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Style for Style: Blister Prevention!

So, remember when I told you about my new Chanel shoes? Well, to my dismay, even after breaking them in with my thick socks, they managed to give me a blister on one of my little toes. Frustrating, no? I was complaining to a pal of mine and she shared with me a brilliant solution - and one that ballet dancers are no strangers to.



To see the ultimate solution to blisters,

Toe tape, like this Bunheads Toe Tape, $3, can be found at any drugstore. It is wonderful because it literally acts as a barrier between your shoe and your skin. Now, before I wear my Chanels, I wrap up my little toe that normally gets blisters, and I'm good to go! The only downside is that if you've never worn a particular shoe, you have to stick the tape anywhere you think you may get blisters. Your whole foot may end up being all taped up, but hey, at least you'll be pain-free!

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aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'll need this for an upcoming wedding, my bridesmaids shoes are very painful!
fab4 fab4 9 years
I would sacrifice my comfort for a fabulous pair of shoes in a heartbeat. I have no problem with blisters on my feet...but now I can help prevent them!
divapupgirl divapupgirl 9 years
for my shoes, i use mens' shoe trees. men usually have wider feet, making my shoes perfectly comfy. they work on heels, too, as long as the front is like a peep-toe wedge that wont allow the shoe tree to fall out and give it some tension.
zc zc 9 years
i need to get hold of some of this...it would save me a lot of pain
siúcra-gaelach siúcra-gaelach 9 years
i tried the blister block stick and deodorant (a suggestion from a previous post), and neither worked! i ended up covering my feet in band aids and i still am dealing with some nasty blisters from my slingbacks. i heard you can get pads that strap into sling backs, but target, the supermarket and drugstore all didn't have them. suggestions?
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
hmmm never thought of toe tape. and it's cheaper than purchasing dr. scholl's products, like i had been doing. nice!
steen steen 9 years
They make all sorts of tape and adhesives to go with virtually any kind of shoe. The best part is, they attach to your shoes so you don't have to keep putting tape on your foot. They even have adhesives to ankle straps! It's crazy!
tiabia tiabia 9 years
Bellatrix and meglin1022, I am so glad I'm not the only one. Doesn't matter the shoe...I will undoubtedly get a blister...heck, it could even be slippers, LOL.
partysugar partysugar 9 years
I've been doing this for years and especially in summer do it all the time, seriously it works wonders. If I know I'm going to be wearing shoes that may give me a blister I put the tape in my bag.
mlen mlen 9 years
gosh i haven't had to tape my toes in years- since i stopped dancing pointe! it does work- though its not always comfy. i'm definitely interested in trying one of those blister sticks you all are talking about, cause like you Bellatrix, i get blisters the first time i wear any shoe! from boots to flip flops, to heels.
Bellatrix2 Bellatrix2 9 years
Toe tape really does wonders. Take it from me and I have a ballet past. As for those who say they'd never wear shoes that give blisters : every person is different. I have never worn ANY pair of shoes without having at least one blister on each foot the first time. No, from stilettos to Birkenstocks : my skin is just very reactive.
Bellatrix2 Bellatrix2 9 years
Toe tape really does wonders. Take it from me and I have a ballet past. As for those who say they'd never wear shoes that give blisters : every person is different. I have never worn ANY pair of shoes without having at least one blister on each foot the first time. No, from stilettos to Birkenstocks : my skin is just very reactive.
mairay mairay 9 years
Nice tip but will it come off after a few hours? I don't wear the shoes anymore if they give me horrid blisters. But there's an old wives tales in Asia, where you bite gently (literally) at the back of the shoe while saying "I'll bite you before you bite me back". And the harder the shoe the harder I bite. It seems so silly but it does work.
davie-k davie-k 9 years
Wow.. that's great.. I'm gonna need to get some before my brother's wedding!
Lakita Lakita 9 years
This might help as well: Hansaplast Blasen-Schutz Gel. For more information --> http://www.hansaplast.de/fusspflege/blasen_schutz_gel.asp It's in german - so just put it into your translator.
Lakita Lakita 9 years
This might help as well: Hansaplast Blasen-Schutz Gel. For more information --> http://www.hansaplast.de/fusspflege/blasen_schutz_gel.aspIt's in german - so just put it into your translator.
Mikemartlet Mikemartlet 9 years
Either put talcum powder in your shoes or wear stockings or tights (panty-hose). However, American shoes tend to be made tighter for the same size equivalency than British or European shoes; this appears to be a cultural thing as you Americans wear your shoes tighter, - no wonder you are always complaining about your feet.
KandiQTC KandiQTC 9 years
Having studied ballet for 8-9 years, and having been on point(wearing point shoes), and gone through the process of wrapping my toes so that I wouldn't be bleeding by the end of the day, that stuff REALLY does help! ^_^*
helenette helenette 9 years
how about the band aid stick?
helenette helenette 9 years
how about the band aid stick?
girlboy girlboy 9 years
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ticklezmepink ticklezmepink 9 years
hmm.. interesting.. cheaper than the band-aid blister block...
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