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  1. Todays Question of the day from Shreck..!!
    I do loads of running, and tabbing to keep my fitness up.
    I get blisters everytime I do over 6 miles, tried different innersoles and boots etc..Now wear Lowa Patrol boots and Sorbathane double strike innersoles, what can I do do harden my feet up, tried viagra but failed to work! Any help guys??

    Thanks Shreck :D
  2. Surgical spirit morning noon and night
  3. MrBane

    MrBane LE Moderator Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Put a very thin set of socks over your normal socks. The second sock acts like a skin, and it takes the rubbing from the boot, whilst your inner (Main) sock acts as a final buffer, so your foot feels nothing.
    Works fine for me.
  4. Wire brush & dettol...
  5. As Mr Bane above, but the other way around, designed inner socks, bridgedales or the like, then normal issue outers. For running, petroleum jelly along th elines of vaseline between the toes
  6. Thanks for the advice guys, I shall try the Surgical spirit and and jelly and see how it goes, I forgot to put I wear Bridgedale socks and they are brill, tried a pair of those 1000 mile Combat socks, total Sh*t !!
  7. Fully endorse the two socks suggestion, bridgedale coolmax inners are good, then a decent pair over the top, as has already been said
  8. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Twin socks is the way to go but really you need to check the sizing of your boots too - they shouldn't be giving you blisters if they're worn in unless you have deformed feet and toes like one of my mates...damn things looking liked they were plaited at the end of his feet.
  9. i have a pair of 2year worn in boots and still get blisters on a CFT...think they are a bit big for me but i cant be arsed wearing new ones in!!
  10. A few suggestions:

    1. Stop wearing trainers and get yourself a proper pair of shoes for everyday use.

    2. Make sure that you give your feet are clean and get plenty of time to air and, if you're like me and get sweaty feet, use footpowder/talcum powder.

    3. if your boots rub in a particular place, apply zinc oxide tape before you go out.

    4. Make sure your socks are clean and are the right size and thickness - this may take some experimentation as your feet tend to swell as you tab.

    5. Check your boots are properly laced and your foot doesn't move around as you walk.

    6. If you get a hot-spot, sort it out immediately before it turns into a blister.

    7. Avoid surgical spirit. That just hardens the outer layer of skin and means that you get blisters underneath.

    8. If all else fails, grin and bear it - remember you're British :p
  11. Get some granuflex or compeed plasters and smack them on the area where you get the blisters, that should also help
  12. To burst or not to burst...?
  13. with ice? and a dash of tonic, never feel them again

    what was the stuff they used to inject (probably unofficially) into them, stung a bit
  14. tinc benz - used to work too.
  15. Initially the surgical spirits system works, after that, go with the 2 pair of socks trick, I use it and I never get blisters, ever.