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Old 07-07-08, 07:33 PM
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See, that's why we started to ride bicycles in the first place, remember? Neosporin. Uncovered if possible but if you do need to walk around the house, then socks and sandals. Unpopped blisters take longer to heal. Apply again before going to bed. you should be abale to walk in the morning.
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Old 07-07-08, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by artifice View Post
I wish.. at least I've found a coping mechanism.


on the plus side, spent an hour in the lap pool... feet feeling 10x better.

Nice.

BTW, Chlorine will kill everything. That's a hasher's name and I'll give your three guesses on how she got it.


OK, maybe only one
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Old 07-07-08, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by gnome View Post
+1. I also get blisters or raw spots tramping. I sanitise a pin and drain any blisters that haven't burst and cover. I've got to find some tape that will stay on my feet for a day of pounding through rivers and up and down hills so I can prevent them from forming.
I rotate three pairs of hiking socks and change them about four times per day. The unworn socks dry while hanging on the compression straps of my pack. Works for me.
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Old 07-07-08, 11:04 PM
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Soak 'em in a very mild sea-salt soak, no stronger than your tears. Then follow everyone else's advice, save for those involving evacuations...
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Old 07-08-08, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by artifice View Post
so, I have a collection of blisters on my feet from the weekend...

My usual method ...
Why do you have a "usual method" ?
Obviously this is happening waaaaay too often - go get yourself a GOOD pair of shoes instead. Don't wanna damage your feet irreparably.
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Old 07-08-08, 01:01 PM
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actaully, how are your feet doing today? Better?
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Old 07-08-08, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
I get blisters anytime I backpack. I know foot care.
Foot care is proactive, not just reactive. If you're getting blisters every time you backpack, you're not caring for your feet. Get boots that fit properly and wear some polypro sock liners under Smartwool socks. Maybe some Superfeet insoles, while you're at it.
I do a lot of backpacking and I never get blisters.
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Old 07-08-08, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
Foot care is proactive, not just reactive. If you're getting blisters every time you backpack, you're not caring for your feet. Get boots that fit properly and wear some polypro sock liners under Smartwool socks. Maybe some Superfeet insoles, while you're at it.
I do a lot of backpacking and I never get blisters.
Toughen up your foot bottoms with alcohol too.
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Old 07-08-08, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
Foot care is proactive, not just reactive. If you're getting blisters every time you backpack, you're not caring for your feet. Get boots that fit properly and wear some polypro sock liners under Smartwool socks. Maybe some Superfeet insoles, while you're at it.
I do a lot of backpacking and I never get blisters.
The only pair of boots I have ever found that don't give me blisters are my mountaineering boots, and I'm not about to wear those on regular backpacking trips. I've done all of that, and more. I think I have weirdly shaped feet or something. My only good solution is to wait until I start to feel the hotspots, and then moleskin them, but most of the time, I still get blisters.
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Old 07-08-08, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
Soak 'em in a very mild sea-salt soak, no stronger than your tears. Then follow everyone else's advice, save for those involving evacuations...
yeah, I think that's exactly what I'll be doing tonight! ooh, sounds like an exciting tuesday for me.

Originally Posted by The_Guru View Post
Why do you have a "usual method" ?
Obviously this is happening waaaaay too often - go get yourself a GOOD pair of shoes instead. Don't wanna damage your feet irreparably.
do you run a lot? comes with the territory. especially with shoes like these, made for no socks.
I also wear a lot of high-heeled shoes. That is my own stupidity though
Usually blistering my feet once breaks in both the feet, and the shoes.

Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
actaully, how are your feet doing today? Better?
better, thanks for asking! I skipped covering them last night, and today... although, I'm pretty sure they juiced nasty foot goop on my sheets last night. The desired "drying out" process is occuring, and I think its better than my usual method of keep em covered.
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Old 07-08-08, 04:07 PM
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Those shoes don't have enough support for me. Besides, Asics ftw.

I had a lot of luck with those double layered socks you were talking about earlier but they're bulky. I like really thin socks now. Assos actually makes my favorite - I think they call 'em skin web or something like that.
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Old 07-08-08, 05:06 PM
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My feet have been absolutely covered in poison ivy since last week when I weed wacked in shorts and sandals. The calamine lotion spray stuff has done absolutely nothing and its like spreading up my legs, its kinda starting to worry me, and itches like crazy.
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Old 07-08-08, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
Those shoes don't have enough support for me. Besides, Asics ftw.

I had a lot of luck with those double layered socks you were talking about earlier but they're bulky. I like really thin socks now. Assos actually makes my favorite - I think they call 'em skin web or something like that.
I've had horrible luck with asics shoes! I'm on my second pair, and I think they're also headed for the goodwill. I do like their running socks though (single-layer). I'll have to check out those assos ones

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My feet have been absolutely covered in poison ivy since last week when I weed wacked in shorts and sandals. The calamine lotion spray stuff has done absolutely nothing and its like spreading up my legs, its kinda starting to worry me, and itches like crazy.
ACK! that is horrible. I'm sorry to hear that
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Old 07-08-08, 07:51 PM
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At least you weren't running barefoot in the hot sand, ouch.
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Old 07-08-08, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
At least you weren't running barefoot in the hot sand, ouch.
not this time, but I did this spring in Cancun and ended up with blisters between the pads of my feet and the base of the toe. super awkward location, and they turned into sand traps for the rest of the trip. yow.
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Old 07-12-08, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by artifice View Post
do you run a lot?
Only after eating a dodgy kebab...


Originally Posted by artifice View Post
comes with the territory. especially with shoes like these, made for no socks.
Very spiffy-looking shoes.
No, I don't run .. can't ... my knees, y'see.


Hope you heel (sic) quickly
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Old 07-12-08, 07:39 AM
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I know this is late but, I used to run 18 miles at a stretch (yes I am a manly man) and when I'd get blisters I'd sterilize a needle, and pop it flush with the skin layer (not on top). This bleeds the bump and makes them much more comfortable in shoes. It also greatly reduces the heal time. Good luck Arti.
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Old 07-12-08, 07:56 AM
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Yeah, I freakin hate blisters. I'm out of the open-wound phase, but occasionally I bump one of them
an it starts to bleed (mine had already popped themself and gotten to the bleeding stage)... at any rate, I've got moleskin and vaseline and have done a few short runs and rides this week. Mostly swimming, though. Tomorrow I've got an 80 mile ride I wouldn't miss for the world, so I'll just have to htfu.

Wow, 2 pages now and nobody's asked for pics of the nasty feet? haha.
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Old 07-12-08, 07:59 AM
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Pictures or it didn't happen.
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