Just call me "Blister Sister"
December 24, 2012 7:03 AM Subscribe
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on the blue: How do you who go bare-legged in pumps do it without turning your feet into raw hamburger? Do I need to trade in my feet for an upgrade?
posted by Rosie M. Banks to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (40 answers total) 66 users marked this as a favorite
It seems the world is full of women who can blithely go bare-footed in work pumps and be comfortable. I'm not one of them. If I don't have a protective layer of hose or socks, my feet turn into raw hamburger. Seriously. Blisters on my heels, blisters on my toes, red marks on my insteps - I've actually wound up with blood on my feet at the end of the day. The only way I can avoid it is to pre-emptively bandage every square inch of foot where my shoes might rub, which does show and looks really unattractive; or keep coating my feet with blister-block ointment throughout the day (as it rubs off).
It can't be the fit of my shoes, because shoes that rub and hurt when I'm barefooted are perfectly comfortable when I wear nylons or tights. I can control the stink-foot issue with Lush T for Toes powder. But how do all these women who find it second nature to wear pumps with bare feet do it? Do I just have especially sensitive skin? (I do have soft, thin skin, not just on my feet.) I get regular pedicures - do you have to let calluses build up (that sounds icky, sorry, I hate to expose callused feet to the world)? Or do I just need new feet?
I wear tights during the cooler months but it might be nice to go bare-legged like everyone else in the summer when it can hit the triple digits here.