Locals in Hawaii wear flip-flops everywhere, even to work! It may be written into the State Constitution — that all citizens of Hawaii are legally required to wear flip-flops.
But wearing them comfortably can take some getting used to…
After a few days hauling my cookies around the island in flip-flops, my dogs started to bark. The pair of striped blue and green Roxy slippers I’d brought along for the trip may have been cute, but they weren’t substitutes for a comfy pair of walking shoes.
I started developing blisters and raw skin wherever the flip-flop straps rubbed against my toes and feet.
With shoes and sandals, I usually apply a Band-Aid or Moleskin to cover the sore spots, but I wanted a less obvious alternative to use with flip-flops. Who wants to see a ratty Band-Aid hanging on by a thread, ya know?
Enter Band-Aid Friction Block Stick ($8), aka a minor miracle for tow-up feet.
How does it work?
Band-Aid Friction Block Stick is a solid stick shaped like a mini-deodorant. It’s pocket-sized, fitting into the palm of my hand, and reduces friction caused wherever footwear makes contact with your skin.
It dries to form a clear, smooth barrier — kinda like an invisible Band-Aid.
I busted out the stick I’d brought along for the trip when my flip-flops rubbed my skin raw.
It dries quickly and works for hours, through miles of walking in hot, humid, sandy conditions, and even worked when my feet were sweatin’ like Whitney and Bobby Brown.
And it works in more ways than advertised, too. Before surfing, I applied it to my inner thighs and forearms — places that usually get rubbed raw by the board. It worked just as well as Vaseline but without the greasy mess.
Band-Aid Friction Block Stick
Use: Forms an invisible barrier that reduces friction caused wherever skin rubs against footwear, clothing or surfboards
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This summer I plan to wear it with all my strappy sandals, flip-flops and even beneath my socks when I go for runs. It’s a worthy addition to any arsenal of footwear accouterments!
You might like Band-Aid Friction Block Stick if…
- …you suffer from blisters or tender skin caused by your shoes,
- …you don’t mind applying additional foot accouterments to make your shoes more comfortable,
- …you wear flip-flops a LOT.
Le sigh! It’s sunny but a chilly here in Northern California today, which means I have to wear socks, BOO! What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,