Yikes! Blisters are the absolute worst. Not only do they hurt, but they also make roller skating unbearable. Blisters occur when skin is damaged due to friction or excess heat. If you develop a blister, there are steps you can take to treat the painful area.
To avoid putting your roller skating hobby on hold, consider the following steps to ensure your feet are protected from frustrating blisters:
Wear Thick & High Socks
Thick and high socks are crucial elements to protect your feet against blisters. Socks provide extra padding. But, if they’re too low or too thin, there is not enough padding and blisters may occur. Wear thick enough socks to avoid developing blisters.
Be Aware of Blister-Prone Areas
If you’re one of those people who blister easily, it may be a good idea to wear blister pads on the area in question. Wearing blister pads and thick socks provide double the protection. Your skin will thank you after a fun day of roller skating!
Purchase Your Own Roller Skates
Purchasing your own roller skates isn’t a must-do, but it is a good idea. When you have your own skates, you will be able to break in your skates to fit your feet. This allows your feet to get used to your skates and vice versa. Every time you go to the rink, you won’t have to search for the perfect size and perfect fit. (And, even better, you can choose between inline skates and quad skates to ensure the most enjoyable experience!)
Now that your feet have the maximum protection against blisters, you’re ready to skate! Check out our hours, then head to Rainbow Rink today.