Foot blisters are often the result of too much friction in a certain area and usually occur when breaking in stiff footwear or wearing shoes that are too small. If you’re someone who spends most days on your feet for hours at a time, you’re more likely to garner a blister here and there. Luckily, there are a number of products on the market designed to prevent them from forming. To help narrow down your search, we rounded up some of the best options on the market, from creams to ultra-adhesive bandages, to avert and protect blisters.
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1. Dr. Frederick's Original Better Blister Bandages
This blister kit includes 12 waterproof bandage patches in three sizes for different areas of the foot.
Pros: They’re latex-free. They come in a portable blue compact that snaps securely to keep them dry and clean.
Cons: Some users may find having cream or lotion on your foot will cause them to unstick.
2. Foot Kinetics HikeGoo Blister Prevention Cream
HikeGoo contains a high percentage of specialty hard waxes to create a tough protective layer that reduces rubbing and friction.
Pros: It’s equipped to work in both wet and dry conditions. It doesn’t have an odor and won’t leave any residue behind. The cap is engineered for easy application.
Cons: The consistency may be a bit gooey.
3. Spenco 2nd Skin Squares
Not only do these small squares provide a layer of protection, but they’re also designed to provide cooling relief for hot spots and blisters. They’re also made mostly from water so they won’t stick to the skin, making the removal process painless.
Pros: They’re hypoallergenic, odorless and free of latex.
Cons: You’ll need a gentle adhesive to hold them in place.