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ts an understatement to say blisters are not a nice thing to have on your feet. I seem to get them underfoot on the sole where my toes meet the ball of my foot. When I have them it hurts like nothing on earth , as it is like walking on red hot coals. I tend to put blister plasters on them to help cushion my feet but the last time my new pair of shoes rubbed more than normal and I needed just that little bit of extra help to ease the pain of the blisters. That something was Scholl' pressure point foam padding.
I bought this product after asking for a recommendation whilst in Boots but you can get it from all good chemists and outlets where Scholl products are stocked. I paid £2.03 for this product but have since seen it cheaper on the internet including on the Scholl website where it is currently £1.73.
The name of the product is pretty self explanatory. In each packet you get one strip of rectangular foam perhaps 4 inches by 8 inches. The foam is in that medical browny pink skin colour that most [plasters come in. The foam is backed by a peel away backing to reveal the adhesive underneath the foam. You just need to trim the foam to the shape you require to cover your tender spots on your feet. The foam can be used in two ways. You can either stick it on your feet to cover existing blisters, corns and other foot nasties or you can you it in a preventative way by sticking it on or in your shoes where you expect they might rub.
Once I had bathed, cleaned and dressed my poor aching feet I trimmed the foam to shape. I found this was easy to do using a pair of nail scissors, as it was super e easy to cut. Applying was also easy and I did not need much pressure to make the foam stick nor did any of the edges curl up or flap about , as they seemed to stick firm immediately. I was impressed by the stickiness of the foam , as it lasted a a couple of days before I had to remove the form so is nice and long lasting.
The foam itself is nice and soft thus creating an extra layer between the feet and shoes. At first it felt a bit funny having this foam stuck to the soles of my feet but after ten or so minutes I got used to it and did not notice it at all when I was walking around both bare foot and with shoes and socks on. Due to the adhesive being so good the foam did not move around at all. The pressure point foam padding along with the blister plasters underneath served its purpose because I had minuscule pain when walking compared to the day before where I was limping due to the pain my rubbing shoes and blisters were causing. From now on i will be keeping a sheet of Scholl pressure point foam padding in my first aid kit for when i have bought new shoes.