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Stellaluna

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Coast to Coast (2015)
Frances (July 2016)
I have not tried these but I think they may worth looking into - they adhere to the footwear not the foot. Has anyone had any experiences these?
Engo Blister patches
I used Compeed when I did the Coast to Coast walk in Northern England last summer. They were tremendous. So much more effective than moleskin.
 

Magwood

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The Engo patches are primarily to prevent blisters rather than treat them. I purchased a pack recently and applied one to my new boots where I was getting a hotspot on my heel. No further problems. I can see that the theory of them providing a friction-free area makes great sense. They are very expensive, but if they prevent a lot of pain then they are great value. I wonder though if a high shine, highly sticky duct tape may do the job at a fraction of the cost.

I have used compeed in the past, but would only use them now as a very last resort.
 
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zzotte

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2012 Camino Frances, 2014 Lourdes to SDC, 2016 Camino del Norte
I have never use then but some people I have and they love it for friction spots they don't work for pressure points, compeed to be effective once it has been applied it can't be taken off until it falls off by it self.

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KerrieG

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Part CF (2016), Camino Frances (2019)
The Engo patches are primarily to prevent blisters rather than treat them.
I bought some Engo patches after listening to Dave Whitson's podcast on blisters. They are expensive! I'm not using mine until I'm sure about my shoes and/or innersoles, I was thinking the same - there must be some type of tape, super smooth and with good stick.
 

Wokabaut_Meri

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Camino Francés 2015
Pilgrims Way 2018
Via Francigena #1 Canterbury-Dover 2018
Lots of experience - absolutely marvellous! I put one on my insole and another in my boot that lasted the whole Francés. I have used them in hot, humid tropical walks, Himalayan mountains and everywhere in between

They are expensive but I have always got good mileage from them.
 
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Devon Mike

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Never had a blister while walking the Camino. They normally start off as a hot spot, so if I feel a hotspot starting I stop and put a bandaid on it. That prevents it getting any worse.
 
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Is it easy to take Engo patches off? For example, if I want to move them a bit from the original place I've attached them.
 
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Magwood

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Is it easy to take Engo patches off? For example, if I want to move them a bit from the original place I've attached them.

I belive you can remove them if you first apply heat, ie via hairdryer, but doubt if you can then reposition them. I have found that before you press them firmly into place it is possible to lift and reposition.
 

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