brand of socks called "Wrightsocks" which have a double layer of fabric, the idea being that one layer moves with your foot and one layer moves with the shoe, and the friction is between the two layers rather than between your skin and the sock. I tried them, and it seemed to help, but not in very hot weather. (I hope it's okay to name this brand. I'm in no way connected to them except that I own one pair of their running socks, and I certainly don't make money from this recommendation.)

    Good luck for your race!!!

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      #3
      I used to be an avid hiker so I know blisters. We used to wear two pairs of normal socks which helped when we doing small distances of about 20-25km a day. When doing harder days (40-50km a day) that didn´t help much though. Then wearing special hiking socks was the only way not to ruin your feet.

      Don´t know anything about running though...

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        #4
        They are due to friction. Maybe protecting the points where you get the blisters with something like some foam tape will help.

        https://medlineplus.gov/blisters.html

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