No Blisters · 17 May 2013

I had an epiphany the other day. No matter how long it has been since I have run or played basketball, I do not get blisters anymore.

I used to get blisters whenever I had not exercised for too long a time. Even when I wore shoes that had been worked in or worn out. The comfortable shoes were still no match for the pounding on the court or street. I would get blisters that first time out.

Now it seems that regardless of how long I go between runs or playing, my feet are fine. No blisters.

I attribute this to going barefoot or as close to is as I can. My street shoes and athletic shoes are minimalist and I feel great in them. Just like I do going barefoot.

Somebody might say that I have not had long enough between times of running or playing basketball to get blisters again, but I do not think that is the case. As I look back to when I first got my minimalist shoes, I never got any blisters then. Maybe it was the fact that I had to go just a couple blocks in the beginning to get used to them and build up my foot muscles. But it does not really matter. I have been blisterless for as long as I have been shoeless (or as close as I can get).

Regardless of whether my friends and readers truly believe my reasoning for not getting blisters, it is fun getting and sharing these little epiphanies.

© 2013 Michael T. Miyoshi

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