Cures for Your Summer Shoe Pain!

07/10/2007 at 03:00 PM ET

Photo: courtesy footpetals

If you spend all winter dreaming of your new cute sandals, but all summer cursing the blisters and cuts that take over your feet, you’re not alone! From strappy heels to rubber flip-flops, summer shoes can wreak havoc on the toughest feet. Luckily, there is a product out there to take save you from any more summer shoe pain. Here are a few of our favorites.

Do thong sandals hurt you right between your toes? Try Hue Thong Wrapz, $6 per pack, or for regular strappy sandals, try their Soft Stripz, $6, for amazing protection. Plus, they are reusable!

Foot Petals’ Heavenly Heelz pads, $7, will keep your heels from slipping out of shoes. Or keep your feet in place with their Tip Toes pads, $7 to cushion the balls of your feet.

If you’re a fan of prevention, try Band-Aid’s Blister Block Stick, $7. Apply liberally to your foot to create less friction and help prevent blisters!

Tried-and-true Dr. Scholl’s moleskin, $4, can be cut to any size you wish — put it on your feet or your shoes for extra padding.

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sophieb on

I have this problem my ankles are thin so when a shoe has wider back than my ankle i use a heel grip to prevent rubbing or getting a horrible blister.

k8 on

Heel grips are great…but those Foot Petal things don’t work at all…I’ve tried them many times

Arwen on

Those shoes look quite lovely, but I wish they were in black! They would look so cute with my new black cocktail dress! Where can I get them in black?

Arwen on

I’ve tried those little pad things–they don’t work at all!

dawn on

I find Band aids work the best i get blisters from my sandals straps on my ankle all the time i spent tons of money on prevention. This summer i just put some dollar store band aid on my ankle where i get the blister and no problem.

natasha on

How is it that you still do not have pictures of Eva Longoria’s wedding dress? (P.S :the designer sketch does not count)

Daisy on

Just buy shoes that fit! It’s not that hard!!!

randa on

i love these shoes… they are gorgeous!!

K-dogga on

These are totally the BEST eva they rock:

HBN Shoe LLC of Salem, N.H., which markets products under the Insolia brand, is now selling $9.99 weight-shifting inserts in CVS stores.

Unlike cushion inserts the Insolia technology shifts the body’s weight off the ball of the foot by changing the inside of the shoe to place the foot into the optimal position for a high heel. HBN says the technology reduces forefoot and toe pressure, gives better balance, improved body alignment, and ankle stability. Better yet, the inserts are small, slim, and clear, so nobody knows what’s inside your $600 Jimmy Choo stilettos.

lee lee on

ATTENTION LADIES! go to you local walmart, and get the dr scholls. squishy foot inserts! they work miracles. on my 21st bday. i walked the brick made riverfront like i was AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL! they work wonders.

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