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Pinky toes, heels, between toes and the sides of the feet are just a few of the most common places to get blisters from ill-fitting shoes, uncomfortable heels or running sneakers.
Though there are plenty of blister prevention products out there, most of us turn to a trusty box of Band-Aids to fight blisters. Bandages might be somewhat effective at preventing a blister when you feel it coming, but they aren’t a long-term solution for preventing blisters from happening in the first place.
Instead, to get rid of blisters permanently, you need treatments and prevention that won’t rub off when walking or slide off during a sweaty day, like these Compeed Blister Cushion Pads that are waterproof and stay on for up to three days or this ZenToes toe tape filled with a healing gel that you can cut to fit hard-to-reach blisters and bunions on toes.
If you get blisters on the balls of your feet from walking, you need a solution you can use set and forget about, like these Engo Oval Blister Prevention Patches you can stick inside problem areas in you shoes.
Of course, the best blister prevention is wearing shoes and socks that are comfortable and fit properly. But if you want to make blisters a permanent thing of the past, below we’ve rounded up eight of the best blister preventions and treatments you can get on Amazon.
Take a look below:
Compeed Blister Care Pad Cushions
If you're prone to blisters, you might consider keeping a pack of these small blister healing and prevention plasters in your bag at all times. They come in a small hard case so they're more durable than a Band-Aid box. Better still, they actually stay in place for up to three days because they're waterproof, dirt repellant and keep bacteria at bay. Use them to prevent blisters and to heal a blister once you have one. You can find them in a variety of multipacks and styles. Get them on Amazon.
BodyGlide Foot Glide Anti Blister Balm
This blister prevention balm glides on like a deodorant to prevent chafing and blisters before they start. Just apply a little on your toes and heels before putting on your shoes to prevent blisters. It's also formulated with Vitamins A and C, so it's also feeding your dry skin in the process. Get it on Amazon.
ZenToes Toe Tape For Toe Blisters And Bunions
They might look ridiculous, but these toe tubes are lined with a soothing gel that softens the skin and promotes healing from blisters and bunions. They can be custom cut to any length you need, so you can wear them on your big toe, middle toe, pinky toe or even a finger. They might best be used to prevent hard-to-reach blisters between toes. Get them on Amazon.
If you need immediate pain relief from the friction of rubbing, calluses and blisters on your feet, these patches can be placed in pretty much any kind of footwear. Whether it's the ball of your foot, the side of your foot, or even your arch that gives you trouble, these patches are versatile enough to protect your skin. Get them on Amazon.
Dr. Scholl's Moleskin Plus Padding Roll Tape
If you like to be prepared for any and all kinds of foot pain, this padding blister roll is what you need. It's like the duct tape of blister prevention. The cuttable moleskin can be measured for any size, so you always have a cushion for even those odd-shaped blisters. Get it on Amazon.
Dr Frederick's Original Better Blister Bandages Variety Pack