[Cdt-l] Neoprene socks
hikermiker at yahoo.com
Mon May 18 06:51:32 CDT 2015
I have tried Neoprene socks, too. I agree that they are too hot for continuous hiking. Thet fit too tight to keep taking them on & off.
I then thought they might be good in snow but still found them too hot. They make your foot hot & sweaty which leads to blisters.
They now reside in my sock drawer.
On Sun, 5/17/15, Matthew Edwards <iceaxehikes at gmail.com> wrote:
Subject: [Cdt-l] Neoprene socks
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015, 1:34 PM
I hiked with a person
named Socks, in fact.
She tried those neoprene socks for river and stream
She wore them a few times and then canned the idea.
They tend to be too hot and non-breathable to wear
So she had to put them on/take em off continuously.
And that was just in the few Sierra crossings per day.
I followed the Gila NB the length of the CDTS
There were many dozens of crossings per day.
In my opinion they would be more trouble than they are
The water was cold and i got chafed in other
places.. but my feet held up using thin wool toe socks
(injinji) with medium smartwool socks over them and mesh
Socks were ankle length and i changed them often.
You will get sand and grit in there.. swapping them tends to
keep the same grit from wearing on your feet in the same
But wet socks for the Gila was the rule.
Feet being feet.. your experience will no doubt
Some body glide for feet and crotch was helpful
Also slapping some alcohol sanitizer right on the chafe at
night seemed to take some of the sting away by morning.
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