Blisters are caused by friction from shoes or from clothing which rubs repeatedly against the skin. Blisters are common among athletes when wearing new shoes or when participating in events such as marathons, triathalons or long hikes. However, blisters can be prevented by wearing properly fitted shoes and by using a few different foot care products. Products such as ENGO Blister Prevention Patches and BodyGlide are extremely effective products that are used by many runners, hikers and other athletes to alleviate friction and prevent blisters. Also, using tape such as Spenco Adhesive Knit can help protect susceptible areas on the foot. Additionally, insoles can also be worn in the shoe to help prevent slipping.