MBTs and Blisters
Some people are prone to getting blisters when they start to wear any type of new shoes. MBT's are no exception to this. Due to the curve in the MBT sole which enhances the posture and muscle activation capabilities of MBT's users, you will experience some heel movement normally. If this is excessive it can cause blisters due to friction between the skin and the lining material.
Excessive heel movement in a small number of cases may be caused by different situations, so below are some Tips:
- Laces not tight enough around the instep. Laces may be loosened around the toes to allow for extra width but they should always be snugly tight around the instep. Make sure they tap their heel into the back of the MBT before tying the lace.
- A person rolling too much off the toes (as often is the case when power walking). Correct this by not rolling off (launching off) the toes, this corrected action will also minimise excessive wear to the very front of the MBT often caused by this type of power walking gait. Make sure they tap their heel into the back of the MBT before tying the lace's snugly tight around the instep.
- A person may have a high instep. If this is the case make sure they tap their heel into the back of the MBT before tying the lace and also double lace the top eyelet of the MBT and then tie, this will prevent the laces becoming loose from stretching while walking.
- For the extreme case where none of the above solve the issue add to the most likely tip above (1, 2, 3) a gel heel grip.
- Don't wear light acrylic type socks, wear good quality cotton or wool socks.