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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-02-2008, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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I walk 3-7 miles a day. No matter what shoes I wear, I get blisters on my heels. How do I stop this? I'm currently walking about 3 miles in some Rockport dress shoes and about 4 miles in Wilson walking shoes. To my surprise the Rockports give me less problems than the Wilsons! BTW this has helped me to loose 40 lbs.

Any ideas for blister relief?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-02-2008, 03:42 PM
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Perhaps you could try socks with better padding. Better yet, go to a store that specializes in running/walking shoes, not champs or academy. You'll get a better selection and hopefully an employee there will be able to help you out.

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X2 a running store will help out alot. there is one in downtown fort worth.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-02-2008, 03:49 PM
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Go to Luke's Locker. They will take a look at how you walk and get the correct fit/type of shoes for you.
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Go to Luke's Locker. They will take a look at how you walk and get the correct fit/type of shoes for you.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-02-2008, 06:58 PM
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Or try putting dress socks or panty hose on under your regular socks.

Or tape your heels with the good medical tape.

Friction causes blisters and all the above will help stop the friction.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 05:52 AM
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Rockports are great walking shoes, but Wilsons are crap.

Best if you follow prev advise and go to the running shop.
Next best is to at least buy name brand runners. Not saying you need $200 shoes, but get quality shoes.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 07:39 AM
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Consistent blisters are typically caused by either an improper fitting shoe (too loose or too tight) or lots of sweat (a drenched sock will allow your foot to slide causing blisters.)

Take the above advice and go to a running store. The people working there are runners and have seen just about every foot there is. They can also show you different ways to lace your shoes to prevent blisters.

If you just have excess sweat there are socks that will help you deal with this as well.

Typically, unless I'm going 10+ miles, I don't wear socks at all. Little vaseline in the right places, lace up the shoes and I'm running.

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 07:44 AM
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The black nike socks have really good cushion.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 07:48 AM
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I love my Nike Shox. Never have rubbed a blister.

Congrats on the weight loss also! It doesn't happen by accident, atleast for me.

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 04:19 PM
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X2! I've done a LOT of hiking and this is what I'd recommend. I had some sort of liner socks that I'd wear under regular cotton ones. Can't remember what they're made of, but I bet that'd work.

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Or try putting dress socks or panty hose on under your regular socks.

Or tape your heels with the good medical tape.

Friction causes blisters and all the above will help stop the friction.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 05:17 PM
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I am finding the shoes now days don't feel comfortable. Not sure if my feet have changed or the shoes. I have some old rebocks and they are real comfortable. I only walk 2 miles a day and you are right it does help lose the weight. Between dieting and walking I have lost 37 lbs since March 17th.

Walking shoes should not give you blisters, so I am not sure what is going on there. Just slap a big band aid on there and get some comfortable socks.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 05:19 PM
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Go to a running store and get fitted for running shoes. I know you're not "running" but running shoes are the lightest and offer the most support. And also make sure you tie them up tight.
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