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So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By IrishDancer3000
On Thu Jul 10, 2008 05:42 PM

Title pretty much says it all. :) What do you do in dance class or when practicing with your blisters on your feet?? Especially your heels...

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16 Replies to So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?

re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By Celticdreams
On Thu Jul 10, 2008 06:10 PM
Well, I don't have or get blisters, but my classmates use moleskin. Just cut to size, and tape on with medical tape. You can find it anywhere pretty much. My friend needed some last year, and he drove over to target they only had one brand though. So expect to pay for it.
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By SamCartermember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Jul 10, 2008 06:11 PM
I use band-aids (the brand name - generics never stick well enough!) horizontally across the heel and then two strips of the thin white medical tape vertically over the padded area to prevent it from slipping. This is a major problem with me! The sticky ends would stay put, but the padded bit that covers the blister has no adhesive. ouch!
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By worldchampion
On Thu Jul 10, 2008 09:01 PM
I will put a blister band-aid over it and then another waterproof regualr old band-aid over that to keep it from coming off. It hurt the first time before it popped but afterwards it was just fine! (i'm actually going through this right now.. new hardshoes are a pain in the butt!!!)
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance? (karma: 1)
By Hrynmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Jul 10, 2008 09:14 PM
a band-aid if the blister is really bad, then covered with duck tape. I've found that it simply stays so much better than medical tape, which for me, gives me blisters! If it's just a small irritation or for preventative measures, I simply put a bit of duck tape on that spot and go.
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By sexyirishdancermember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:06 PM
I use a product called nuskin, which coats the blisters, and then when I dance I wear huge bandaids over my blister spots.
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By reel_ghillies
On Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:19 PM
I dont get blisters very often, but when I do they are about three inches across the heel. This is what i do. Band- Aid brand blister band-aid, athletic tape over that, then duct tape over that. good luck
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By twinkle_toes__
On Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:32 PM
Athletic tape stays on better than band-aids and is much cheaper. It's the white clothy tape that baseball players put on there bats - I'm pretty sure you could find it at a sporting store. It's nice thick tape and it lasts longer than my ultra-tough waterproof band aids, which of course come off within an hour.
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By TheStoryTellermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:34 PM
Well I usually don't get blisters, but I carry a certain very thick band-aid with me, it's called Elastoplast, and it's basically a square of adhesive with gauze in the middle, it sticks extremely well, but I only use it for feisanna, cause I find otherwise (in class) I don't get blisters.
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By Andoria
On Fri Jul 11, 2008 03:23 AM
I always get blisters at the heel if I don't tape my heels with duct tape before dancing in heavys. It also works if your blisters are "not bubbly" anymore (hope you know what I mean) in the other cases I agree with what the others wrote.
Greetings
Andoria
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance? (karma: 1)
By Snuffymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jul 11, 2008 03:52 AM
Goodness gracious me, Hryn, is there anything in Irish dance that duct tape can't be used for!?! LOL! :D
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By IrishDanceEviE
On Fri Jul 11, 2008 02:26 PM
I get blisters on all my toes, so I use "flexible fabric" band-aids with cloth tape around it. I also put baby powder in my socks because it keeps my feet from sweating so the band-aids don't come off.
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By Crazy_Clairemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jul 11, 2008 02:54 PM
I usually use normal plasters and put them over the blisters. This stops the heel of the shoe rubbing the skin.

Claire.
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By guitar_monkey
On Fri Jul 11, 2008 03:01 PM
I've tried many things, and for my heel blisters, the duct tape works best I suppose but only if they aren't bubbly. But lately I've not been doing anything for them. I need to toughen up my feet and build up some more callouses!
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By siobhan157
On Fri Jul 11, 2008 04:27 PM
Moleskin is amazing.
It's like my life saver. haha
Definitely keep some in your dance bag.
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By dancing_strong
On Fri Jul 11, 2008 04:37 PM
Moleskin is the BOMB. Seriously, it's amazing. It's really thick so your shoes will feel tight, but it works so well that it's totally worth it.
re: So What Do You Do With Your Blister(s) When You Dance?
By Pinky92
On Fri Jul 11, 2008 06:33 PM
I use those toe pouches on my toes but on my heels, even when i dont have blisters, I use a band-aid over the blister and with straping tape I put one strip(starting under my heel)vertically and then one horizontally across the back of my heel.
hope you can understand this.
=]

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