[pct-l] Does foot size increase on long hike...and how much?

Scott Williams baidarker at gmail.com
Sat Jan 3 14:42:16 CST 2015

It seems like there are more discarded fairly new shoes in the first few
hundred miles of the PCT than the rest of the trail put together.  I've met
many people in that first stretch who have outgrown their shoes that fast
and are suffering from blisters and just plain foot pain from the
constriction of their newly expanding feet.


On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 10:57 AM, Scott Bryce <sbryce at scottbryce.com> wrote:

> On 1/2/2015 7:43 PM, Michael Murray wrote:
>> I am shopping for footwear for my future PCT hike.  I read in “Trail
>> Life” by Ray Jardine that we can expect our foot size to increase 1
>> to 2 ½ sizes during an extended hike.  Thus, he recommends getting
>> shoe sizes that correspond to this anticipated increase.
> I only hiked the first 154 miles, but I gained 1 1/2 shoe sizes on my
> hike. I went from a size 10.5 to a size 12. When I started out, my shoes
> were comfortable, By Warner Springs they were tight and causing problems.
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