Users' questions

Should I run with a blister on my toe?

Should I run with a blister on my toe?

Yes, you can run with blisters, but you should make sure they are protected with a clean bandage and dry socks. Proper blister treatment will ensure your wounds heal quickly.

How do I run with blisters on my toes?

Yep, you can run with blisters, too. Schoene favors newer, jelly-like blister bandages over moleskin, because the latter is thick, and can bunch in shoes. You can also try a liquid bandage, or newer, waterproof tapes, some of which are designed to protect blisters from further damage.

Why do I get blisters on my toes when I run?

Shoes that are too small, too big, too narrow or too wide can result in excessive friction. Also insoles or defects within the shoe can rub and cause problems. Doing lots of hill work can also cause blisters, especially on the toes as they move forward in the shoe as you run downhill.

What to do if you have blisters on the inside of your foot?

Cover the inside of the arch of the foot up to and including the base of the big toe. Also worth doing the tips of the toes and inbetween. Some people also put Vaseline on the outside of the sock and daub a little on the inside of the shoe where the friction is happening.

Is it painful to have blisters on Your Toes?

Some of these blisters can be really painful, especially if they break. When a blister breaks and the liquid comes out, the pain is accompanied by a burning or stinging sensation. Most blisters heal on their own and they do not require any specific treatment.

What’s the best way to run with a blister?

Experts have seen plenty of blisters, which means that there lots of tips to help get your next run off on the right foot. For starters, make sure your gear is running-approved. That means wearing properly fitting shoes. Van Cleave says that cool, dry feet with enough space to swell naturally have a better chance of being blister-free.

Can you run with a blister on your foot?

Running with a foot blister is a real pain but an integral part of a runner’ s life. But, the good news is, a blister is no reason to retire your running shoes for good. There are many measures you can take to not only treat them but to also prevent painful blisters from plaguing your runs.

Cover the inside of the arch of the foot up to and including the base of the big toe. Also worth doing the tips of the toes and inbetween. Some people also put Vaseline on the outside of the sock and daub a little on the inside of the shoe where the friction is happening.

Why do I have blisters on my toes?

Doing lots of hill work can also cause blisters, especially on the toes as they move forward in the shoe as you run downhill. During my marathon training I saw a podiatrist who gave me a couple of tips;

Can a gel toe protector prevent a blister?

A word of caution with gel toe protectors – only use them on intact and unblistered skin. They are a blister PREVENTION, not treatment. If your skin is weakened and weepy, the skin will become soggy and macerated. An ENGO Patch is a great way to cover any rough seams on the internal lining of your shoe.