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Hiking Socks

Discussion in 'Attire' started by 2sweed, May 5, 2018.

  1. 2sweed

    2sweed Natural Camper Staff Member

    On my recent hike at the Kinzua Bridge, near Mt Jewett, Pa., I wore good quality hiking shoes and for the first time a pair of Yuedge Anti-Blister crew socks. As I told you all in my story the steep incline hurt my toes terribly and I had expected to have bruised toes at the end of my hike. At first I debated as whether to continue or turn back as the pain was so bad, but decided to do it anyway as this was the last time I would ever attempt anything this hard.

    These socks gave my feet extra support and cushioning and prevented injury to my toes. I found them to mold well to my foot and did not allow slippage in my shoes and prevented blisters. Also even though they are crew socks the upper part of socks is not real tight so it allows for people who's legs might swell a bit and they stay up without sliding down. Wash well and do not shrink.

    While this is sort of a review I wanted to ask what brand of hiking socks do you use and why? And how well do they perform?

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  2. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    ...I was waiting for others to jump in.

    Anyway - last September I took a short hike with a group. As we got into the hike I felt that my boots weren't quite right. I got this severe pain in my right big toe. I thought to myself this is a short trip and I should be okay. WRONG! When I got back to base camp my toe was screaming sore with red blisters under the nail. It took me the better part of six months to heal. What went wrong? I had the wrong boots for the terrain that I was hiking in. I can certainly identify with the steep incline you experienced. How could I have been so foolish? Well, even the pros manage to screw up on occasion.

    And what do socks have to do with the situation? Plenty!

    Wool is the most popular hiking sock material and the one that our footwear specialists recommend above all others. There are several companies that produce wool socks with prices starting at thirteen dollars. I'm not particularly concerned about the brand as I am about the quality and functionality. Since Camping Babble crosses numerous boarders one would need to check the wares in one's home town.

    upload_2018-5-12_21-38-46.jpeg These dudes start at $83.72 Canadian


    upload_2018-5-12_21-42-35.jpeg Try these. For the small fee of $100.65 Canadian.

     
  3. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    I always wear a good quality sock when I hike, but those are a little beyond what I need. Would the wool ones be a little hot on the feet? Around here in the south, we wear more cotton clothing.

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  4. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    ...never fear - the manufacturers of socks have every detail covered for every person, situation and circumstance all for a small fee.

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  5. rz3300

    rz3300 Explorer

    This might be the most underrated thing ever as far as I am concerned. It is one of those things that I can remind myself of a thousand times and I still always seem to forget how important they are. I will certainly be looking into more of these.
     
  6. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Pathfinder

    This is the first time that I've heard of anti-blister socks. I guess that is good for hiking especially if there are ascents in the trek that you will exert effort from your foothold. I had experienced blisters on my toes not really in hiking but when we toured Hongkong. When we went back to the hotel, my small toes on both feet were sore that I had difficulty walking. And the doctor said that it was due to the socks which did not fit well my feet. And after a few days when we came home, the toenails fell off.
     
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