Speaking on Off the Ball on Monday, Richie Hogan explained the cause of those blisters which he sustained during the All-Ireland semi-final between Kilkenny and Waterford.
Following his tweet of the above image after the game, there was plenty of speculation as to the cause of the torn skin. It turned out not to be new boots or the wrong boots but the type of sock which Hogan was wearing.
Believe it or not, I was wearing these special blister socks. I cut the top off my normal Kilkenny socks and rolled the top down over it. It actually made them twice as bad.
They were fairly raw there but they clear up in a couple of days.
It was his first time to wear the socks and also, it sounds like, his last.
Instead of 'blister socks' they should be called 'give me blister socks'. They're the worst things I've ever put on my feet.
Preventative action was taken due to the hard Croke Park surface, which Hogan says inevitably causes blisters.
Croke Park is very hard and no matter what you do, you're going to get blisters. I think most of the other fellas are the same.
In addition to discussing his feet, the Hurler of the Year also spoke about his hatred of the current Hurling Championship format.