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How To Reduce Blisters While Trail Running For Free

running-shoe-lacesYour in the middle on an enjoyable trail run with the sun shinning, a nice breeze blowing, and the birds chirping. Then all of a sudden you begin to notice some hot-spots on your feet. These burning sensations sometimes lead to the less-than-desirable blister.

Last weekend during the middle of a 14 mile jaunt on a local trail, a few places on my toes started to feel hot. I thought this was a bit strange because I rarely experience these kinds of issues.

My simple fix – Snug up the laces.

I had forgotten to snug up the laces tighter than I would for a road run. My feet had been sliding inside the shoe ever so slightly and creating hot-spots. Once my trusty hooves were locked down more snugly, I had no more sensations the rest of the run.

If you periodically or frequently get blisters, a simple snug-up may be worth a try.

Then if that doesn’t work, check out injinji socks.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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