Soon the warm weather will be here, and with it, the scourge of women everywhere in the northern hemisphere. No, we're not talking about allergies, though those inflict their share of misery. We're talking blisters.
Every year, we have to break in our spring and summer shoes all over again, whether they are closed-toe kicks or strappy sandals. And in the process, we have to endure days of pain where the leather (or pleather) rubbed our skin raw.
So we were so excited to hear about this blister-busting technique, which was actually backed by science. Doctors at Stanford University put paper surgical tape to the test on marathon runners and found that it PREVENTED blisters 40 percent of the time.
You don't have to be a runner to try it out, either. Get a roll at the drugstore (it'll set you back about $5), and put strips on the parts of your feet where you're most prone to blister. The paper is smooth enough to minimize friction, and thin enough so you can tear it off easily without leaving a wound.
So go ahead and give it a try. Surgical tape just may be the way to have painless feet all season long.