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Fab Tip: Boots Minus Blisters

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There are certain boots you can't wear with socks. You know, the ones that make your socks slip off with every step. I recently experienced this with a new pair of taupe suede boots that are the same length as these Bottega Veneta Cutout Suede Ankle Boots ($1,090). They're gorgeous, I love them, but I hate that I can't wear them with socks. Sporty ankle socks, Peds, even dress socks slide right off when I walk. I like to wear socks with boots because they prevent blisters on my toes and heels. Do you feel me? If so, there's a simple solution.

To hear how to prevent blisters with boots,

To prevent blisters when wearing boots without socks, invest in some Toe Tape ($4). Instead of using it on your skin, cover the area inside the boot that has been causing blisters with it. Use as much as you need, the more padding, the better. That way, when your feet rubs up against the blister-causing area, it will now rub against the soft toe tape and not harsh the material. I already tested this out with my taupe boots and it worked wonders.

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imariec imariec 7 years
Great idea. I'm buying these right away. Though I always try to wear socks with boots to prevent foot odor caused by wearing shoes w/o socks, but I hope that wearing closed shoes w/o socks once or twice isn't that bad.
mannylove mannylove 7 years
Those boots are fab!
sioux5ita sioux5ita 7 years
I first put antiperspirant on my feet(I use Kiehls because it comes out like a lotion) and then rub "Blister Block" by Band-Aid on top to reduce any friction. I think "Body Glide" would work the same way. If I still get blisters, then I use those special blister band-aids on the spots where it is rubbing. Yes, it is a lot of steps but I rather do all this then to suffer through blisters.
AbiKadabie AbiKadabie 7 years
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hbrown12 hbrown12 7 years
Brilliant! I was having the same problem with my new grey suede booties. Thanks for the suggestion, I never would have thought of that. I just tried to prevent blisters by wearing band-aids on the parts that rubbed, but it didn't work :(
califab califab 7 years
Ugh that sounds absolutely awful. I own plenty of boots and I can find socks for them. Otherwise I wouldn't buy them. The thought of my clammy foot slipping around in a boot gives me the heebie jeebies. I'm not a gymnast and I don't need to bind my feet to be fashionable. I did however invest in a pair of Paul & Joe boots 1/2 size too small for me that I can't even wear, so I make bad shopping decisions from time to time.
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