Blisters are very common. Everyone has had to deal with them at one point or another; they are painful and annoying. But what is a blister actually? And how do they occur?
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Blisters are small pockets of fluid (such as plasma, pus, or even blood) that usually form in the upper layers of your skin. They are often caused by friction or pressure and are most common on the hands and feet. Of course, some people are more sensitive to blisters than others, depending on the thickness and strength of their skin. But did you know that heat and moisture increase the risk of blisters? A sweltering environment actually makes the skin softer, and as a result, the skin becomes sensitive. Your feet can even expand a bit in a warm environment! This could mean that your comfortable shoes suddenly feel as if they are a size too small.
To help prevent blisters, we would advise you to say clear of abrasive seams in socks or shoes, grains of sand and stones, improperly fitting shoes, or footwear made entirely or partly of plastic, in which the foot moisture cannot escape. Toes rubbing against one another can also cause blisters.
To minimise the risk of blisters, we recommend you wear well-ventilated leather shoes that have no irritating seams. Buy shoes that fit well on all sides and are comfortable. And keep in mind that you need at least one centimeter of extra space for your toes! You might not have known, but once you sit down, you’re toes stretch out and this makes your feet slightly longer. If the shoes do pinch somewhere – for example, because your feet have a slightly different size – then it could be helpful to let a shoemaker stretch the shoes out.
Despite wearing good shoes and taking into account the tips above, it is still possible to get blisters on long walks. If that’s the case for you, try the following tips:
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Perspiring feet, sweaty feet, smelly feet… It’s a topic we don’t like to talk about. Even though perspiring feet are quite normal. After all, our feet have to work hard every day. On average, feet give off a shot glass of moisture per day, but that can also be more. Factors such as heat, exercise, medication, and heredity influence sweat production, as do certain shoes and socks. Fortunately, we can influence it a bit. In this article, we’ll take you into the world of sweaty feet 😉
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