Archive for April 4, 2012

Wearing New Shoes Without Getting Heel Blisters

Recently there are many coupons for buying shoes online. Here is part of the list: – 25% off, promo code: 65814. – 15% off Sears shoes with coupon code SEARSAPRIL. – 10% off with code WANT10. – $5 off $40 or $10 off $75 with code BUNNY. – 20% Off Footwear & Free Shipping. No code needed. – 20% off Sitewide and Free Shipping with discount code EGGSTRA20.

If you are thinking to get one pair recently, don’t forget to use these coupons before Easter.


I bought a Chinese Laundry dress shoes from at $65 two weeks ago. It looks gorgeous, isn’t it?

But after wearing it to work for one day, I got a blister on the back of my heel! My husband gave me a terrible advise: wearing two pairs of socks. I actually listened to him. At first it feels alright. But one day later, it got worse. I figured it is because two pairs of socks made the shoes tighter than before. Well, my lovely husband gave me another advice, see the picture below. Guess what’s in the dust tape? A bandage! It is better than the first idea, but my skin react to the sticky dust tape by turning red.

The third day I have to leave the new shoes on the shelf. After asking my friends and did a little research online, I am supprised that there are many people talked about this and have come up with many ideas.

Heel Liner or Heel Inserts – Free!

Search heel liner or heel inserts at Amazon, I found many of them for $2 to $4 per pair. For a cheapskate like me, I don’t want to spend a dime on something I can do it myself. I found this video at Youtube which teaches how to make heel liner from scratch. It tooks me less than one hour to make one. I am proud that it actually worked! And I saved a few bucks!


Other products may be helpful

Band-Aid Friction Block: It forms a clear coat on your heel, reducing rubbing on skin. I have heard many positive feedbacks on this item. That’s why I would recommend this one to you in case you need it. has the lowest price, only $5.99, plus free shipping and no tax if you live outside of Washington, New Jersey, Nevada, Connecticut, Illinois, and New York.

Dr. Scholl’s: Dr. Scholl’s is an expert on foot care products. You can find them easily at Target. Dr. Scholl’s Blister Defense Anti-Friction Stick is similar to Band-Aid Friction Block, but $1 more expensive at Or you can try Dr. Scholl’s For Her Rub Relief Strips, or Dr. Scholl’s For Her Rub Relief Stick.

Artificial Skins: 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressings is the one. It is quite expensive though. Can be found at Walgreens.