My youngest daughter has blisters on her feet from wearing high heels to her summer job which involves being on her feet all day. Mother's advice sometimes goes in one ear and out the other, you know? Or is it that we all learn lessons the hard way?
New Skin, a liquid bandage, is the best thing since disposable diapers, at least in this mom's repertoire of items that are needed beyond mom's kisses to heal all wounds. I discovered this item after a trip to Italy that killed my feet and all preconceived ideas of shoe shopping I packed with me. By the time I discovered the product, my children were well into their teens. We all use this item now.
Now a second product is new on the market and I'm picking it up: Blister Block. Maybe my youngest daughter will need this to stay on her feet.
Maybe your feet aren't prone to shoe abrasian injuries. Having blisters while experiencing wonderful trips put my feet on unhappy paths. It was shortly after getting blisters in Cortona, Florence and Rome that I discovered New Skin and decided to never travel again without a fabulous good pair of walking shoes. Now I'll be packing this new Band-Aid BlisterBlock, too.
I keep spares around for visitors. You never know when I'll wear someone's feet out hiking here in Santa Fe! Thanks to Hattie's recommendation on my Shoes & Style post for Keen shoes, I have Keen hiking shoes on my feet right now, ready to go out on a lovely hike in the Sangre de Cristo's.
Mom's bag of tricks for easing simple hurts.