A quick tip for those of you who suffer from sore heels, toes or soles of your feet when out walking (oh and full blown blisters too). Now this isnt new or radical and I am sure it has been spoken about on many outdoor forums and many blogs before me. What I can say is that since I have used the tip, I havent suffered at all with sore or blistered feet!
And the magic ingredient? Zinc oxide tape. Yes, you heard it here. Zinc oxide tape is the answer……well to blistered feet anyway. Joking aside, whenever I go for a walk come rain or shine, I always apply 2 strips of oxide tape to the back of my ankles. I am particularly prone to sore ankles on account of them being boney and awkward.
The science is that the back of the heel cup (in my case) rubs up and down on the oxide tape (since it is fixed) instead of my skin. Sounds simple but it does work. I normally use the “climbing” zinc oxide tape that climbers use to strap their fingers. This is far superior to anything in a chemists shop (remember the old style flesh coloured zinc oxide strips for making your own plasters?) and can be found in good independent outdoor shops (NOT shop chains).
Ok, got it? Good. You can have that one gratis. It is Monday after all