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Blister city!

So it’s that time of the year in New York. We’ve been looking forward to this weather, but alas, along with the sunny skies comes blister time! I’ve experienced it, and my clients have brought it up, so I’ve put together some blister-busting solutions for you. Happy summer to all!

Preventions:

Ped socks are kinda un-sexy. My previous ones were nude but were too big of a cut to be hidden. Check out Hue’s low-cut ones for your flats.

Hue Hidden Cotton Liner Socks

I gotta admit: I’m a hosiery girl – and have been since way before Princess Kate brought them back. I always feel like they keep me from sticky thigh syndrome, and that just makes me feel more confident. Plus, the little bit of overall color looks great on my legs and hides imperfections. Nylons help me feel like a lady when it’s gross out. It’s a personal decision, I know. Recently I discovered open toe nylons, which are my saving grace and prevent blisters too. Here are the three brands I recommend:

HIGH end: Donna Karan

Donna Karan Toeless Pantyhose

Middle: Hue

Hue Pretty Toeless Pantyhose

Low: Berkshire

Berkshire Ultra Sheer Hose without Toes

I take my open toe shoes to Herman at Eneslow. He’s a shoe genie for those kicks that are never as comfy as you want them to be.

Treatments:

I sterilize a needle with a match, drain the blister at the side, and cover with a Band-Aid and Neosporin. However, this is what WebMD says.

Blister Bandages

Dr. Scholls has cushion blister pads. These are self-adhesive, stick mightily to the skin, and can stay there for days if needed.

Dr. Scholl's Blister Treatment Sterile Cushions

Band-Aid Friction Block Stick

This convenient stick uses vegetable oil as its lubricant. Just rub on your feet however I must mention the only downside is that it can ruin the interior of leather shoes.

Band-Aid Active Friction Block Stick

Engo

Engo pads don’t go on your feet; they go into your shoe in the spots where you have developed blisters or hot spots in the past. Their slick surface reduces friction in these problem areas, and they stay in place up to four weeks. An advantage of Engo is that it won’t gum up your socks, and you can use it with cornstarch or other drying agents.

Engo Team Pack

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