Band-Aid Friction Block Stick

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

61q39vbwavl-_sy355_Last month I attended the Jazz Age Lawn Party in New York and the first day of the event reached some of the hottest temperatures I have experienced in my life, with a heat index of 107 degrees Fahrenheit.  My already blister-prone feet were properly welted with blisters by the end of the day, after extreme sweating, ample dancing, and walking and metro-ing to get to wherever I was going.  My hosts, well-versed in foot ails after years of walking around NY and DC, presented me with a Band-Aid Friction Block Stick, which looks like a deodorant stick put through a shrink ray and the substance itself looks a bit like Crisco (but not greasy).  This wasn’t going to help my existing blisters, but was told it would help prevent the next day’s rub on fresh skin from a different pair of shoes.  I was willing to try anything at that point.

After a slightly lesser heat index the following day and with more dancing (Peabody!), I was happy to report that the friction stick appeared to have made a difference on my unblistered skin, keeping it blister-free throughout the day and preventing irritation with a different pair of shoes that had a different profile (oxfords I’ve worn a number of times –> never worn before by me secondhand Mary Janes).  I’ve since acquired my own stick and used it on shoes that I know rub, on occasion, certain areas of my feet and also with a new pair of shoes, with great success.  I’m curious to know if others have discovered this stick – if so, do share your review in the comments.

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Day 2 at 10 a.m., this is the face of someone determined to dance for up to 6 hours and not get any more blisters.

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3 responses to “Band-Aid Friction Block Stick

  1. Is this product really TWENTY TWO DOLLARS! o_O For a THIRD OF AN OUNCE?!?!?!?!

    NYer of long standing here, and one of the best things I learned within a couple of years of moving here was to use an anti-chafing product on my feet when wearing heels. However, the tip back then (in the early 2000s) was to pick up Bodyglide from a sporting goods store — it was designed for surfers, and is a fraction of the price of this Band-Aid brand product. The 0.5oz stick fits in my purse. It costs $6. And there’s free shipping in the US.

    https://www.bodyglide.com/shop/

    I walk everywhere in heels and have used this for over a dozen years. Couldn’t be happier. Save yourself fifteen bucks and tip your live band. 😉

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