No, I’m not referring to gambling while I’m in Vegas, although I did win 50¢ on a 5¢ bet at the El Cortez. Rather, I’m referring to my feet.
For the longest time, I’ve had a problem with my feet when I walked too far. Invariably I would start, and by the end of the day I’d have blisters on my littlest toes. Different sneakers, multiple socks, bandaids, moleskin — nothing worked. Until now.
Today, I walked from the Tropicana to Spring Hill Road (basically, Fashion Square/Treasure Island) and back. That’s about 5 miles. I did slightly less on Friday — from Tropicana to Caesars. Not a single blister. What did it? Two simple things: Injinji Toe Socks and Vibram Five Fingers shoes. The only thing sore are my heels, and that’s because the Vibrams have little padding. I’ll wear sneakers with toe socks tomorrow to give them a day of rest.
This confirms the test from ACSAC, where I wore the Vibrams and didn’t have a single blister.
We have a winner. I think I’m going to go out and get a third pair of Vibrams when I’m back in LA.