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My feet are in a shocking state... I have now 4 blisters on my left toes and 2 on my right... :(

Have recently invested in new specialist running shoes and I'm reluctant to stop wearing them as they cost a lot compared to trainers i normally buy... I tried wearing thick socks and it was a disaster and made things much worse... I have tried to burst them all with a pin and and been taping up the worst of them with plasters before I go out...

Is there anything else I can do?

Would apprecaite the advice... I am a bit stuck and annoyed since I never had so many blisters like this before...
 

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My feet are in a shocking state... I have now 4 blisters on my left toes and 2 on my right... :(

Have recently invested in new specialist running shoes and I'm reluctant to stop wearing them as they cost a lot compared to trainers i normally buy... I tried wearing thick socks and it was a disaster and made things much worse... I have tried to burst them all with a pin and and been taping up the worst of them with plasters before I go out...

Is there anything else I can do?

Would appreciate the advice... I am a bit stuck and annoyed since I never had so many blisters like this before...
Hi i to suffer from blister first let me say thick socks are NOT the answers blisters are caused by friction and excessive heat between the skin. Have you tried running socks? I would suggest a running sock that has a double layer these are designed to move the friction from your feet to the socks.

You could also try Vaseline too although this makes a nice mess of your socks so wear a old pair to try this method.

Although you had your trainers specially fitted it may be the case that the shoes are the problem. Did you have a blister issue prior to the new trainers? Thing to remember is that although they are specialist unless you pick a good store their still sales men trying to get your hard earned cash!
 

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thanks, i will try the vaseline tomorrow...

i didn't really have a blister issue before the new shoes just the occassional one. i am hoping it's just temporary as the shoes are new.

also, how exactly are runnng socks different from normal socks?
 

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thanks, i will try the vaseline tomorrow...

i didn't really have a blister issue before the new shoes just the occassional one. i am hoping it's just temporary as the shoes are new.

also, how exactly are runnng socks different from normal socks?
Good luck with the Vaseline. Check this url out 1000 MILE Original 1000 Mile Mens Sock it explains how the socks work. Wouldn't buy from here though as mine only cost 7-8 pound a pair for the same make. Failing these socks you could try wearing two pairs of thin socks to get the same effect i suppose.

Good luck and let us know how the Vaseline works i tend to use Vaseline and then cover with a plaster t try and save my socks not sure whether this undermines the vaseline but seems to work for me.
 

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i'll try the vaseline for a few days and see how it goes... if it's no better then i'll probably buy some socks... thanks for your help...
 

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i'll try the vaseline for a few days and see how it goes... if it's no better then i'll probably buy some socks... thanks for your help...
Any time and good luck!
 

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Sounds like it may be an unfortunate case of your feet having a major disagreement with your shoes. It's happened to me on more than one occasion. You try the shoes in the shop, and they can be the most comfortable things you've ever worn... but after a couple of miles of running, there is a serious argument going on between the new shoes and the bits of your feet which are taking offence to being "rubbed-up" in an unfamiliar fashion. So to speak.
I've ended-up shelving some shoes after experiencing this kind of reaction. I know it's an expensive option, but you may just need an entirely different pair of shoes.:(
 

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vaseline worked nicely today...

the blisters are now becoming hard skin so hopefully it's the feet adapting to new shoes...

looks like the shoes are staying mr p :)...
 

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That's OK then, Revenged. Something else I've had to do on more than one occasion, is perform "surgery" on the shoes in question with the aid of a Stanley knife or a scalpel. :eek:Removing "cosmetic" stitching and other uneccessary material from the shoes has done the trick for me.;)
 

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Glad to here the Vaseline worked nothing more annoying than thinking you've spend all that money on new trainers and you may have to de-face them to make them work or even worse not use them at all! :O
 

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getting much worse now it's so hot...

i'm going to buy the socks and if that doesn't work i'm not sure what i'll do...

am considering ditching the shoes...

i am very annoyed that i wasted 70 quid on them...

they are already showing signs of wear and i've only had them 2 weeks !!!

i'm considering going back to my cheapo 25 quid shoes (and buying two pairs)...

although they aren't great and i know they won't last very long - at least i knows i won't get blood blisters from them :( !!!...
 

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getting much worse now it's so hot...I'm going to buy the socks and if that doesn't work i'm not sure what i'll do... :( !!!...
Can recommend these socks from Whalley Warm and Dry. Have just walked a couple of hundred miles across Scotland in them and no problems with my feet at all. Also wear them for running. They're guaranteed too...money back if you get blisters!
Whalley Warm & Dry - Outdoor Clothing and Equipment > 3 FOR 2 1000 Mile All Terrain Sock
Cheers!
 

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yeah, i've ordered some 1000 mile socks from amazon...

will be here tomorrow or day after tomorrow :)...
 

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I bought 1000 mile socks and Ron Hill socks. Double layered and both guaranteed, and very comfortable. I would say the Ron Hill ones are better quality
 

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Hi Revenged,

Have you waited for the blisters to heal before running on them? i was impatient and tried everything under the sun to control my blisters but had to concede a few days off running. Sometimes its better to let them heal and then try the precautions to stop them coming back.

Good luck with the socks though!
 

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I made the mistake of wearing brand new trainers without socks, and even though I was only walking, my heels were ripped to shreds.

I paid for it for weeks, as even with socks and plasters, my heels kept bleeding. Lesson, learned, I always wear socks now.
 

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Hi Revenged,

Have you waited for the blisters to heal before running on them? i was impatient and tried everything under the sun to control my blisters but had to concede a few days off running. Sometimes its better to let them heal and then try the precautions to stop them coming back.

Good luck with the socks though!
surprisingly they do not hurt so i'd never even considered not running... :)

it is weird - sometimes things can look painful but aren't whilst other times you are can be incredible pain and there is no visable signs of injury :confused:... !
 
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