What will your body think of next? It’s always coming up with ingenious ways of handling the wear and tear you put it through on a daily basis. For example, when your body senses skin damage from friction, it might flood the area with fluid to protect the more tender tissues underneath. That’s actually pretty clever of your body. Unfortunately, the fluid-filled bubble that results can be mighty uncomfortable, even painful. We call this a blister, and everyone’s gotten one from time to time. The feet are especially sensitive to this condition. Blisters can turn up at the back of the heel, under the arch, or on the toes.
You might do a lot of walking, running, and even dancing in any given week. Sometimes you get blisters and sometimes you don’t. What’s the mystery? Well it turns out blister science is simple. You may have spent a lifetime thinking that foot blisters randomly appeared and were completely out of your control. But it takes 3 elements to make a blister – friction, wetness, and heat. That’s the not-so-magic recipe that is sure to create a blister. And now that you know why, it’s going to be a lot easier to stop them from happening in the first place.
Most importantly, you need to wear shoes that fit comfortably without any rubbing or chafing when you walk. Normal wear of a pair of shoes should never cause blistering. If it does, you need to find a shoe that is designed to support and cushion your foot without any uncomfortable friction. Luckily, you’ve landed at one of the world’s top destinations for shoes that beautifully conform to the shape of your feet: Ascent.
We’ve designed amazing footwear for work and play that emphasizes smart construction and the perfect fit. So say goodbye to friction and the blisters it can cause. Ultra-modern stabilisers will keep your gait strong and steady, while generous cushioning and first rate materials provide a smooth and comfortable, blister-free environment.
Next, you’ve got to keep your feet dry and cool. Aside from changing your socks frequently, the best way to do this is to wear shoes lined with breathable, moisture wicking materials. We use a variety of sophisticated bacteria-resistant linings to keep the interior of your shoes nice and dry, and mesh to circulate air around the foot and keep “hot spots” at bay. Look for it in our running shoes, cross trainers, workboots, walking shoes, and even the school range.
If diabetes or another medical condition make you more prone to skin irritation, the utterly seamless, breathable lining of the Geelong Plus and Avara Plus will keep your feet dry in the most friction-free shoe on the market.
Your blister will eventually go away. But by choosing the right shoe and taking good care of your feet, they’ll be far less likely to come in the first place.