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es1210 Rookie 1 posts since
Jan 27, 2010
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Jun 2, 2010 1:06 PM

Sports Pedicure?

I have some dry skin on my feet and a stubborn callus that results in a blister every time I go on an extended run (6+ miles).  I've tried home remedies, pumice stones, etc. but they haven't really resolved the problem.  I'd like to see a professional to get this taken care of but I don't know if going to some fancy salon for a pedicure would necessarily do it.  Btw, I'm a guy.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a place to go?  Thanks.

  • donnamacd Pro 120 posts since
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    1. Jun 2, 2010 12:58 PM (in response to es1210)
    Re: Sports Pedicure?

    The one time I DON'T want a pedicure is when I'm getting ready for a long run.  I prefer to take my calluses with me - the tougher the feet, the less blistering I do.  That's why I don't understand why you get a blister  where you're callused.  Be interesting to read what a professional would have to say on this!  Thanks for asking the question!

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  • ColoCorredor Pro 97 posts since
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    2. Dec 23, 2010 6:26 PM (in response to donnamacd)
    Re: Sports Pedicure?


    totally agree!  If I'm training for a longer race, I will still get my pedicures, but I ask them to leave the calluses instead of scraping that dead tough skin away.  It protects your foot, and will prevent  blisters.  I value that you are a dude, and care enough about your hygeine to get a pedicure - Girls really do appreciate that.  However, keep it rough to keep your run safe.


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  • nikkicarr1 Legend 315 posts since
    Apr 28, 2009
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    3. Dec 23, 2010 10:52 PM (in response to es1210)
    Re: Sports Pedicure?

    look at ordering skin prep / sure prep  it wil toughen the areas that blister and you just apply it before your runs (comes in little wipes like alcohol wipes)


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  • JamesJohnsonLMT Legend 1,291 posts since
    Aug 23, 2009
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    4. Dec 24, 2010 10:03 AM (in response to es1210)
    Re: Sports Pedicure?

    IMO the real question is why those calluses are there.. You might  need to size up your shoes, pick a different shoe width,  or check for  excess foot motion with a treadmill running analysis at your local PT or  running store.


    I agree with the others that callus is  your friend for longer runs. Mine build up as I train for distance  events like the marathon, but I haven't had blisters in years. They  usually come before callus, or if you change to unfamiliar shoes, socks  too thick, etc. Regarding socks, there are thin double-lined socks that  reduce blistering at running stores.


    Nevertheless, I  know a runner who competes in 80-100 races a year. He always brings an  exfoliating tool to work on the calluses of his feet before races. Go figure...


    Another  thing you might try is to abandon shoes altogether for the Vibram "Five  finger" foot gloves, which let your toes spread naturally instead of  cramping them into the average toe box. Most people do not like running  in them, but if blisters and calluses are dogging your dogs, it's worth a shot.

  • Mosbies Rookie 2 posts since
    Jan 9, 2012
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    5. Jan 16, 2012 9:30 AM (in response to es1210)
    Re: Sports Pedicure?

    Hey author, i just read your post and want to suggest you that  i never believe on Human specialist for my body.I prefer machines over man/women because They provides the best treatment and satisfaction and similarly, for my pedicures i believe on a product, which i get from the workout of many hours on internet.Solevation foot scrub, which provides you perfect pedicure in 3 minutes everyday while you bath or shower.I examine this and find it very effective.



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