Rubbing and Blister Care for Pumps and Dress Shoes

Fashion-conscious blogger and business professional, Janice, recently posted a review of our ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches on her Urban Amazon Warrior blog.

The site features a “Comprehensive Guide to Shoe Insoles, Inserts and Blister Prevention“, where Janice is testing popular and novel products that keep painful rubbing and foot blisters away. The most recent addition to her guide is ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches.

Although ENGO Patches are commonly used in athletic and comfort footwear, the innovative blister relief product is also ideal for high heels (pumps) and other dress shoes too. The ultra-thin patches preserve how footwear naturally fits around your feet, while providing long-term protection from rubbing and blisters.

To read Janice’s full review from testing ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches in her Prada shoes, continue to the Urban Amazon Warrior blog (scroll down near bottom of page).

Try ENGO Patches today!

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Blistering Relief for Cleated Athletes

Last night my men’s recreational softball team played back-to-back games in blistering 95 degree weather, totaling about 2.5 hours of running around; all while wearing cleats. Although I haven’t experienced blisters with these cleats before, the intense heat and moisture build-up inside my footwear caused a much different experience this time.

Although I didn’t have enough time to relieve those hot spots on the field, my feet will now be protected by the ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches I installed in my cleats. Here are the “before” and “after” photos of the insoles from my cleats. As you can see, it is very obvious where my feet have been rubbing on the insoles. These rubbing spots indicate where the ENGO Patches should be adhered, eliminating the need to guess where those high friction areas might be.

Whether you wear athletic shoes, cleats, skates, dress or casual footwear, keeping a few ENGO® Patches in your wallet, purse or first aid kit will ensure that blisters don’t affect your next adventure. ENGO Patches have a money-back, satisfaction guarantee, so you have nothing to lose but painful foot blisters.

To find an ENGO® Patch dealer near you visit: or buy online at

Disclaimer: We (Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.) are the manufacturer of ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches.

ENGO Patch and ShearBan Installation Tip

For optimal results, particularly when applying ENGO Blister Relief Patches or ShearBan to hiking boots, hockey skates, military boots, or any shoe linings that are difficult to adhere to, apply a little heat to the patch surface after it’s applied to the shoe or insole. The pressure sensitive adhesive softens with heat (we recommend a hair dryer), creating a strong bond between the patch and the material fibers of the shoe or insole. The same results are achieved during wear, with the adhesive softening to create a better bond, but heat will speed up the process.

When fabric surfaces are particularly rough or significantly contoured, just 10-15 seconds of heat, followed by pressing firmly around the patch surface will ensure that ENGO & ShearBan low-friction patches properly adhere to footwear for long-lasting protection from friction & shear.

Additional tips and techniques for applying ENGO and ShearBan patches can be found at

If you have found an application method or creative use for ENGO or ShearBan patches that you’d be willing to share, please add your comments to this post.

ENGO Blister Prevention Patch Reviews

Today I’d like to share some of the most recent media reviews of our ENGO Blister Prevention Patch product that we’ve seen over the past couple years. There’s no better way for people who are interested in a product to “experience” how the product works before buying it than reading a few product reviews. Enjoy!

Fixing Your Feet, Foot Care for Happy Healthy Feet

ENGO’s New Blister Prevention Product

By John Vonhof


ENGO Blister Relief

By Ryan Dionne New York

Dealing with Blisters

By Jacob Breinholt, NY Running Fitness Examiner Walking

ENGO Blister Prevention Patches, Unique Patch Goes Inside Shoe to Prevent Blisters

By Wendy Bumgartner

Fixing Your Feet, Foot Care for Happy Healthy Feet

Sample ENGO Blister Prevention Patches

By John Vonhof

ENGO Blister Prevention Patches

By Philip Werner

We hope you decide to try our ENGO Blister Prevention Patches to put an end to painful hot spots, blisters or calluses. ENGO Patches work great in any type of athletic, dress or casual footwear and provide weeks – even months – of blister protection.

Visit us online at to buy online or find a specialty retail store or online retailer near you. Contact us with any questions: info [at]

Disclaimer: Tamarack Habilitation Technologies does not pay media or consumers for product reviews. John Vonhof receives a small royalty as a result of helping us establish the components of our Blister Relief Kit.

