Minimizing discomfort

Tahari Treaty

Worthwhile advice from Virginia Postrel:

First, you should buy shoes that are comfortable enough that you aren’t in pain. But even the world’s most comfy shoes, like these, can chafe — and limping around with blisters is not glamorous or even attractive. And, of course, it hurts. Band-Aids are only a slight improvement.

The solution, if you can find it: Band-Aid’s Blister Block Stick, which, well, blocks blisters. It’s still mentioned on the Band-Aid Web site, but actual packages of the product seem to be elusive at the moment.

Oh, and the shoes? Tahari Treaty Patent Leather Sandals, with a 3½-inch stacked heel, which can be had from DSW for a modest $59.95. Presumably Ms Postrel herself is modeling them in the photo, not that I’d ever notice such a thing.


  1. wamprat »

    1 September 2008 · 11:32 pm

    Another solution is “Slik Stik” by Profoot. You can find it at Walgreens with the foot care products. The stuff is *excellent*, really works.

  2. fillyjonk »

    2 September 2008 · 7:17 am

    How can they be comfortable shoes if they’ve made the nailbeds of your toenails turn blue?

    Oh…wait…that’s nail polish? Ugh.

  3. Lynn »

    2 September 2008 · 7:41 pm

    “The world’s most comfortable shoes”? NOT! Personally, I haven’t had a blister since… I can’t remember. Since I grew up and learned how to buy shoes I guess.

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