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Blisters don’t need chemo

July 18, 2010

Started training in earnest for the 2010 NY City Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It is 90 days away.  This weekend I walked 6 miles on Saturday and 6 miles on Sunday.  I wore my Adidas Supernova sneakers.  I like the shoes as far as support and cushion.  There is one major issue with them; They cause abrasions on the back upper heel/lower ankle after just a few miles.

Not sure what is wrong – incorrect shoes for my walk style, defective shoes, ….? I am using the padded wool socks I have worn with other sneakers.  I could just relegate them to walking in the mall or gardening shoes.  But before I do, I am going to try one more thing I just read on a running forum.   A poster suggested covering the area of the shoe that was rubbing with clear packing tape – not the one with the strings embedded in the tape.  The theory is the very smooth surface of the tape will reduce the friction where the shoe rubs the foot.

The Walking Site offers more tips on how to prevent blisters including products like lubricants.  They even provide a recipe for those who want to make their own:

Mix equal parts A & D ointment and Vaseline (1 cup each). Then add vitamin E cream and Aloe Vera cream (1/4 cup each) to improve consistency and smell. (Mixture should be stiff, yet applicable.)

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  1. July 22, 2010 8:36 am

    You go, girl. Thanks for the walking for ALL of us!

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