How can they be avoided?
It is important to have good shoes and suitable equipment. Any elements of comfort adapted to your feet will be a plus, such as:
- well-fitted shoes, that have been adapted to the size and shape of your foot (such as the width and length). Avoid wearing new shoes that you have not worn before for long and intense sport sessions.
- socks that are appropriate for your type of feet and the sport you practise. While practising your sport, opt for protective socks that have linings and flat seams to avoid chafing and blisters.
- insoles that will bring comfort, support and stability. They act as stabilisers and keep the foot in the shoe, avoiding over support and distributing overpressure thus reducing the feeling of heat and therefore blisters. Comfort guaranteed!
- anti-blister protections before practising sports that will prevent the formation of blisters on your feet.
If you often get blisters on your shins when skiing, you can also use shin protection, which prevents and relieve pain related to pressure, heat, blisters and burns in the shin support areas when wearing ski or snowboarding boots.
How to treat a blister?
Whenever a blister is formed, it is advisable to leave the skin on the blister. However, if the blister is painful and in a bad spot, gently pierce it with a disinfected needle. It is also important to apply an antiseptic and drying product. Finally, protect the blister with a suitable dressing.
We are not all equal when it comes to the formation of blisters and some skin types are much more sensitive to friction than others. So, more than ever, be prepared for blisters with the right equipment and products.