The season of sandals, slippers and other open footwear is definitely behind us. With autumn’s and winter’s footwear, boots, deep or shallow shoes, especially if they are new ones, unfortunately, often there are calluses and blisters. They are very painful and unpleasant, and they make it harder and harder to function daily, so it’s worth being cautious and doing everything possible to avoid them appearing.
Rule number one is that a brand new pair of shoes or boots should never be worn if we intend to spend more hours continuously on them. Instead, it’s best to wear them first for an hour or two, preferably at home. Only after a couple of days of such wear, if they don’t cause your problem, wear them for all day. This will reduce the risk of callus.
Cotton Socks Like Protection
Good, comfortable cotton socks are always welcome protection against possible blemishes. That’s why it’s better to wear them than nylon stockings. Of course, some shoes do not allow you to wear cotton socks, and nothing can be done here. If you are prone to stinging and every new shoes or boot are rubbing you with your blisters, then, before wearing your new footwear, stick up your patches above your heels and thus reduce the possibility of blisters. Athletes, for this situation, know how to use self-adhesive tapes from first-aid boxes.
Soften boots with some heat sources
Boots will develop more easily if you expose them to a heat source while you are wearing them on your feet. For example, you could heat them with a hairdryer. Do not just blow boots too long not to destroy the material from which they were made.
If, however, despite all precautions, it occurs that the blisters appear, it should be known that the closed and open blister does not work the same. Closed blister must not break through, so that the wound is not infected, but should be protected by a gauze or a patch. If the callus is already open, clean the wound, then grease it with the antibiotic, place the bandage over the flame and fasten it with a patch.