The thing with the high heels (and the bandaids)
The tale of the girl who backpacks in heels is a tale of many blisters and wounded feet. Often it’s any old shoe that, if worn for too long, will cause our feet pain and require special care that goes beyond the odd 30-minute foot-rub. This is exactly why I never travel without an extensive kit of bandaids. I like to bring a whole range of them including the ones that are small enough to fit around my toes, ideally see-through or with funny prints, large ones that can cover the back of my foot, to keep shoes from rubbing and even a selection of cremes and sprays that are meant to soothe and prevent.
A recent favorite that accompanies me on all my travels are see through gel-based bandaids from Hansaplast Foot Expert, which, unlike traditional bandaids, stick completely on the part of your foot you are trying to protect, making it much harder to come off. It’s also water-repellant, so showering and swimming with it is no problem at all. It will simply stick to your blister and help it to heal by protecting it from all outside influence. I can say these guys have carried me and my high heels through endless cobbled streets and past many a market.
The reason for this blogpost is not just to praise the healing powers of Hansaplast bandaids, I also wanted to tell you a about a competition they run at the moment called ” A heart for high heels” – a title that resonates with me for obvious reasons.
To take part, you need to click on www.hansaplast.de/blasenpflaster-preisausschreiben (sorry, only in german), then hit “Jetzt Mitmachen” and there you upload a photo of your nicest pair of high heels. It should be a shoe that you once loved but that hurts your feet so much, you started resenting them. A hate-love-story, so to speak. Once you’ve uploaded the photo and shared your story, you should answer some simply questions about how you like to care for your feet and then you’re in for a chance to win a lovely pink Nikon camera and a couple of gift certificates for Zalando.
Care for a look at previous submissions? Click here for the gallery and maybe some inspiration for your story.
More infos on Hansaplast and a whole world of bandaids and healthy feet can be found at http://www.hansaplast.de/