Best purchase ever: Duane Reade Anti-Friction Stick

This is a big call, I know, but I think the Anti-Friction Stick I bought from Duane Reade might be the best thing I have purchased this trip (don’t worry, you come a close second Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag. You too, J Brand jeans).

What is an Anti-Friction Stick? Glad you asked (don’t worry, I heard you all the way from here). When one is on holidays, one does a lot of walking. And even when one is wearing their battered and old pink tartan Converse All Stars, one is prone to getting blisters. The Anti-Friction stick is like a giant lip balm that you smear all over the areas that get rubby (heels, toes etc) and it stops you getting blisters. Genius!

It smells faintly of tropical (pineapple, coconut and the like), is a tiny purse size, and can also be used on other body parts if you so desire. Although, really, after you have had it all over your stinky hooves, do you really want to rub it anywhere else?

It’s posing above with the little Yankees gnome they were giving out at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night. Cute, right?

Duane Reade Anti-Friction Stick – Duane Reade – $6.99

3 Responses to "Best purchase ever: Duane Reade Anti-Friction Stick"

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  1. Corinne Baird

    May 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Oh my goodness – does that really work?? It doesn’t get your shoes all gross? I always get blisters. it’s the worst – but this sounds amazing! I’ll have to look out for a version in Australia. And looking forward to seeing more of your other purchases 🙂

    Life Etc

  2. Elise @ Stuff That I Bought

    May 16, 2012 at 6:53 am

    It definitely works Corrine! It doesn’t really leave marks on your shoes, although I maybe wouldn’t use it with lovely satin ballet flats – works best with socks and then if your socks get a little dirty it doesn’t matter anyway. I have heard some people use Vaseline for this same purpose. I saw a band-aid brand anti friction stick a couple of days ago, so I’ll ask around with the brands when I get home.

  3. Elise @ Stuff That I Bought

    May 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    One thing I forgot to mention – if you put it on your toes, it’s going to screw up your pedicure. A small price to pay, in my opinion.

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