SURGICAL TAPE TO THE RESCUE
If you want to avoid getting blisters from wearing high heels, here’s a simple and inexpensive trick—tape your feet with good ol’ surgical tape! Applying this tape to blisterprone areas is said to reduce the frequency of foot blisters, which is a potential boon to extreme endurance runners, hikers, military recruits and yes, women who wear high heels regularly. A study conducted by Dr. Grant Lipman tested the efficacy of using surgical tape to prevent blisters in a 250km Racingtheplanet ultramarathon event. The tape was used on 128 runners, with each runner only getting one foot taped. 98 runners (77%) avoided getting blisters on the taped foot; conversely, 81 runners (63%) ended up with blisters on the untaped foot.