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rh71 08-31-2012 07:27 AM

blister prevention: small gel pad?
About 10 years ago I was able to find a 2-pack of these small half-dollar sized (circular) clear gel pads from a hockeystore like epuck (can't remember). They've worn and torn now so I need new ones but I can't find them anymore. Anyone have any idea where to get them, or if there's a better solution these days?

I have had my new skates for over 25 games now but I'm still getting chafing on the inside of my left foot right beneath the ankle bone. It would heal after a few days but by the 2nd period of the next game I can feel it chafing with every stride. I'm wearing thin wigwam triathelete socks which are supposed to help with blisters too but it's still happening. Is it from having too big a boot and my feet are moving around in there?

Those gel pads worked the best for me and I need to find them again.

AIREAYE 08-31-2012 09:12 AM

Elite makes larger oval pads in a 4-pack : http://stripessavesgoals.blogspot.ca...-gel-pads.html

Danikjan 08-31-2012 02:42 PM

as placebo as it might sound, but when I wear dress socks, or the regular crew socks, i'm more prone to chafing and blisters. I started using the Under Armor hockey socks, and i dont have any more problems. Also, as trivial as it may sound, when you put on socks, check for wrinkles, and loose sections because they might become pressure points.

rh71 08-31-2012 07:16 PM

thanks don't know why I didn't just search for "gel pad" - they're everywhere. These look like they stick inside the skates... the ones I had before are just pads that don't have adhesive and I put them in my sock touching my skin and moved with my foot... I hope these work just as well.

AIREAYE 08-31-2012 07:44 PM

Yup, if you have sharp enough tools, you can trip that oval into whatever you need; and they are indeed adhesive.

Mr Jiggyfly 09-04-2012 01:11 PM

I'm somewhat of an expert on skate blisters and have tried everything you can imagine over the years.

My blisters stopped when I started using a combination of skating socks (thinner the better) and runner's Bodyglide.

The Bodyglide is better than gels and you simply rub it on your feet like deodorant.


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