Turns out your mom was right: sometimes you have to choose comfort over looks. But thanks to a whole bunch of products and do-it-yourself methods, most of the time, you can wear those cute, warm-weather-appropriate shoes without suffering.

Blisters are caused by friction, so the key is to prevent your shoes from rubbing against your feet. Moisture-wicking socks are used by athletes to prevent blisters from forming, but unfortunately, socks and sandals just don't mix (unless the Clark Griswold look is something you're going for). While it's practically impossible to keep your shoes from touching your skin, you can follow a few different methods to create a thin barrier between you and your sandals. So bust out the espadrilles and huaraches, because it's time to get blister-free this Summer. Get the details when you read more.