foot care for hiking

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Your foot is a mechanical marvel consisting of a structure of 52 separate bones, tendons, and muscles together forming a small, flexible but strong platform. It is capable of keeping us balanced and moving even under heavy loads and uneven terrains. In this section, we will look at ways to train your feet and how to deal with the common ailments that trouble them. We pay special attention to Foot Blisters which are the number one common foot ailment in Hiking.

>> Prepare & Train your Feet for Hiking

>> Common Walking Disorders

>> Blisters – Prevention & Treatment

>> Hiking Socks

>> Hiking Boot Buying Guide

Feet & Foot Care for Hiking – abc-of-hiking.com

One Reply to “foot care for hiking”

  1. The most important advice I could give is to take off your hiking boots during breaks so your feet can dry out. Wet feet is a major cause of blisters. If I get a blister I usually pop them using a needle. It is usually recommended against but I just want the pain to go away instead of having to deal with moleskin. However, a popped blister can get infected if you are not careful so make sure to keep it clean.

    Make sure to wear a hiking boot or shoe that has good breathability like the Mens Vasque Breeze GTX Hiking Boot which will help to keep blisters at bay.

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