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    LT '79; AT '73-'14 in sections; Donating Member Kerosene's Avatar
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    Default Blister Prevention

    My "index" toes tend to overlap with their neighbor toes, resulting in frequent blisters on or around the index toes. I found a gel-filled toe cap at my local drugstore that I put over my index toe that eliminated blisters for me. There are foam ones also, but they take up more volume and don't last as long. The gel-filled cap was stretchy and comfy, although expensive at $5/cap. My feet perspire a lot (actually they sweat like a pig), but I'd estimate that these caps would last 2-4 weeks before needing replacement.
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    hi, where do you put the plastic goo at??
    on the bottom of the foot on the 2nd toe itself?

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    LT '79; AT '73-'14 in sections; Donating Member Kerosene's Avatar
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    The toe cap is just that: a piece of bandage-like material that you fit over the top of your toe, just like a tight-fitting skullcap. The gel-filled toecaps are made out of a cushiony bandage-like material that fits very tightly.

    On a hot day I can sometimes feel a blister forming between the balls of my foot. I've found that the Band-Aid brand blister pads that you warm up in your hands before applying do a particularly good job of adhering to sweat-prone feet for up to a week, plus the gel-filled pad distributes the pressure.
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    what about the heel?
    when you find yourself on the same side as the majority it's time to reform

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    The Band-Aid that Kerosene is refering to will also have the name Compeed on the box. I believe the box is a silver color.

    They come in different sizes. I'm almost sure they have a size large enough to cover your heel.

    If applied correctly, they will stay on a long long time.

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    what about mole skin? i've heard that works well for blisters too
    when you find yourself on the same side as the majority it's time to reform

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    I have never tried Moleskin so I can't comment on it.

    My advice would be to try both out and see what works for you.

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    Post Moleskin

    Moleskin will work for awhile but will not last long with the sweaty feet. It was about the best product out there until they came out with the Compeed/Bandaid stuff Kerosene is talking about. It is by far the best product I have found on the market. It is almost like second skin, if you have ever used that product, however this is much thicker and last just as long. I will use moleskin as a temperary quick fix for an hour or two if I am in a hurry, and the my feet are damp. Also I have used a lot of duct tape for a temperary fix, it will also last for awhile but nothing is as good as the Bandaide blister covering.

    Just my 2 cents....

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