I have a long standing foot problem, it usually manifests itself in the ever popular pointed shoe and I would like to think it associated with the Australian lifestyle. I have very wide feet. Apparently it can be caused by not wearing shoes a whole lot and I will be honest that in summer I do not wear enclosed shoes almost at all. Even right now, I am in the airport coming home from a work trip and I have already slipped out of my heels and I am sitting here in thongs (flip flops). Lucky for me, my brother in law is a podiatrist! Not lucky for me, I showed him my toes a few months ago and he said "wow, I have never seen anything like that before!" Not reassuring.
Anyway, this wide foot problem causes my feet to often squash my little toes on the outside of my foot and for some reason the little toes actually turn underneath the second toe (hence the weird reactio from little bro) and get some wicked blisters on them. This has come to manifest itself quite badly considering how much I am running. This has led me to a laborious task of not only wrapping bandaids around my toes and the second toe, but also wrapping strapping tape around them to keep the bandaids in place. For the moment this is working but I am not sure how long this can hold on for because I am now getting the problem of a blister developing on the second toe in, I can only presume from the continuous rubbing of the bandaid from the pinky toe.
The remedies that I have tried to date include new socks, I now wear lightfoot socks because I thought it might have been a sweat issue making the blisters. I also have wide fitting shoes to allow my feet the most amount of space a womens shoe can possibly afford.
Does anyone get little toe blisters and have an amazing remedy for them?
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