A long day of trudging through the mountains can do a number on your feet. If you want to fend off foot blisters, a pair of wool dress socks can help. Photo by Daniel Walker.
Blisters are caused by friction, so to stop blisters you have to keep your skin from being rubbed raw. That's why Jordan Jones at ITS Tactical recommends donning a pair of wool dress socks before you put on your softer, cushier socks. The dress socks will stay tight against your skin, so any friction that happens will be between the two socks and not your foot. The wool will also wick away more of your foot sweat, and that can help reduce blistering as well. If you don't have any wool dress socks around, you can also try stocking socks or paper surgical tape.
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