I’ve got a problem with wearing out the heels in shoes. Just picture a velociraptor trying to wear shoes and that’s me. In the last 8 months I’ve gotten blisters twice, once due to a bad tie job on my laces and once due to a combination of distance, pace, old worn out shoes and wrong socks. It all came together to leave me with bloody heels that day.
the next pair I put in I’ll get my wife to help hold the crease open so I can stick them in”
So I went looking around and found Engo Blister Prevention patches, specifically for the heels. In my new Nimbus 19’s, which had already started to pill up after only 100-150 miles I decided to add the heel patches.
They went in pretty easy although the next pair I put in I’ll get my wife to help hold the crease open so I can stick them in. After roughly 15 miles on the heel patches I believe they’re providing the service they say. My heels feel cooler due to the decreased friction coefficient after the run and they show no signs of coming off.
They’re fairly spendy for what they are, just some teflon impregnated material with an adhesive backing but if $10 worth of patches both saves me from blistering up and gives me an extra couple of months of shoe life then they’re worth it. My 18’s were still good in terms of padding, just the inside heels were eaten away.
If you have problems with blistering or premature wear in the inside heel liner of your shoes then these are worth examining I believe.