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Soles of Steel

I have a friend who competes in ultra-distance running events but is having, not unsurprisingly real problems with the soles of his feet. Any tips, old wives tales etc for toughening them up, or keeping them better protected when running?


  • durhamvamdurhamvam Posts: 246
    Surgical spirit is supposed to harden them up - not sure if it works though.....
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  • MGMG Posts: 470
    Having spent years in the army getting blisters from tabbing in boots, all the dipping your feet in cats p*ss wives tales are complete tosh IMHO!! The ONLY way to get tougher feet is to get blisters and the skin which grows back grows back differently (tougher) therfore more resistant to blisters.

    My feet are like leather, so much so that I hardly ever blister anymore unless breaking in new shoes/boots/trainers.
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