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Compeed Blister Plasters
Member Name: haco
Compeed Blister Plasters
Advantages: Doesn't peel off, really good amount of cushioning
Disadvantages: The price may put some people off them.
I tend to get blisters on my feet quite regularly through wearing canvas shoes and little ballet pumps without socks. I can wear a pair of ballets for about 6 months without any socks and then one day a blister will strike me down! I can usually deal with the ones on the side of my feet or on my little toes but I really cannot bear the ones on the back of my foot. I used to just put the normal brown plasters on the back in an attempt to stop the friction, but they simply don't offer any padding and fall off way too easily.
This is where the beauty of the Compeed plaster comes in. They are wonderfully cushioned and give a good gap between your blister and the back of the shoe. With the large amount of cushioning they provide, you'd expect them to be a little bulky, but I find that I can still get my shoes on without them peeling off as I put my feet in. They're also really sticky and don't fall off during the day. Sometimes if I forget I'm wearing them and get in the shower, they can still occasionally survive the shower!
The price does seem a little steep for the Compeed plasters. They are around £3/4 for a small packet, and you can get own brand Superdrug/Boots ones a lot cheaper. These cheaper ones simply don't offer the same amount of cushioning as the Compeed ones, and I've found that they often start to peel off throughout the day. The Compeed plasters also seem to give the blister a bit more air to heal compared to the other brands I've tried. When I used to wear the Boots ones, I found that hardly any air got to it when I wore the plaster and it took twice as long to heal. Obviously only wear these plasters if you have to wear shoes, as the blisters will heal so much more quickly when the air can get to them and dry them out!
Summary: These are totally worth the price if you can't bear wearing shoes with blisters!
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