MD Podiatrist Discusses How to Prevent Blisters in Fall Boots

“One of the most likely causes of blister formation from fall boots is improper fit. Motion can lead to blisters,” said Dan Michaels, DPM. To avoid this, he recommends getting fitted at the store (where you can walk around in them before buying) and making sure your boots are laced tight enough (if they have laces).

“As podiatrists, we recommend avoiding cotton socks, since these can retain moisture and cause friction blisters,” Dr. Michaels said. He recommends sticking with moisture-wicking materials like wool or with synthetic fibers like nylon and X-Static. If your feet are prone to sweating, he recommends using absorbent powders.