Running sneakers, work boots, and dress shoes are the biggest abusers; they cut the heel or leave blisters in their wake. Pad these shoes with sport and work inserts from Dr. Scholl’s. You can cut the inserts to match your existing insoles, so that they fit perfectly inside the shoes.
If you’re already enduring a nasty blister, then see a podiatrist to have it drained.
“I don’t recommend popping your own blisters,” says Prystowsky. “You’re likely to give yourself an infection, or at the very least more discomfort than it’s worth. [However] the worst you can do for a blister is to peel off the layer of dead skin on top. It’s the only thing protecting your foot from infection and the immense pain of stepping on raw skin.”
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