Heels and flats are super cute, but super painful...until now.

Let's stop playing around here: I love shoes. Boots, sneakers, flats, sandals, and of course, heels. But man, do the flats and heels kill me. There's nothing worse than the feeling of a new pair of shoes rubbing (read: abusing) the backs of your heels.

I've had shoes destroy the backs of my heels countless times. I have blood stains on some of my favorite shoes because they've absolutely demolished the backs of my heels. But after 23 years of suffering through the pain, I finally found the best way to prevent blisters on the backs of your heels from shoes.

I know what you're thinking, "Taylor, just wear a band-aid like the rest of us." I've tried that numerous times, it doesn't work the same. You slap a bandaid on the backs of your heels and maybe 400 steps later, that band-aid is messed up. It also doesn't look good.

I've tried putting lotion on my feet as a barrier between the skin and the shoe, that only helps in the slightest. Not enough to fully prevent a blister. I've even tried spraying hairspray on the backs of my heels...still didn't do what I needed it to.

But on Monday, September 17, 2018, I discovered the absolute best way to prevent blisters on your feels from shoes. Band-Aid brand makes a product specifically designed for blisters now. It's called the 'Hydro Seal Blister Heels'. This ovular shaped bandage is close to clear in color and has extra padding, something that the average band-aid lacks. You put it on just like a band-aid, stretching the material over your heels. The Hydro Seal forms a legitimate seal on the back of your heel, so your shoes won't push up the bandage.

Taylor Dickson

As of now, I have been wearing my pointed toe flats that normally massacre my feet for 9 hours. My heels are completely blister free, whereas if I didn't have anything on the backs of my heels, my feet would be covered in blood and heels would have blisters the size of quarters. Even with a regular band-aid, I would get a tiny blister.

I purchased the Band-Aid Hydro Seal Blister Heels from Walgreens, but I'm sure you can find them at any drug store or supermarket. They go for roughly $3.99.