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A girl’s best friend.

If you’ve ever suffered from summer sandal/shoe ravaged feet, raise your hand.  Yeah, that’s what I figured.  Every girl has.  As much as we’d like to march ourselves right into Naturaliser to buy comfortable, sensible shoes – they are just never cute enough (for anyone who works outside the health services field, anyway).

After four days of wearing sandals this season, and four days of new blisters in places on my feet that I didn’t know I could blister, I had to do something.  I went into the nearest drugstore and found an aisle full of promises of blister prevention and pain relief.  Too late.  At this point even wearing slippers was excruciating.  But I knew something had be done to prevent more blisters from forming (probably on top of old blisters at this point), so I persisted.  And then I saw it.  All wrapped up its pretty package…waiting just for me.

What I found was a Band Aid Blister Stick.  I’d quote the proper name or post a picture, but it doesn’t seem to exist on the internet…ANYWHERE.  It looks like a mini deodorant stick and when applied, it is supposed to lubricate so as to prevent the sandal/shoe from sticking, rubbing, pinching and cutting into parts of your feet.  It sounds simple enough, but I was still skeptical. BUT, with no other option, I thought I would give the Blister Stick a try anyway.  POOF!  It worked like magic.  Seriously.  My feet have never been so happy at this point in the season.  Ever.  Not a blister or red splotch since.  And I’ve even pushed the envelope by prancing around in some of my worst blister culprits (a.k.a. the cuter shoes in my repertoire).

So here I am.  Blister free and vehemently backing this new mysterious product.  I can’t guarantee you’ll find it at a store near you (Band Aid doesn’t even list it on their site), but last time I checked they were still being sold at the Shopper’s Drug Mart at the corner of Metcalfe and Slater Streets.  Seeing as I can’t find it anywhere else, I’m starting to question if I really did find this blister prevention stick at the drug store…or maybe I magically shrunk down a Lady’s Speed Stick to doll size and have been applying it to my feet everyday by mistake.  I can’t be that crazy, can I?  Don’t answer that.

May 3, 2006 - 1:45 pm

Sonja - That’s a miracle product. I’m going to pick some up on my way home. Blisters are my nemesis because not only do they hurt but also because eventually, after wearing fabulous shoes for a while, your cute summer feet start looking like they belong to some hideous old bag.

May 3, 2006 - 5:36 pm

Kel - Hey! Jeez, Sonja! I’m right here!

-Hideous Old Bag

May 3, 2006 - 8:49 pm

Kris - AHA…I SOO needed this post. My favorite shoes of 2006 are deadly. I have blisters on the tops of my feet…what the hell is that about?

Thanks, Shan!

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