Wearing new shoes causes blisters, ouch !

Bubble, blister or phlyctene are all words that are synonymous with a blister.

Basically, it is damage to the epidermis (upper layers of the skin) that occurs as a result of repetitive rubbing. This layer, which is filled with fluid (plasma), is lifted and the blister is formed.

Rubbing occurs in various areas (heel, arch, forefoot) depending on the type of shoe, the shape of your foot or the type of orthopaedic insoles you wear. A change in footwear or insoles can create new contact points on your foot and thus form blisters.