All of these sports have similar body actions of stop-starting, twisting, sideways slipping and accelerating and decelerating very quickly. For the foot, this is very stressful for it to be able to adapt to such a demands on it and have the increased pressure on certain areas of the soles where the studs and blades are.
They are usually played on similar surfaces, the soles of each of these shoes, either have studs, blades or increased prominences on the soles to ensure the shoe grips the surface that it is being played on, allowing the player to get traction on the ground without the foot slipping.
need to be made of wicking material to keep the moisture away from the skin reducing a blister formation
is so important, making sure the shoe fitting is done at the end of the day when the foot is slightly bigger than in the morning make a big difference to the size you may take. Take your usual training socks and wear whilst trying the boots on. Don’t be tempted to buy a bigger fit as the foot will move around too much but a tight fit will also cause blisters. Always walk away if they don’t feel like good fit and try not to be tempted by the brands promises.
this is such an undervalued tip which make a huge difference in the prevention of blisters. By lace locking, the foot is prevented from moving too much within the shoe and blisters are prevented.
Engo patches applied to the areas inside the shoe that are causing blisters on the foot, these will reduce the friction applied to the skin. and help prevent blisters. These are very slim and will not take up any room within the shoe
Pellitec Blister prevention Pads
Pellitec blister prevention pads are also useful when applied to the inside of the shoes
Armaskin liner socks
Armaskin liner socks would work well for these sporting activities as they can be used for training and matches, they help reduce the friction to all areas of the foot except the ones in-between the toes and then we would recommend using Alpaca wool weaved between the toes and the sock placed on afterwards
Skin taping like Hypafix or KT
are excellent at preventing blisters on known previous blister problem sites.
Epitact gel ovals
Epitact gel ovals for the prevention of arch and heel blister areas, can be reapplied up to 5 times and secured with hypafix tape
2Toms Blistersheild powder
2Toms Blistershield powder can be applied to the skin as a prevention measure or after an application of tape or a dressing to reduce the areas of friction from the shoe
If areas of the foot are blistering for eg; under the big toe- check the stud placements are these could be causing an increase of pressure to that part of the foot and consideration should be made to either reduce them in depth of remove them altogether.
Warning -Using lubricants and powders applied all over the foot t is not recommended for these sports as a loss of traction of the foot within in the shoe will be a problem for the person playing the game.