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    Toe pain: how do you avoid blister agony?

    What do you do about blisters on your toes? (considering it's not exactly sandals weather!)

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    I don't get blisters on my toes. What is causing these blisters?

    My toe pain comes from arthritis.

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    Do your shoes fit properly? If not, you could wind up with blisters and pain.
    Life is good.

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    I wear sandals all year round, you just have to wear socks, as per the gloves on your hands. If your shoes are normalish leather, they can be hydraulically stetched. Toes, like asses on Brooks, are rarely tough enough to easily stretch out the leather that offends them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fox1 View Post
    What do you do about blisters on your toes? (considering it's not exactly sandals weather!)
    I wear shoes that fit properly so I don't get blisters. I don't think that blisters on the toes are a common problem, you must either have poorly fitting shoes or be doing something wrong.

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    thanks guys. yeah, I think work shoes are the problem, and now they don't being in any shoes, even the ones that fit me. I think it's just a short term thing.

    I put insoles into most of my shoes, which made them a bit more cramped! I might take them out when I go on my big ride.

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    Also ... just a thought ... make sure your toenails are trimmed right down or they could be gouging holes in adjacent toes.

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    Vaseline on the toes might help.

    Maybe, move the cleats a bit further back towards the heel if you're wearing spd type shoes.

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    All cotton socks give me blisters sometimes. Smartwool socks have a no blister guarantee. Avoid vasaline, try an anti-chafe stick like Body Glide. It doesn't get gummy when you sweat. Triathletes use it on every body part that could possibly rub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fox1 View Post
    thanks guys. yeah, I think work shoes are the problem, and now they don't being in any shoes, even the ones that fit me. I think it's just a short term thing.

    I put insoles into most of my shoes, which made them a bit more cramped! I might take them out when I go on my big ride.
    Are you riding in works shoes, bike shoes, or something else.

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    If the blisters are caused by your toes rubbing against each other (my two smallest toes on each foot do this, inherited trait), try socks with toes. I use these www.injinji.com.

    Saves me a lot of money of blister treatments when I run long distances, should work for cycling as well, although I have yet to blister on the bike.
    Thom

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