MOTIVATED@LAST: Definitely one should work hard to avoid getting blisters. A couple of years ago, using my usual method of buying two new pairs of cross trainers and alternating them when walking, I walked too far with a new pair and got a really nasty bleeding blister. But, not learning my lesson, the next day I decided to put on two pairs of socks and break-in the other new pair. Again, I walked too far, the blister bled profusely, and I fought it for a few weeks. All of my shoes were blood-stained in the heel, although I used bandages, band-aids, liquid anticeptic, etc.
Now, I am very careful to use petroleum jelly and two pairs of socks when I initially break in my new shoes. And I have had zero blisters with my last 6 pairs of shoes.
KOKOMAD: I shall give a look-see for those brands. I surely go through a lot of pairs of socks, since I eventually wear holes in the heels, no matter how snug they fit.
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