The Band-Aid Blister Block is an oval pad. It can be worn on your heel to prevent you from getting blisters. It is about 1 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches, and available in Caucasian flesh color. The pad is slightly puffy and it feels a bit gel-like. Four pads included in a box that is of almost $6.00. Here is a review of Band Aid Blister Block from its various users.
It is more complicated than an ordinary Band-Aid. First remove a paper backing from the side that will be away from your skin. Then remove half of the paper from the sticky side and place the pad where you want it on your heel, while holding on to the tab from the other half of the backing paper. Once the pad is placed, pull off the other piece of backing.
Then you are assumed to smooth the pad so that the boundaries are not wrinkled. It is very narrow so this is impossible to stay on heels but on a more average size foot, this might work better. For a better seal, you have to hold your hand tightly over the whole pad for a minute to heat the adhesive slightly. If it is applied correctly, the pad is believed to be waterproof. The pad will stick on for several days.
The pad might be only puffy enough to be uncomfortable inside the shoes. A user used it and at the beginning of a long hike it gave trouble with heel blisters. However within a few miles the whole pad had rolled up and turned into a mess. You cannot wear the pad for more than a day. The pad becomes worthless after only 24 hours of home wear.
The product is available only with one skin color, it seems that there would be a lot of people who would not want to use this product with any kind of shoe with an open back. Stick a piece of duct tape inside the shoes, if you want blister protection in shoes with an enclosed heel. The tape can be slit at the edges, if you are not allergic to the adhesive of the tape. It laps and molds right around the heel and it is very flat comfortable and cheap.
The note mentioned on the box that you should avoid this product, if you are diabetic or have poor circulation. And also don’t place it over an open wound. It is not a bandage.
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