The Lunar New Year probably means that you’ll be wearing a (or a few) new pairs of shoes! And while new shoes are often cause for excitement, the ensuing thought of having to deal with painful blisters aren’t all that fun to think about.
We at SPUR believe that you should enjoy every minute of wearing SPUR shoes, thanks to our signature 7 layers of comfort, and we also believe that comfort comes from not having the pain of blisters follow you throughout your day.
To help you enjoy your new shoes without blisters, here are some of our top tips!
#1 Avoid wrongly-sized shoes
One of the easiest ways of developing blisters is to wear a size that doesn’t fit you. If a shoe is too loose, the rubbing behind your skin and the insoles can develop a nasty blister, but get a shoe that’s too tight and you’ll find that your toes rub against each other and creates blisters as well.
Solution: Always try on the shoes that you buy. If you’re unsure, get one of our SPUR sales ambassadors to help you find your perfect fit.
#2 Invest in good insoles
You know that feeling when you wear a new pair of shoes, where you can feel the edges of the insoles or a certain seam rubbing against your foot and you just know that it’s going to cause a blister? That’s why insoles matter.
Solution: Good insoles are always important. You can always find different shaped insoles to fit the different styles of shoes you have!
#3 Go for regular pedicures
Over time, blisters and calluses can build up, leaving unsightly marks that may not look as pretty, especially when you want to wear an open-toed sandal for the weekend.
Solution: Get a pampering pedicure! Not only does it help your feet look pretty, it keeps the calluses from turning into painful cracks that will hurt even more when you wear new shoes.
#4 Keep your dry spots lubricated
Friction is common when wearing shoes, but too much of it between your foot and your shoes can create blister-prone skin.
Solution: To avoid too much friction, apply a bit of soothing balm – such as Vaseline or pawpaw ointment – to the dry spots that you can identify. Doing so will help these blister-sensitive areas remain free of pain.
#5 But keep the rest of your feet dry
This sounds like it contradicts the previous point but having moisture (read: sweat) trapped in your shoes is the surest way of getting a blister.
Solution: Whilst you keep blister-prone areas lubricated, keep the rest of your feet dry. Use talcum powder in the morning to keep your peds dry for longer periods of time, If you’re wearing closed-toe shoes, get sweat-wicking socks that can be hidden so your feet stay fresh and dry all day.
For the month of February, enjoy a 20% discount when you purchase one pair of SPUR shoes, or a 30% discount when you purchase two or more pairs. Terms and conditions apply