- How to avoid blisters in hiking boots?
Feet :Taking care of your feet while walking or hiking in the mountains Blisters are often caused by moisture from perspiration. It’s like getting out of the bath and looking at your feet. When your skin is soft, wrinkled and sensitive, the ideal conditions for blisters to form are present. So protect your feet and maintain your shoes
Steep ascents and descents and carrying a heavy pack can also increase the risk of blisters. This is because it increases the friction and rubbing inside your shoes.
Sweating is a normal function of the skin that allows it to cool down in case of excessive heat through evaporation. Sweating is a normal function of the skin and remains an excellent sign on the feet: the skin “breathes” and evacuates sweat from the skin surface.
But, it is
still necessary to be able to absorb it from the skin without creating skin conflicts between the foot and the inside of the shoe
Sock : Its function is fundamental: It must
– Wrap the foot without creating folds or points of compression. Protect the areas of contact of the foot with the shoe (plantar bed and toe box).
Designed in a material that can evacuate sweat towards the outside of the foot (loop whose microscopic fibers look like pipes). Often a mixture of synthetic fibers and wool
-Dry very quickly
COTTON “sports” socks should be avoided, even for a one-hour walk: they retain moisture in contact with the foot and do not allow it to evaporate. Cotton soaked in sweat will promote the formation of folds, which is the beginning of the formation of the blister
-Moisturize your feet
Before going on a hike, follow this ritual: Apply a moisturizing cream to your feet, between your toes, and put on your clean and dry hiking socks.
When you return from the hike, remember to moisturize your feet after the effort. They will thank you forever….