New shoes are fantastic. New blisters from said shoes? Not so fantastic. Thankfully, we’ve discovered a smart way to save your feet when you’re breaking in a new shoe purchase. Simply rub clear gel deodorant over the area, let it dry, and slip on your shoes. The deodorant will provide an invisible barrier between your skin and the shoe, as well as provide a very light lubrication to prevent friction—way better than an unsightly Band-Aid!
Scroll down to check out our deodorant pick and to shop the shoes you can now wear without fear of blisters.
J.Crew Collection Lanie Calf Hair Stacked-Heel Sandals ($180) in Hazelnut Leopard
Jeffrey Campbell Bingham Heeled Mules ($195) in Black
Opening Ceremony Curtain Suede Mid-Heel Sandals ($370) in Black
Loeffler Randall Remy Block Heel Pumps ($325) in Black and Wintercream