Starter Guide To Going Sockless

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  • Published Aug 9, 2011
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 4:12 PM UTC

2. Petroleum Jelly

If powder alone can’t protect you from blisters, try putting Vaseline on any seams or contact points in your shoe. Under the tongue of your shoe, at the back of the heel and in the seam along the arch are three spots where a shoe can be irritating. Plus, your shoe will go on fast! You’ll want your elastic laces to be appropriately tight so you don’t end up losing a shoe somewhere out on the course. (This is particularly important if you are racing a muddy Xterra event.)

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