I am about the most blister prone person ever. And because of this I hardly ever buy strappy sandals and shoes. Just the thought of a new shoe is scary when I think of the pain that blisters bring and the scars they leave...

I've tried everything from Band Aids to Scotch tapes but they are mostly too bulky and visible. That apart they totally ruin the look of the shoe and feet. Might as well have worn flip flops. Which I do - all the time.

To help girls like me out, I found a nifty little product online - Foot Petals Strappy Strips ($3.50 to $18.50). These are thin strips that you stick on the inside of your strappy shoes , sling backs or gladiators. They give some cushioning to help avoid blisters and the red marks that come from the rough ends of the straps. Each tube comes with eight strips and are suppose to last a long long time !

Isn't that genius ! I'm getting a few tubes stat and sticking them on every single strap. You never know which one ends up biting ya. They can be found at Nordstrom , Dillards and a bunch of other stores. Here is the link to their store locator.

Indian Girl


Anonymous said... @ July 2, 2010 at 5:12 AM

where can i get them??

Soos said... @ July 5, 2010 at 3:33 AM

When will they design shoes and sandals that don't automatically hurt us? Here are a bunch of things I use to fight this: 1) Limit heel height to 3-in - 2-1/4 or 2-1/2 is even better 2) You can cut Scholl's or other brand of moleskin to fit strappy or problem areas 3) Scholl's has a tape dispenser version of 3/4-in wide moleskin strips you can cut to size AND tear to 3/8-in width 4) Scholl's and Band-Aid both have anti-friction sticks around .3 oz you can apply to back of heel, toe areas. There is a similar product that costs $17!!! These are $3 to $4! On the recommendation of a more athletic friend, I first searched online for these using the term "body glide" and turned up a product designed for OTHER uses. And that's a whole nother topic...

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