Medical Considerations for Toe Blisters
To learn more about the research on blisters and the role of padded socks, see:
Kirk M. Herring, DPM and Douglas H. Richie, Jr., DPM., “Friction Blisters and Sock Fiber Composition, a Double Blind Study;” published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Vol. 80 no. 2, February, 1990.
Kirk M. Herring, DPM, Douglas H. Richie, Jr., DPM. Friction Blisters and Sock Fiber Composition, a Single Blind Study;” presented at 75th Annual Meeting of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Las Vegas, August, 1990.
Yavuz, Erdemir and Botek, et. al., “Peak plantar pressure and shear locations;” published in Diabetes Care, vol. 30, number 10, October, 2007
Yavuz, Botek and Davis, “Plantar shear stress distributions: comparing actual and predictive frictional forces at the foot-ground interface;” published in Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 40, number 13, December, 2007.
Reviewed by: Robert P. Thompson, C.Ped, IPFH Scientific Advisory Board
Last updated: July 6, 2015