Bought new shoes the other day. I purposefully made absolutely sure that they felt completely comfortable before I bought them. My opinion these days is "If they don't feel good in the store, they don't go home with me."
Just to be on the safe side, I used band-aids in the strategic places (back of my heels).
HOWEVER, I now have blisters anyway. Despite all that preliminary care.
So, my questions are:
1) How can I prevent this in the future? I did everything I could, I thought.
2) What can I do now about these blisters that are hurting - even though I'm wearing different shoes today?
3) What can I do the next time I put these shoes on to keep them from rubbing more? Do I just have to wait it out (and hurt) until they stretch enough to be comfortable?
4) I'm getting a pedicure on Saturday (I desperately need one - believe me, the cost of a pedicure pales compared to the cost of running every pair of hose I put on) - the blisters are still open and hurting. Is there anything I can do to keep the pedicure from hurting? It's supposed to be an enjoyable experience - not add additional pain. I have 2 days to prepare - can I heal these sores before then - or at least close them up some?
What tricks have you learned through the years for blisters and shoes?