How To Protect A Blister In Ski Boots
There’s nothing worse than not knowing how to protect a blister in ski boots when you have one. Ouch! Thankfully, it’s relatively simple to protect a raw, stinging blister, and to protect it from infection. All you need is a few simple materials and a little know how to be back on the slopes in a flash.
To protect a blister in ski boots, you’ll need these materials:
- Clean washcloth
- Clean towel
- Antibiotic ointment
- Molefoam or padded moleskin for feet
- Take off your ski boots and socks. Inspect the blistered area to see if the blister is popped or not.
- Wash the area gently with soap and warm water on the washcloth. Rinse gently with water. Dry gently with the towel.
- If the blister is intact, don’t pop it. If the blister is popped already, apply antibiotic ointment.
- Cut a piece of molefoam or moleskin that is twice to three times the size of the blistered area. Cut a hole that is slightly bigger, than the blister in the center of the moleskin.
- Peel off the adhesive backing, and apply the moleskin to your foot. Leave the blister exposed to the air in the center of the doughnut shaped moleskin.
- Wear a thin silk or synthetic sock liner under your thin ski socks. Avoid cotton socks inside of ski boots.
Your blister in ski boots is now clean and protected. Leave the moleskin on your foot for a week while the blister heals. Ski on, but if you feel any hot spots where your feet are getting rubbed, stop. Apply moleskin to that area of your foot to protect it before continuing.