I have been running in the same brand of trainers (the Asics 2000 series) for years without any trouble but recently have had trouble with a recurring blister on my right instep. No idea why this has started to happen but need some advice because the problem is getting quite bad. No amount of plasters or padding seem to help.
Anyone got any ideas?
as has been said, good running socks - also compeed blister plasters are excellent. They stay on very well, and are great both as a preventitive and when you already have blisters.
Also If you have recently upgraded to a different model of the asics it might just be that they don't suit you anymore.
Some people harden their feet, others like to keep them softer. I'm in the soft camp and use tape and vaseline. Not sure if the blisters would be worse on hardened skin!
get some of this, it works for blisters on hands from rowing
Had the same problem with my 2120's, I have just changed to a neutral shoe Saucony Jazz II and now i only get a blister on the right foot !!
I was told the stability 2120 was probably the cause as i didn't need the support part of the shoe and this caused the rubbing ............... well it's half worked.
Always been prone to blisters in that area anyway to be honest and theres no real pattern to it, tried sock changes to no avail I usually just live with it and hope i have a good day.
I recently had awful blisters on my insteps too. This was due to orthotics for overpronation. I now use surgical spirit on my feet to harden them up a bit and this seems to have helped enormously.
Hope your feet get better soon.
Thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions on how to stop this problem of blisters on the instep. I gave running a rest for a few days then ran with it strapped up until it finally healed. I tried a few of the suggestions and tonight I tried the one where someone sugested putting vaseline on my instep before I set off and (touch wood) this seems to have worked a treat.
Thank you all - keep on running
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