It can be scary, if you are starting a new hobby or just took up a new athletic adventure, and run into something that causes pain. It can happen though, and there are ways to deal with it! First off, just because you got a blister, this does not mean you have defective roller skates.
Have you ever bought a new pair of shoes? (I seriously hope you say yes) Blisters can happen, so do not worry, there are solutions! Here are a few tips from our skate experts!
Just like any other piece of athletic equipment there can be some break-in time. It takes a while for the materials to soften to the user. Some softening will happen as you use them. You know what will make it happen faster? Using them more often! The more often you use them, the sooner they will be broken-in.
Correct equipment. Anytime I am using a new piece of athletic footwear I make sure I wear my good and thick athletic socks, this gives you a stronger barrier against blister possibilities. Especially with skates I find it important to make sure they are thick athletic socks, but not the kind that slip around a lot, so it doesn’t lessen your stability.
Some people are prone to blisters from footwear, let’s face it some people have funky shaped feet. If you know where your trouble spots are you can use Blister Pads to help prevent them. They are basically a soft foam, and give a little extra cushion to keep the spot safer, I have seen some skaters like to use tape and tape them to a trouble spot on their foot.
Another product I swear by when I do get a blister is Band-Aid Advanced Healing Blister Cushions, they protect it, have a solid seal to keep sweat out, and help heal it. I make sure I always have these in my house for any crazy new athletic endeavor, I then know I am safe, from blisters at least!
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