Many people wonder that: Why soldiers often buy tampons every time they operate? This article will give you the answer to this question.
Soldier shoe soles are often molded from rubber because rubber is durable impermeable and easy to make. However, since being made of rubber, it is so hard and smooth to cause wounds on the hepatic and the edge of the foot, if the army operates on a long distance continuously. The way of soldiers marching is often arranged logically in about 20 to 25 km/day. At the end of each operation, they are always arranged to soak their foot in a hot dilute salt pot to protect the foot from the peeling of the skin and blistering feet.
They have to carry heavy luggage, climb and down sloping mountain, and run so the foot blistering and peeling skin on the feet are unavoidable until the corn on a sole of foot appears. Currently, before each remote operation, soldiers often buy women’s tampons for lining shoes, this is the experience passed by the previous class of soldier to the next soldier, which can be seen as “folklore” of only soldiers.
Why do they use tampons but any other kind of accessories? Simply because this “specialized” accessory is slim but pretty tight and highly hygroscopic so it can absorb the sweat of foot and reduce the hardness of the rubber soles.
During the process of operational training or marching, soldiers regularly trained very hard because they have to carry a lot of heavy military belongings and personal belongings (every soldier carry at least 25 kg, some of them are assigned to carry a lot more weapons)
Operations are often long distance (the central unit annually moved from 300 to 500, 600 km); marches time can reach to months which make the soldiers tired. Many of them get trouble with the foot such as painfully distended leg, uncomfortable blistering. However, they are not allowed to interrupt the operation until they get the last destination. Facing the risk of being an infection and suffering from more pain, they just have to continue going.
-Tampons help shoes more smooth; a fitting tampon will embrace the legs to avoid creating friction causes hot foot, leading to blistering.
-Tampons have the ability of quick moisture absorption features; it always dries foot and also reduces the phenomenon of bulging the foot and creates a feeling of comfort for the user.
-Easy to buy, replace and use. You can buy it every store along the country. It does not take too much money so do not worry about the financial situation. No matter you are in which class in the society, you can easily have one. Replacing one by another is extremely convenient because pieces of tampons are designed at the similar size to the shoe insoles. It is light so easy to bring, convenient to use when the soldier has a long journey. They just have to open it and install it into the insoles; when it is no longer useable, take it out, wrap it and throw it in any public wastebasket on the marching way.
– Reduce the phenomenon of bulging the legs, leg ulcers. Moreover, it is considered as a soft shelve supporting the foot in supporting the heaviness of the whole body.
No one knows who invented that method and perhaps tampon producers will never think about this side function of the tampons they are producing every day. It helps a lot to the feet of marching soldiers on long distance training. This is also a “great initiative” of the soldier (peacetime soldiers) because of it useful and efficient.