Dealing with running blisters

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    Dealing with running blisters

    It seems I finally reached that stage where my long runs get long enough that I keep fighting with blisters under my foot. I'm also realizing that dealing with big running blisters is way different then dealing with small "new shoe blisters". The later I get quite often, usually just pop, but a blister plaster on it and good is. The running ones turn out to be way bigger and also harder to deal with, so basically I'm in dire need of any and all secret tips for dealing with running blisters.

    I already learned that popping them isn't the best idea and now leave them be. Obviously I could also just stop my running training every time until they are healed, but that gets quite annoying. So how do you deal with running/workout blisters?

    #2
    I used to put sports tape on the spots where I knew I was prone to blisters, which definitely helped.

    I would suggest trying to figure out why you're getting them though - from personal experience changing to good quality running socks pretty much eliminated my problem. Otherwise, could it be your shoes? I have a pair that are good for short distances, but give me blisters if I do long runs in them.

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      #3
      I usually just ran through them until my skin toughened up, but it will slow your time and motivation until that happens.

      As Silent Wolf mentioned, it could be your shoes or your socks. In the past I have found that it is the fault of socks more so than shoes.

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        #4
        I guess it's possible that my current shoe/sock combo doesn't work for longer runs. I do have special running socks, but they are more or less the cheapest ones I could find. Maybe I need to invest in a pair of better ones for the long runs.

        Shoes are going to be harder the get new ones right now, since I'm on a tight budget.

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          #5
          The thing I found is that more expensive socks are not necessarily the solution. Some of the more expensive varieties come with padding in certain areas which focus on specific common areas, but as every foot is different, I have found that these socks have caused me more blisters than they have prevented.

          I have been through numerous combinations, but person ally find that simple think socks work best for me.

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