February 3, 2011

"Beauty is Pain"

I love shoes. All shoes. They hold a special place in my heart J I have so many pairs of shoes that I’m almost embarrassed to publish the number – but more on that later.

Right now, I’m mad at my shoes. As I was getting ready yesterday morning, I came across a pair of heels that I haven’t worn on a while. Beautiful shoes – bone colored, criss-cross design on the pointed toe, 3” heels that make anyone’s calves look amazing. Sigh. They are great – and they matched my outfit perfectly! So I wore them – and by 10am I was cursing them. My toes were squished and I could already feel a blister on my little toe, not cool. Normally, I would kick my shoes off under my desk and wander the office in flip flops – which I do most days anyways (shh, don’t tell – no one has noticed my weird habits yet). Of course, my plan was botched when I had to go visit one of our stores – which involved a lot of standing and walking.

Needless to say, by 5:00 I was ready to toss my shoes in the dumpster on the way out the door. I didn’t (they are too pretty to toss). Luckily, when I got home, I had blister band-aids waiting for me. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried them, but they are amazing. I’m not normally a product pusher – especially brand name – but these are awesome.

They are designed to fit on your toes and they have a special gel pad that sits on the blister. They’re waterproof and formulated for multi-day use (which sounds gross but I promise it’s not). They also have magic powers that make the blister pain free and cause them to disappear faster than normal. I first discovered these magical Band-Aids last year when the Cross Country team was using them. They are perfect for when you’re breaking in new shoes or your sock bunches up mid-race. They’re also perfect when you forget the reason why you never wear the pair of beautiful shoes that sit in the back of your closet. It's not just me, we all do it...like Frenchy said to Sandy in Grease, "Beauty is Pain." So, if you get blisters – whatever the reason – spend the money on these Band-Aids. You won’t be disappointed!


  1. Oh no, will you be able to run int the 4K race on Saturday?

  2. Sometimes, when I know there will be pain later in the day, I place band-aids in the problem areas...before it starts. Sad...but..we do what we have to do. ;)

    I will have to try these little miracle strips!


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