Prevention of foot blisters

J Spec Oper Med. 2014 Summer;14(2):95-97. doi: 10.55460/LU12-P967.


Foot blisters are the most common medical problem faced by Soldiers during foot march operations and, if untreated, they can lead to infection. Foot blisters are caused by boots rubbing on the foot (frictional forces), which separates skin layers and allows fluid to seep in. Blisters can be prevented by wearing properly sized boots, conditioning feet through regular road marching, wearing socks that reduce reduce friction and moisture, and possibly applying antiperspirants to the feet.

MeSH terms

  • Antiperspirants / therapeutic use*
  • Blister / prevention & control*
  • Foot Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Military Personnel*
  • Protective Clothing*
  • Shoes*


  • Antiperspirants