Firm Footing "To avoid blisters during a hike, spray some antiperspirant on your ankles and heels just before setting out. It works just as it does under your arms-it prevents sweat, which, when combined with friction, is what usually causes the painful sores. It may sound odd, but I swear it really helps!" —Rebecca Blevens, Decatur, Ga. Budget Travel Friday, Apr 4, 2008, 9:00 AM Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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"To avoid blisters during a hike, spray some antiperspirant on your ankles and heels just before setting out. It works just as it does under your arms-it prevents sweat, which, when combined with friction, is what usually causes the painful sores. It may sound odd, but I swear it really helps!" —Rebecca Blevens, Decatur, Ga.

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