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Re: [AT-L] Thoughts on blisters

A hiker introduced me to the joys of a product called "Second Skin."  (I
think).  It's some sort of paint-on-like-nail-polish skin protector.

I've kept a blister on my right heel in various stages of hurting/healing
since March and this is the first thing that seems to work for me.

Now, I must be honest and tell you that I also put a 1/4" heel lift in my
right boot to minimize the distance that my foot travels inside the boot.
The  net of it is though, that on my last outing -- about 43 miles'worth --
no blisters!


At 05:07 PM 8/28/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Ok, we've all had 'em, despite the pre-prep with moleskin, so my question
>is: what's your key to minimizing the pain and frequency of blisters? Mine
>seem to show up on the bottoms of my toes, as though I have too much skin on
>my toes and the extra is getting rubbed raw as I walk. Mainly I try to tough
>it out, but I haven't done a multi-day hike yet. Your suggestions
>appreciated. - Sandy  (planning for '99)
>Sandra & David Downs 		<downs@nb.net>
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