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Dora-Satya Veda
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« on: April 13, 2009, 02:24:50 AM »

This is a little trick that I used when I competed that might help some of you ladies/gentlemen.

Rub your feet in “Rubbing Alcohol” every day for a month, then do it once a week after that. This way the skin on your feet gets tough enough to withstand the rough edges of the shoes.

 If anybody have other idea please share.

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 03:47:16 AM »

Haha I'm too late for that....

Got new shoes shipped in from Italy last week, felt great! Wonderful shoes I must say, but as all new shoes, they are also great at giving blisters. I think I clocked up 4hr the first time I danced in them. Then the next day, had another 4hr of bush walking. Now my feet are really suffering! Well they get 1 week off, I need my feet for the Championship on sunday!

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 05:58:52 AM »

I actually have the opposite problem!  Any pressure on my skin and I grow callouses.  I have to take care of my feet by shaving (sanding is disasterous) these off else the skin will eventually crack.  Its a fine art since one has to leave some to protect the foot - sort of like sculpting a sock!
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 02:28:25 AM »

I have not had too many  blisters or feet problems to date, but I have some have awful issues with feet. I will review later the good advice :-)
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 03:22:43 AM »

Something that has helped me when I get a new pair of shoes is to stick adhesive moleskin (kurotex if youre buying Dr. Scholls and looking for flesh tone) to the spots that are usually those that would be susceptible to blisters for the first couple of times that I wear a new pair of shoes.  That way, I can protect from blisters and friction burn until the shoes get broken in a little bit.
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2009, 09:30:25 PM »

I've found that if you get a blister  New Skin works wonders. But also if you don't have a lot of time to soak your feet and you need a quick fix to prevent blisters from happening spray or brush new skin on lightly where the shoe rubs most. That's what i used to do for pointe anyway and it holds true for ballroom shoes as well... it's worth a shot  Undecided

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2009, 05:16:15 PM »

Thanks for the info.
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2009, 03:44:52 PM »

I do not get blisters. I get terrible calluses from dance. Used to really bad from when I was doing pointe many moons ago!
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2013, 04:33:14 PM »

Rubbing alcohol toughens your skin?

I'm not a big fan of bandaids because they tend to rub off at the worst possible moment. I'll have to try the New Skin.
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 05:47:33 PM »

karate instructions sugges soaking your skin in brine.

Now I happen to think thats a great idea.  Lets all go to the caribean... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2013, 07:21:05 PM »

What the heck.Why not give it a try?  I'll have to design an experiment to try the brine and the alcohol.  Hmm.  Howto come up with a clear, non-subjective response variable?  Must ponder.
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2013, 04:07:38 PM »

I think we should put a grant application in to the federal goverment from the PRI*.  It needs to be properly controlled so half of us would have to go vacation at lake tahoe (fresh water) and the other to the Seychelles.  Thats the best salt water in the world I find...

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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2013, 07:23:52 PM »

Now that is a fine idea if I ever heard one.  Grin

As a back up, I'll try New Skin.   Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2013, 05:11:15 AM »

Now that is a fine idea if I ever heard one.  Grin

As a back up, I'll try New Skin.   Smiley

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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2013, 07:08:17 AM »

touch wood I have not had that many blisters....more on my hands from gardening
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