We Hate Blisters… and So Do the Guys at


Today, August 23, 2010, is a special day for our ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches. Last year we heard about how Jason Sadler, the founder of, started a business promoting companies and products through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and his blog. For a small fee, Jason Sadler and Evan White will highlight the features & benefits of your product for a day; all while wearing the shirt of your choice. IWearYourShirt offers a unique and entertaining way to highlight a company’s products & services.

With over 7,000 fans on the IWearYourShirt Facebook page, and nearly 5,000 fans on his personal Facebook Page, Jason has established quite the following of IWYS fans in a short period of time. In 2010, Jason took the next step in his business promotion empire by adding another high-energy shirt-bearer to his business. Evan White came on board January 1st to help grow the IWearYourShirt business. Together, they’ve taken the concept of word-of-mouth media exposure to a highly caffeinated and informative level. Manufacturers, retailers and service providers have all reached out to Jason & Evan for the opportunity to have their business promoted for a day.

Throughout the day today, Jason and Evan will be tweeting, posting Facebook updates, blogging, creating videos and walking around town in their “No Blisters!” shirts. Check out Jason’s blog post this morning, titled Rubbing and Blister Relief with ENGO Patches.

ENGO Blister Prevention Patches are manufactured in the USA by Tamarack Habilitation Technologies

New Foot Blister Kit Spells RELIEF for Ultrarunners and Weekend Warriors

Accomplished Speaker, Author, Trainer and Guide, Marshall Ulrich, emailed us the other day to share feedback on Tamarack’s new Blister Relief Kit. The kit was introduced last fall to address the lack of high quality, minimalist blister prevention and treatment kits on the market. It includes ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches ( along with an ample supply of wound cleansing and treatment products and helpful step-by-step instructions.

Here’s what Marshall had to say about the Blister Relief Kitfrom

“Engo’s Blister Relief Kit provides the most comprehensive, compact kit for prevention and treatment that the market offers. It comes complete with ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches, swabs for sterilization, a lancing razor and folding scissors, Kinesio tape for taping the hard to get places and tincture of Benzoin for adhering. This kit is the smallest AND best on the market; packing only the essentials.”
Marshall Ulrich

Some of Marshall Ulrich’s noteworthy accomplishments include:

  • 22 crossings of Death Valley
  • Worldwide adventure racer and 7 Peak Summiter.
  • Author of “Running on Empty”, a story about Ulrich’s 3063 mile journey across the U.S. in 52.5 days.

For more information about Marshall Ulrich, visit

The Blister Relief Kit (Model # E-BKIT-SS) can be ordered online at and

ENGO Blister Prevention Patches is a registered trademark of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. The Blister Relief Kit by is assembled in Minneapolis, MN USA

Foot Blister Relief through Blister Prevention Technology

We’d like to share a testimonial from a customer who purchased our new Blister Relief Kit and ENGO® Back-of-Heel Patches earlier this year.

“So far I am pleased with ENGO Blister Patches. I am using 1 pair in hiking boots that were causing blisters no matter how many different sock combination tried. Now with the Blister Relief Patches, no blisters. I also placed a pair in a new pair of trail running shoes, just in case.  I am so impressed that I plan on ordering more in the future to keep on hand. Since I have developed no blisters, I have not needed the Blister Relief Kit, but I consider it to be like an insurance policy. I carry it in my backpack for the “just in case” episodes. Great product, Thank you.”

Blisters are arguably the #1 sports injury in the world, and yet they CAN be prevented with the right precautions. As any marathon runner or football player will contest, their feet begin to swell and sweat during activity. Blister prevention starts with good-fitting footwear and quality sports socks. This increased heat, moisture and friction wreaks havoc on the soft tissue of athlete’s feet – causing hot spots and blisters.

ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches virtually eliminate rubbing caused by repetitive friction & shear forces between the shoe, sock and skin – when applied wherever rubbing causes hot spots, blisters, and calluses. Unlike traditional blister care products, ENGO Patches apply directly to footwear – providing long-lasting protection that doesn’t affect shoe fit or athletic performance.

For more information about blister prevention with ENGO®, visit