[pct-l] shoe size
Jim & Jane Moody
moodyjj at comcast.net
Fri Oct 14 19:17:36 CDT 2011
Another strategy you might try is toe socks. Regular socks on the AT - blisters. Toe socks and a thin calf-high oversock on the PCT - no blisters.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie McDonnell" <yogihikes at gmail.com>
To: "carol bruno" <carolwbruno at yahoo.com>
Cc: pct-l at backcountry.net
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2011 2:06:46 PM
Subject: Re: [pct-l] shoe size
The large toe box on men's shoes will really help the toe blisters. Also,
be sure to clean your toes often (perhaps at every break). I think people
forget that sweat will make your skin sticky - including your toes.
Cleaning the dirt/sweat from my toes helps to prevent the between-the-toe
On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 1:03 PM, carol bruno <carolwbruno at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks Jackie; that is good to know. Maybe I will get over my delusion
> about still being a size 6.5 and finally choose some sensible hiking shoes
> that will accommodate my toe area, which always ends up blistered during a
> section hike.
> *From:* Jackie McDonnell <yogihikes at gmail.com>
> *To:* carol bruno <carolwbruno at yahoo.com>
> *Cc:* "pct-l at backcountry.net" <pct-l at backcountry.net>
> *Sent:* Friday, October 14, 2011 10:14 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [pct-l] shoe size
> The shoe size increase has been permanent for me - but then I haven't
> stopped hiking. I went up from a women's 9 - 9.5 to a 10. While hiking, I
> wear men's size 10, which is even larger than the women's size 10. I find
> that the larger size men's shoe drastically reduces blisters, plus men's
> shoes have a much wider toe box.
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 12:05 PM, carol bruno <carolwbruno at yahoo.com>wrote:
> I was wondering if this was typical. Since I began section hiking several
> years ago, I have gone from a 6.5 shoe size to size 8. This is not just
> when hiking and my feet are swollen. So, now when I by shoes to hike in,
> they have to be a 9 or 9.5 instead of the 7.5 or 8 that I used to buy. Will
> I eventually be wearing bozo the clown shoes? Has anyone experienced this
> increase in shoe size after taking up backpacking as a sport. I thought I
> had read something about it before on the PCT-L, but can't remember if it
> was a permanent increase in shoe size.
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