Holy Moley

It’s time to introduce you to another one of my Stylist’s secret tricks.

As women I think we are genetically programmed to love shoes.  We covet all styles from flats to skyscraper-esc heels but sometimes our shoes don’t love us back.

Summer is an especially tough time on our feet.  We wear sandals, ballet flats, wedges and strappy heels that lay against our bare skin while its hot & sweaty outside which results in ALOT of rubbing. Ouch!

Stylists use a simple trick that we borrowed from athletes and incorporated into our bag of tricks to prevent rubbing and blisters: Moleskin.

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Moleskin is a heavy cotton flannel material with an adhesive backing that hikers and runners use to wrap up irritated or blistered parts of the foot. We stylists use it a little differently, as a preventative measure (I’d much rather PREVENT a blister or sore foot than treat one)!

You don’t have to go to some crazy online supply company to find it, moleskin is available at any drug store.  I grabbed mine from Walgreens for $4.49

Applying it is super simple and will prevent tons of pain!

Trim the moleskin to the size you need, remove the adhesive back and stick it in place!

Yes, its that easy!

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BONUS TIP: If you have some shoes that you are slipping around in apply the moleskin to the insole for a better grip!

What do you think?  Will moleskin save your feet this summer?

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15 Comments

  1. I keep mole skin in every bag for camping. Travel and more. I hoard it! Best stuff ever created.

  2. Wow – that’s amazing! I can’t wait to try this out! I’m way more into preventing those nasty new heels blisters and have several with funky straps – this is exciting!

  3. This is awesome. I usually just buy the pre-made stuff from DSW but now that I know Moleskin does the same thing and cheaper I’m totally heading out to get some. Thanks Christie for the tip.

  4. You may have just saved my feet this summer. I think I can actually wear my cute shoes now! I avoid wearing them in the summer because when it’s hot and my feet, um, perspire they get all kinds of blister. Yes, I’ll be making a trip to Walgreens for some of this.

  5. First time I’ve ever heard of mole skin. I will have to give it a try. I have a pair of brown sandals that always rub one of my toes, but I love them so I keep wearing them.

  6. Moleskin has saved my feet a thousand times over! When I was a teen, I bought an amazing pair of heels and they rubbed so bad that I was going to throw them away when my grandma stopped me and showed me how to line the ‘hot spots’ with moleskin.

  7. LIFE.CHANGING. Seriously, I am one of the stereotypes incarnate – I get complimented on my shoe choices all the time, and I swear it is almost better than any other compliment!! Yet some shoes are a trial to wear, and I am heading out first thing to get some of this miraculous stuff. My feet thank you for sharing!!

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