Monday, May 9, 2011

2Toms BlisterShield Review + Giveaway

If you suffer from blisters, there are several paths for prevention that you can take: liquid or gel, powder, taping the feet, double socks or something similar. Liquids and gels are messy and can damage your socks, tape can be painful if incorrectly applied, while double socks can affect the way your feet feel in your shoes or necessitate the purchase of new shoes entirely.


2Toms was established by Tom Lewis and Tom Judd; a scientist from M.I.T. (not my alma mater, but a decent school nonetheless) and a business entrepreneur. Both loved to hike and took great pride in leading active, healthy lifestyles. The pair often found themselves wondering how to prevent odors, blisters and chafing. Through extensive research, their first product, BlisterShield was born. The product addressed how to prevent blisters and was an instant success. Not long after, SportShield was introduced onto the market and offered yet another smart solution for the prevention of chaffing. These products are available in roll-ons and single use packets, and can be used independently or together for extra protection. I've used SportShield with great success to prevent nipple chafing, so I was happy to try BlisterShield as well.
Blistershield has no odor, which was kind of a surprise to me, but I suppose it's better than one I'm not fond of. The packages come with a plastic scoop to aid in the movement of powder to clothing of choice - I only used BlisterShield in my socks, but I'm sure this could be very effective in cycling or running shorts as well. While the powder was loose in the bag, it clumped quite a bit and then stuck inside the scoop, not sure the mechanism for that happening and it wasn't a big deal, just noted as something to remember,

BlisterShield is a powder, but is actually made up of 2 waxes, which is interesting. If you read Laima's review over at Women's Endurance Gear, she mentioned how slippery the socks felt on bare floors and vinyl - she's right and it's kind of fun (maybe even good for the floors?).

More information about 2Toms and their products can be found on their website, by liking them on Facebook or following them on Twitter.

Ouch!

In what may be one of the most disturbing contests of recent memory, 2Toms is giving a contestant a 1/2 Year supply of 2Toms products for having (and sharing) the worst blister of the year. Our own Kate of SuperKate is entered - head over to the Facebook page, like 2Toms, and then click on her blister photo so he has a chance to win!

2Toms not only provided us with review samples to try out, but two, yes two folks will have the opportunity to try BlisterShield out by winning a bag of their own.

2 ways to win:


  1. Head over to Women's Endurance Gear, follow if you are not already doing so, and leave a comment, simple, even ChrisK could do it! Deadline is Monday, May 9th.
  2. Be a follower here, leave me a comment on whether you suffer from blisters and your strategy for dealing with them, easy-peasy.
Contest on this site will run through the end of Monday, May 16th, whence a winner will be chosen. You can't win if you don't play, so follow and leave a comment!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of 2Toms via Kristin at Transmyt. I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give it a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company website.

Would you like your product reviewed?
Contact me at lakotega@yahoo.com.

12 comments:

  1. I am the king of hot weather IM blisters having had two huge ones at IMAZ 08 and the latest at IMLOU last year which knocked me out of the race.
    It appears that IMTX will give me another run for my money in the blister department and I have my new strategy in place for this, but always welcome new products for the trying...

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  2. I already follow over at Women's Endurance Gear and I entered her giveaway for the same product ;)

    I experienced many blisters last year on long runs, but so far (now that I got new shoes that fit correctly) I haven't gotten any yet! :)

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  3. No blisters - my strategy is great socks and BlisterShield :)

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  4. I always get blisters on the sides of my feet no matter what I do. I have went through endless numbers of "no blister guaranteed" socks, and tried products like bodyglide to no avail. Still looking for the solution aside from grinning and bearing it, hopefully I get to try the blistershields!

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  5. I don't get blisters much but this looks like a great product. I already "like" yo and your lovely wife but I'll head on over there anyway. :)

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  6. great, now I'm probably going to get blisters just for saying that I don't get blisters. Gosh, I do not like blisters...I get them on my hands from practicing on the monkey bars though...well....when I was 6.

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  7. Thanks for the shout-out. It truly is a disturbing contest, and I'm going to have to do something nice for all the people who've had to look at my terrible picture in order to vote. And as they say in Chicago, vote early, vote often! :)

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  8. I have to say that is one of my favorite sayings...

    you gotta play to win!

    I think they used to say that in the Pennsylvania Lottery commercials.

    Good luck to all who enter!

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  9. I use silk sock liners from REI rather than socks per se and they work really well.

    Nike dri-fit socks are the worst. Like wearing sandpaper.

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  10. wish I had this stuff before I turned my feet into a blister breeding ground last week :(

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  11. I have used Sports Shield and Butt Shield by 2Toms. I expect this product will be just as good!

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