International Shipping Now Available on ENGO Blister Patch Website

ENGO Ships WorldwideMarch 27, 2015 (Minneapolis, Minnesota USA)

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. is happy to report that, ENGO Blister Prevention Patches, the company’s line of self-adhesive low friction patches for blister prevention and relief, can now be purchased worldwide* from the company’s U.S.-based shopping cart,

“By integrating our shopping cart solution with Bongo International, a service of FedEx Corp., consumers around the world now have access to purchase ENGO Blister Prevention Patches, reports Jason Pawelsky, Sales & Marketing Manager at Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. Bongo gives us the ability to serve customers around the world – allowing them to purchase in their preferred, local currency, and with complete transparency regarding shipping costs and import duty,” Mr. Pawelsky concludes.

Bongo International Order Processing:

1) International orders are processed through the secure Bongo International shopping cart. Bongo accepts more than 20 foreign currencies and ships to more than 220 countries around the world.

2) International orders are then processed at the ENGO Blister Prevention Patch manufacturing facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA; arriving at the Bongo International warehouse in Florida, USA within 3-4 days.

3) Bongo International inspects, photographs, and ships orders through FedEx Wordwide with deliveries to most regions of the world within 3 days.

*For customers in Australia/New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and South Africa, ENGO Blister Prevention Patches should be sourced through Tamarack’s international distribution partners for purchase online in those markets or through a local specialty retailer.

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ENGO South AfricaENGO South Africa (coming April 2015)



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ENGO Blister Prevention Patches are manufactured by Tamarack Habilitation Technologies.

Anatomy of an ENGO Blister Prevention Patch

Whether this is your first time coming across ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches, or you’re a long-time customer who’s curious to learn more about these ultra-slick (literally) blister prevention patches, we hope the following information motivates you to consider adding ENGO Blister Prevention Patches to your athletic, dress, and casual footwear.

Unlike conventional blister care bandages, ENGO Blister Prevention Patches apply directly to your footwear; addressing the cause, not the effect, of painful foot blisters. Whether your shoes are too tight, the shoe liner is abrasive, or there’s a gnarly seam rubbing against your foot with each step you take, ENGO Blister Prevention Patches provide long-lasting, targeted friction relief wherever discomfort and foot blisters occur.

ENGO Blister Prevention Patches are available online and in select specialty running stores in Australia, Scandinavia, the UK, and USA and are manufactured in the USA by Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

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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).

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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.

Great Products are Built from Customer Relationships

Today I want to take a moment to talk about the importance of customer feedback. It’s a critical component of our success as a company and your satisfaction as a customer. We want to hear what you think so that we can continue providing unique and value-added products.

As a small product design, development and manufacturing company, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies sincerely invites customers to share feedback about our products and customer service. The very reason your reading the Inside Tamarack Blog today stems from our desire to share information and collaborate with potential and current customers – both healthcare professionals in our industries as well as consumers & patients who are doing their own research to find product solutions.

If you’re a healthcare professional, consumer or caregiver and would like to share feedback about Tamarack product, please reach out to us. We encourage comments on our Inside Tamarack Blog posts and invite you to email us your questions and feedback – or simply give us a call.

To share questions or feedback related to our products:

Email: or Call, Toll-Free: (866) 795-0057

Tamarack Flexure Joint®, Tamarack Variable Assist, Clevisphere, ShearBan®, ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches, GlideWear and GlideFree are products of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies

ENGO Blister Patch Field Test Review

We just learned of another great review of Tamarack’s foot blister prevention & relief product, ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches, and wanted to share it with our Blog readers.

Here’s an excerpt from the product review:

“It’s a simple idea but really does seem to work. I was able to wear my favourite sandals again and the [ENGO®] patches I applied about two months ago are still in place and working despite my wearing the sandals frequently – even in rain.”

Continue Reading the review of ENGO Blister Prevention Patches

A UK-based outdoor product review website, the team at, mentions that “the most important ‘qualification’ we all share is an absolute passion for the outdoors.” We surely appreciate the opportunity to have our blister care product reviewed by this team of outdoor gear experts and extend our thanks to everyone at for the review.

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An Effective Solution for Heel Blisters & Calluses

With all the blister care products available today, it can be daunting for consumers and healthcare professionals to navigate all the marketing literature and retail store shelves in search of a truly effective solution. From blister bandages to gel & foam patches and moleskin, the options for fixing blisters are seemingly endless.

When Tamarack Habilitation Technologies introduced ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches in 2004, the company focused on providing a truly long-lasting and effective blister product for athletes. What makes ENGO® unique, however, is the patented ultra-low friction material that allows human skin to glide smoothly over the surface without causing irritation, heat (caused by friction) and blisters. The same technology has been used on footwear and devices in the orthotic & prosthetic healthcare industry under the name ShearBan® since 1998.

Fix your footwear to fix your feet….

Customers of ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches know where their troubling blister spots are – typically the heel, ball of the foot or toes. And they understand that their activities don’t need to result in sore feet and unsightly blisters and calluses. ENGO® users aim to prevent blisters by patching the troublesome locations within their shoes – NOT on their feet.

Let us show you our approach to foot blister care. If you’re not satisfied that ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches are effective at preventing and relieving your blister pain, we’ll give your money back!

ENGO® Blister Prevention Patches are available from sports medicine suppliers & specialty athletic retailers across the U.S.A. and U.K. Locate a retailer near you or buy direct from the manufacturer at