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    What do you wear on your feet?

    I by no means spend my life in the mountains or hills for what it's worth,but it seems like ever time I make it out west for a hunt I end up with blisters on my heels ,balls of my feet and sometimes the tops of my feet. Most of my hunting is in early season with a muzzleloader so it has always been warmer. I've tried different boots, different socks, but nothing so far has seemed to work.


    So.....what's everyone wear and how does it work for you?

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    I have bad feet. The best I have done on my own is with lace-to-toe style boots like Kayland Vertigo Highs and Danner Canadians. That has worked out well, because I could get good heel lock with different ways of lacing.

    However, the best money I have spent lately was on Hanwag Mountain Lights with the full Gold Package treatment from Lathrop and Sons. I took the pictures, and traced my feet, and Steven got me all set up. I haven't even had a hot spot in those boots. Awesome. I still tie them to lock the heel, and let the toes wiggle freely though.

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    How about socks? Is there anything to them...I've heard some say to wear a liner sock with another sock over it and then change every couple hours to ensure your feet stay dry.

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    I got a pair of Danner Pronghorns from Lathrop and Sons, and got the Synergy footbeds to go with them and my feet have never felt better. I wear a pair of merino wool socks and lace them up according to what Lathrop and Sons recommended and have not had a problem with hot spots or sore feet since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RUTTIN View Post
    I got a pair of Danner Pronghorns from Lathrop and Sons, and got the Synergy footbeds to go with them and my feet have never felt better. I wear a pair of merino wool socks and lace them up according to what Lathrop and Sons recommended and have not had a problem with hot spots or sore feet since.
    I have the same setup. I like smartwool socks, I change them out after a hard hike, and take my boots off to let them dry, when given the opportunity. I made sure to break them in slowly, and have never had a problem with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Work2hunt View Post
    How about socks? Is there anything to them...I've heard some say to wear a liner sock with another sock over it and then change every couple hours to ensure your feet stay dry.
    I wear liners with light wool socks. No particular brand preference. Walking around your feet are going to sweat whether its 100 degrees or -50, getting that sweat wicked away from your skin prevents a lot of problems.

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    Same here... I wear Cabelas liners and I actually like REI's brand of wool socks.

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    No liner here. Smartwool or Darn Tough socks.

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    I thought Guy did a nice 5 part video segment on the subject. Foot care has some important factors to think about to help keep us going up and down the trails and mountains. Proper fit, socks, insoles, moisture control, and blister prevention are all good to plan for. I'm kind of a visual kind of person so I'll post what I saw below that Guy posted about a year ago. Some good insight for sure. I kind of like Smart Wool socks as far as socks go. I like a Merino Wool Lycra blend too made by Lorpen, light hiker. One thing I think really helps me is making sure to keep an extra pair on hand. Dry socks really helps my feet out at least.

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