I know duct tape can be used to solve every problem … but blisters?
So sayeth Warren in a thread on the Rick Steve’s forums in which travelers share tips and tricks for preventing and treating blisters.
Duct tape works really well. Thick enough to offer protection, sticky enough if feet get wet and slippery enough to avoid more abrasion. It really is the greatest invention of all time.
If you aren’t so sure about wrapping your feet in duct tape, other options are available.
we never travel/distance-hike anywhere without moleskin … The trick is to apply patches as soon as you sense an area becoming tender ~Kathy
I can never get hiking/snow/ski boots with a narrow enough heel so I always use paper tape … It does NOT work if you already have a blister as it will pull the skin off but it works great ahead of time. ~Pam
I like the liquid-bandage products. I know where on my feet I tend to get blisters, so I apply the liquid to those spots and it builds an extra layer of protection against friction. ~John
Great tips, all. I would have never thought to try liquid-bandage products to prevent blisters.
Read the thread in its entirety: Bandaids to use with shoes/sandals