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Re: Wifes Boots and Blisters
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2020, 07:23:41 PM »


And if she get sore at end of day soak in espionage salts for 30 minutes. Ahhhhh

And if spies steal your espionage salts, you can also use espom salt.

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Re: Wifes Boots and Blisters
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2020, 09:45:07 AM »
2 pairs of socks liner pair first,even with wet boots I don't get blisters.

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Re: Wifes Boots and Blisters
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2020, 09:52:23 AM »
Leukotape, you can find it on amazon. Pre-tape before you go. Expect to leave it on for a few days. Stuffs amazing.

This. I got hot spots on my heels for a while and would put a little piece of this on there and problem was solved
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Re: Wifes Boots and Blisters
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2020, 10:08:48 AM »
I usually take a pair of wool socks and wet them down then wear the boots around town for a day or two to break them in. Then do the lacing trick. I lock lace to keep the heel from sliding around. Wet socks feel horrible but it works for me so I keep doing it.
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Re: Wifes Boots and Blisters
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2020, 10:40:51 AM »
Are they new? I like the lacing instruction and the tape and socks ideas. If the boots are new and stiff, it may take a while to break them in. I break in stiff new leather boots by filling the boot with warm water, letting them soak for a little while, put on thick socks and walk in them until the boot is dry. It'll help form the boot to the foot.
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Re: Wifes Boots and Blisters
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2020, 10:51:16 AM »
Leukotape, you can find it on amazon. Pre-tape before you go. Expect to leave it on for a few days. Stuffs amazing.

This. I got hot spots on my heels for a while and would put a little piece of this on there and problem was solved

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Proper fit
Proper break in
Proper sock
Proper lacing
Re-tighten lacing as needed
Then Leukotape if needed.


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Re: Wifes Boots and Blisters
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2020, 10:53:48 AM »
I have tested A LOT of boots. One motto I live by is that you must break your feet in as well as the boot. You have to get your feet broken in by wearing your boots on short adventures or even to work. Once you have calluses you should be good. Problem I find for ladies is that they don't want to have those big ugly patches of tough skin on their feet. So, what are you to do?

Here are a few things my wife does to keep her feet blister free, well mostly blister free.

1) Duct Tape on the heal.
2) K-Tape on the heal.
3) Thin liner socks within a thicker hiking sock.
4) Develop and maintain a good callus. No lotion or pumice stone. Think Cody Lundin!   
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Re: Wifes Boots and Blisters
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2020, 11:10:48 AM »
Leukotape, you can find it on amazon. Pre-tape before you go. Expect to leave it on for a few days. Stuffs amazing.

Second this

Also, liner sock and merino over sock.  I use Kenetrek's liners and canada socks, even in hot temps.

If you do this, i would be willing to bet her foot issues will be eliminated.

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Re: Wifes Boots and Blisters
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2020, 05:59:32 PM »
You might be using too heavy of a boot for your application. Go lite they’re more flexible and you should have less break in time. Once again don’t get too much boot for what you’re doing
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Re: Wifes Boots and Blisters
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2020, 11:39:15 AM »
Leukotape, you can find it on amazon. Pre-tape before you go. Expect to leave it on for a few days. Stuffs amazing.
Best advice given. Second best piece of advice is the non heel slip video posted above. Both eliminate 95% of foot problems hunters/hikers face.

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Re: Wifes Boots and Blisters
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2020, 10:06:56 PM »
I had this same issue. Hard to break in anything, because everything blistered my heels. I bought a pair of La Sportiva low hikers. I laced with the special ankle lock lacing, darn tough socks and was good to go. No issues ever. I wear Danner pronghorns for hunting and darn tough socks, sometimes two pair.
I know the pain and frustration. I hope she finds the best set up for her.

 


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