Those sticky things you put on yourself when the skin is torn, blistered, grazed or cut. Or just for some sympathy.
This is my review on plasters. Not so strange if you’re donning a pair of ex-army boots this summer that you only dig out for festivals. Actually this review could be quite useful for all manners of new footwear.
Yes this isn’t the sort of review you’d probably find in normal people’s websites, but it will be useful for people heading to Glastonbury, or indeed any other festival where you have to walk for miles every day. Or indeed anyone who likes hiking, rock climbing or skipping.
It isn’t an extensive review, but I went running the other day for the first time in exactly a year. (I do this before Glastonbury every time in an attempt to lose weight in case it is hot enough for little clothes (usually matching pink bra and tutu)) However I wore the same trainers as last year, which I have worn every day as slippers since; and thus got massive blisters on the soles of my feet. The following day I wore my most cushioned pair of shoes, which proceeded to give me blisters on the side of my ankles; so the day after that I wore flip flops, which gave me blisters on the top of my feet. Not good when heading for a festival where you walk 3 miles carrying everything on your back between the car and chosen campsite.
So during those few days I have been wearing plasters and the review is thus: Sainsbury’s waterproof plasters are completely and utterly shite. Do not ever bother buying these; they have absolutely no sticking power and have begun falling off on one side before you’ve finished peeling off the backing on the other side. Boots fabric plasters are slightly better. They will probably be ok on cuts on the skin that get little or no friction; such as the face. Sainsbury’s fabric plasters have triumphed. Very stretchy and flexible fabric and sticky and sturdy enough to survive even the rubbiest of rubby shoes. I recommend these plasters highly. And they are not too sticky so that the pain factor when peeling off again is actually relatively low (relative to the tape they put over cotton wool after blood tests). Just right!
Oh yeah, also, from past experience, those Barbie waterproof plasters are rubbish too.