These blisters are always caused by footwear, either being too tight or too loose, the skin is more fragile on the top of the foot and will easily blister and get to the roof torn blister quicker than other areas. It is important to recognise when a hotspot appears and treated immediately to stop this hotspot progressing.

What are the causes of these blisters?


that is too tight on the top of the foot exerting pressure on the skin increasing the shear and causing blisters, or a shoe that is too loose creating too much movement of the foot in the shoe

Shoe Lacing

that has been pulled too tight which then causes an increase of pressure on the skin beneath. If you have been active for a long day the foot can become swollen with fluid and the shoe can become tighter 

High arched foot

people who have very a very high arched foot will struggle with the pressure from the top of the shoe as it is a struggle to find shoes that are accommodating in that amount of depth.

What can help these blisters from forming?

Lace locking

Lace locking helps stop the foot moving excessively in the shoe, reducing the rubbing on the top of the foot from the shoe.

Lacing technique

can help reduce the tension in the laces, decreasing the pressure of the skin from the top of the shoes. There are so many to choose from…

Footwear material

used in some shoes/boots maybe a little too hard, a softer breathable material will be less forgiving and create less pressure on the skin.

Engo Patches

put on the underside of the top of the shoe or tongue, these will decrease the friction to the skin.

Armaskin liner socks

Are great at reducing the friction to this area of the foot

2toms blistershield powder

is another solution to reducing the friction to this area, apply only to that area of the skin

2Toms Sportshield

is a liquid version of the powder , which also decreases the friction to this delicate area of skin

Hypafix Tape and KT pro tape

are both very effective tapes used as a blister prevention regime, for extra staying power use skin tac on the skin as preparation before the tape and then apply 2toms Blistershield powder to the edges of the tape to prevent the edges rolling