I originally posted this question yesterday on another forum and Barefoot TJ suggested I also post it here to see what the Docs say. Questions: --What is the proper way to treat blisters? --Should I prick with a pin and drain, or just leave them alone? Background: I am still a beginner. I've been going barefoot as much as possible (80-90% of the time) for the last month or two and started running barefoot a few weeks ago. I have hardly any arch to my feet. Today I walked an hour (briskly and barefoot, mostly on paved surfaces) with my hubby and did some short running intervals too, (about 8 runs of only 60-90 second spurts). Now I have a few blisters, both on my left foot. One is on the pad of my toe (the little piggy right between the one that had roast beef and the one that cried "Whee, whee, whee!" Ya' know, it's the piggy that had none.) Another blister is long (about 2 inches) and narrow running along the outside edge of the heel-pad of my left foot (not on the back of the heel, but along the left side below the ankle bone.) I am thinking that this one may have come from the walking, or as a reactionary repositioning due to the fact that I could feel the blister coming up on my toe again--I got one there the last time I ran barefoot. I am very consciously trying to NOT heel strike as I run. More Questions: --This blister on my heel is not up at the surface with a thin layer of skin on top but rather, it is below all the thick skin I have worked so hard to build up on the pads of my feet. Does this mean that I am going to lose some of that hard-earned protective skin? --Why might I be getting blistered on the pad of my next to last toe on my left foot? Any suggestions on something I am doing wrong that would make this happen? --Do I need to wait until the blisters heal before I run again?