Run Goo Review and Giveaway

Run Goo

Every once in a while I stumble across a product that I feel the need to share. This is one of them. I typically do not get blisters unless I buy a pair of shoes that do not agree with me. Since I’ve found Brooks sneakers, incurring blisters while running hasn’t happened in a long time, knock on wood. But I do get raw spots especially when I change my socks up. I like running in toe socks. I do get blister-like calluses on the undersides of my toes and I have found that toe socks prevent that. But, occasionally I like to wear compression socks, especially during long runs and in fall and spring when my calves could use a little warmth.

But I find that my feet can get raw in those compression socks. No doubt it has to do with the thinner material and the fact that your foot tends to slide more inside the sock. Also, sweat becomes a factor. The more you sweat in a sock, the better your chances of developing that blister.

What I love about Run Goo by Foot Kinetics is that it prevents the sweat. It really does! When you take your socks off after a long run, your feet are dry. Not only that, but they are soft and supple, like you just had a pedicure. It also works as an insulation of sorts. I notice that running outdoors in the colder weather that my feel seem warmer. This is a plus!

The “goo” kind of reminds me of Desitin Ointment. It is a white, thick, soft paste…much like zinc oxide in texture. It comes out of a plastic tube through a special applicator lid that allows the goo to spread evenly over the sole of your foot. I found it a little bit more challenging to work around your toes, but you can easily use your fingers and hands to do that. You just leave that layer on your feet before putting your socks on over your treated rough spots. I also found it very useful on the backs of my heel/ankle where my skin rubs on my many winter layers. This usually isn’t an issue in the summer, but in the winter, it does tend to get chaffed there.

Here is what the folks at Foot Kinetics say about their Run Goo.

How Foot Goo Works

How Run Goo Works

The simple answer is that our barrier creams stick around much longer than any other blister prevention or anti-chafe product on the market.  They contain a high percentage of specialty hard waxes.  These waxes are blended into the emulsion and make it persistent….make it stick around all day to provide a protective layer that reduces rubbing, friction, calluses and blisters.  Most other anti-chafe and blister prevention products are dimethicone-based.  They are OK for thighs and chest but are too thin to stand up in the harsh environment of a shoe and you can’t apply enough to last all day. There is so much hard wax in the HikeGoo, RunGoo, and WalkGoo emulsions, that if they cool down from the temperature that they are created without special processing, they become a hard lump in the tube that will not come out of the half inch tube opening!  What we were able to figure out that nobody else has, is how to adjust the rheology (deformation and flow) of the product so that it can flow out of a tube. The other key to our product’s success in lasting over an entire day is that the balance of lanolin alcohol in the emulsion is such that it absorbs water or excess sweat and makes the emulsion “slipperier”.  So we take the ever-present moisture at the skin-sock interface that usually contributes to blister formation, and integrate it into our products and actually make them better…slipperier. And the beauty of the persistent emulsion is that all the while it is preventing blisters, it is also moisturizing your you can have blister prevention AND healthy feet.

And not only do they make Run Goo, but the have a formula for walkers, hikers and dry, cracked feet in general.

Foot Kinetic Product Line

Foot Kinetic Product Line


HikeGoo™, RunGoo™WalkGoo™, and SilkStep™ foot creams are good for feet because they prevent blisters and provide moisturization.   All of our products help avoid foot problems by forming a friction-free layer between the skin and sock.  This protective layer reduces rubbing and friction and so relieves a variety of foot problems including blisters, callus formation, soft tissue bruising, and sore feet. Each formulation is different and contains a balance of hard wax, lanolin, and natural vegetable waxes to moisturize and protect feet from abrasion and foot fatigue.

Each of our protective foot creams is formulated for specific activities and footwear.  The relative percentage of hard vs soft waxes in each product’s formulation enables it to perform optimally for that activity.  The more hard wax, the longer the product stays on the skin’s surface and the slower it absorbs.  HikeGoo has the most hard wax and will last in the harsh environment of a boot on an all-day climb.  The higher percentage of soft waxes in the foot cream, the greater absorption and dry skin moisturization.  SilkStep has the most soft waxes and is optimized for moisturization.

Rather than repelling moisture or attempting to block sweat, our unique formulations actually absorb sweat and moisture to become even more effective in reducing friction between the skin and sock.  This is why they are highly effective in both dry and wet conditions to protect feet from blisters, callus formation, and skin damage.

What runner doesn’t want softer, nicer looking, better feeling, blister free feet? Certainly every one that I’ve ever met! And I can tell you that this runner does, too!

How would YOU like to try Run Goo? We are going to pick ONE winner EACH week for ONE month! Just enter this Rafflecopter giveaway and get automatically entered! Good luck!

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12 Responses to Run Goo Review and Giveaway

  1. Kelly Causey says:

    Would love to try this!

  2. Lindsay M. says:

    I usually use this powder that you put in your socks.

  3. Tami says:

    I usually use Body Glide or thick lotion on areas where I know I will get blisters

  4. Tami says:

    I use Body Glide or think lotion

  5. Rachel T says:

    I occasionally get blisters on very long runs, I use Run Guard to attempt to prevent them.

  6. Bianca says:

    Would love to try this!!

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I usually just soak my feet

  8. David Burns says:

    Would like to try this

  9. rhonda grimes says:

    I don’t get blisters a lot, but when I do, it’s because I was stupid enough to wear cotton socks on a long run!! Wearing the correct socks has been key for me, but I’d love to try this stuff… should totally pick me because it’s my birthday month 😉

  10. obento by says:

    would love to try this for heel blisters

  11. Jen says:

    I get toe blisters and have yet to find the answer!

  12. I get blisters from time to time–less in the winter than the summer, for some reason.

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