/ olive oil on you feet

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zigzag - on 17 Jul 2013
I read the article about blisters with interest, while wardening at Newport YHA this year I met a long distance walker halfway through a 846 mile walk and he rubbed his feet every night with olive oil, and had no problems
CurlyStevo - on 17 Jul 2013
In reply to zigzag:
vaseline on the hot spots before you start also helps.
IainRUK - on 17 Jul 2013
In reply to zigzag: I now vaseline before any run over 20 miles.. this year I've ran a 100km, 77km and 1 hilly marathon, 1 trail marathon and 1 road marathon and am yet to get a blister.

Main thing is be careful about grit.. I just do my heal and toes..
purplemonkeyelephant - on 17 Jul 2013
In reply to zigzag:

Shea butter, cocoa butter, almond oil etc will all do the job. I prefer them immensely to chemical filled moisturisers.

If you want it I have my own recipe for a moisturiser/balm that can be customised to your preference.
highclimber - on 17 Jul 2013
In reply to zigzag: Yeah I like vaseline for longer walks. it actually works. I rarely get blisters anyway but the hot spots are annoying when your legs still have lots of walking left in them.

Anyone who suggests Talc for preventing blisters is an idiot, by the way.
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Dave Perry - on 17 Jul 2013
In reply to zigzag:

I can't see why rubbing olive oil on your feet should cause problems, whether you've blisters or not.. Is there a medical reason why it should?

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