Break in new shoes
The best way to avoid getting blisters from your new shoes, is to wear the shoes around the house a few days before you start using the shoes for prolonged times. This way you will soften up the shoes and discover exposed areas where the shoes are rubbing on your feet. Use socks when you break in new shoes to protect your skin from friction.
Prevent with blister plaster
Apply a cushioning blister plaster on the exposed area where your shoes rub or press on your feet. Blister plaster helps to protect the skin from friction, prevent blisters and relieve from pressure and pain. The sooner you apply a blister plaster, the more effectively you can prevent blisters.
Dry and clean feet
If you are going to walk long distances, then it is important to use comfortable shoes and to change socks often to keep your feet dry and clean. Double socks can help to reduce friction between your shoes and feet. Use a thin, slick liner sock underneath and then a thicker sock on top. Make sure that the socks don’t wrinkle or make your shoes to tight.