Which is better?
I use vaseline on my toes to help prevent blisters but I am now upping my distance and I'm starting to suffer on the outside of my big toes. I have tried every combination of socks/shoes and have accepted that I can't stop blisters altoghther.
I've never used Body Glide (or equivalent products) and wondered if it would do a better job of keeping me blister free.
Any advice appreciated.
I'd use vaseline on the feet personally, but I use a LOT of it and really slap it on!
I like bodyglide on my boobs and bum......
Sudocrem is FABULOUS on a chafed bum......
I'm a Bodyglide convert. But if you use alot on your feet, Vas will be cheaper.
If you're getting a lot of blisters though, are your shoes big enough/wide enough/ laced properly? I don't think you should have to accept that blisters just happen and have to be put up with.
KS: I've tried : bigger trainers, (then told "too big" at running shop), various socks (currrently switching away from wool- type to "X socks"- seem better), vaseline ( certainly makes a gooey mess- dunno f it really helps), toe cap protectors from boots ( toe turns to sweaty mush inside it!- and you'd need to increase shoe size again to accomodate)- my blisters form at the tips of my toes, and under my toenails, so that my toenails are all in constant disrepair- I don't know the answer, but you're not alone!
If you find the answer- please let me know!
PS my feet are wide, so it ain't narrow feet that's the problem
I love body glide, I have one with built in sunscreen so less to carry.
I did have an amusing incident in the ladies loos near london bridge last year befor the marathon. i walked in to find two young women with a tub of vaseling asking each other where they should pit it...I helpfuly pointed out that anything which can and might rub against anything else should be covered as it hurst if you run that far and dont. I talk from painful experience and now run comando.
I use body glide and never really had any blisters with it. I thought the main benefit over Vas is it does not stain your clothes. As nobody sees the socks this isn't really an issue so sometimes use vaseline on the feet
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You'll have to take that at face value though! I didn't mean it in a rudie way - honest!
Whatever you do, don't use Compeed blister plasters as prevention. Did that last year for my first marathon where my shoes had been rubbing (thought it would last better than vaseline) and got terrible blisters UNDER the plasters. Still have the scars from them! Good luck. Suppose have the people at the running shops any advice?
bodyglide gets my vote.
at what distance does it really become a problem?
i haven't really suffered much so far (up to HM distance)
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