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I wonder if this would help with the blisters..

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Look for a good sports shop or a running shop. I bought a pair of socks designed for running which are supposed to prevent blisters. They are very comfortable. I am sure you can buy them or similar online too.

The socks I bought are called HILLY. They are the urban socks. Look up hillysocks.com

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Love it.... I wonder if they help you running up hills too!

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Haha, no! Did not help me today with the hills but then again I have no blisters.😀

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One out of two ain't bad :)

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Sarah's tried the socks thanks! They're not much help to her though, that's why I put the link on..

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Dave, would you know if Sarah has tried applying BodyGlide to the areas of her feet (forefoot I assume), to reduce the occurrence and severity of blistering?

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MNG, Sarah's used Vaseline, and I've advised her on using bodyglide & compeed..

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Hopefully, if she does eventually begin to apply it, frequency and severity of blisters should reduce, since it's certainly helped to ensure that my feet remain in good condition when running distances upwards of 7 miles.

Equally, since she believes that over pronation is at the root, by working to strengthen the soft tissue in her legs and feet (particularly the arch), so that joints are better supported and less likely to be pulled out of alignment, her sense of frustration will hopefully ease.

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MNG, please forward your info onto Sarah..

I use ordinary running socks and never had a problem with blisters, with my previous pairs of running shoes being stability type for overpronation, but my new recent pair of shoes are neutral as found on the recent gait analysis. It's funny how the change has come about, thinking possible strengthened feet muscles through excercise & running altering the mechanics, but then, what do I know!😁...

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I take your point, Dave. It was largely for Sarah's benefit, on the chance she reads the thread comments.

Still, having moved from a stability to a neutral running shoe, it's more than probable that improving the strength of soft tissue in your legs and feet has had something to do with it.

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Yes, probably, one thing I know for sure is that the strength of my weak ankle that I ricked sooo many times wearing high platform shoes in the 70s😧 😁I thought I may have had problems & sprained it again while running trails, but it's been good and held up well..😉

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