Foot Kinetics RunGoo
Great at preventing blisters, chafing, and hot spots…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $10
Great at preventing blisters, chafing, and hot spots for runners or hikers.
- Prevents chafing and blisters
- Feels a bit weird
I bought this product because I often get blisters between my toes when hiking and running long distances. I was training for a half marathon in the spring and had a hard time preventing blisters.
A friend of mine recommended this to me, which was recommended to her by a triathlete. It costs about 10 dollars for just 3 ounces. However, the tube seems to last awhile.
The cream itself has the consistency of whipped butter or crisco, which feels a bit odd, especially as it is recommended to apply liberally. According to the manufacturer, it contains both soft and hard waxes and lanolin. Despite how it feels, it stays on wet or dry feet and does do the job of preventing blisters and hot spots.
Most importantly, I wondered what my socks were going to be like at the end. But it washed out completely and left no residue or stain. I later discovered that the same company also makes HikeGoo. I can't imagine that they would be significantly different.
Previously, I had tried Body Glide, which does stay on when wet (I initially started using it to quickly remove my wetsuit in triathlon). However, I always found a slight unpleasant scent to Body Glide and don't always feel like it comes out of clothing as well. For blister prevention I preferred the RunGoo cream to the stick of the Body Glide for getting in the small spaces in between my toes.