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[pct-l] Blister prevention

> The tried and true method that was discovered, tested and proven on
> of feet is to use polyester dress socks (the slicker the better) inside
> good wool or other hiking socks. You have to lace your boots tight to
> your feet from slipping around, but the dress sock takes the friction --
> your skin. Hot spots are significantly reduced and you can keep your feet
> lot cleaner and make your outer hiking socks go longer between cleanings
> -- always a good thing.

You should know that your tried and true method of slick inner socks does
not work for me .  different slick socks and different lacing systems made
no difference. I have been using different methods and every kind of shoe
and boots for 35 years on various terrain( and probably lots more miles)  I
got more blisters from this method than any other out there.  Some people
have what is called "hypermobile feet", if you also have flat feet ,

One thing you learn from the book "fixing your feet", is that what works so
well for one person may not work for another, and may not work next year.
And what works for 9 out of 10 people on a forced march in the army may not
work for the tenth person or for cross country sidehilling or boulder
hopping for a whole day. The most important thing is to keep an open mind
and keep experimenting until you find something that does work. And don't
wait until you do the first 100 miles of the PCT to find out, or you will
spent a week in Warner Springs nursing your bloody feet.( And probably
another week in Big Bear with bad knees or shin splints)