The Athlete’s Guide to Preventing Blisters

60531471 Closeup Of Woman's Foot With Adhesive Plaster, Women's ProblemsBlisters are the skin’s response to irritation. When something repeatedly rubs against your foot, the skin will first get hot and red. Then, in an attempt to protect itself from further assault, it forms a bubble. This isn’t an injury that happens slowly over time. Irritated or burned skin puts up a fight in a hurry, and protective blisters can form within minutes. If you…

What to Do About Blisters

60531471 Closeup Of Woman's Foot With Adhesive Plaster, Women's ProblemsThe skin of your feet is pretty susceptible to those raised, fluid-filled bubbles we call blisters. That’s because the main cause of blisters is friction, or rubbing. Shoes that don’t fit well are one of the main causes of friction: too tight and they rub the skin over and over. Even shoes that are too wide or too stiff can provoke the excessive rubbing that…