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Having various long hiking experience I find the following seems to help reduce blistering: Toe socks .. big help. Stopping and changing socks OFTEN or as soon as tehre is any burn feeling. This is the biggest thing. As soon as you sense friction STOP and deal with it. Let feet cool and dry and change socks at least. Use Band Aid blister pads. ...
Most insoles are either sized to fit, or cut to fit in your shoes, if your insoles don't fit right then you should probably buy new ones. But first I would question whether or not your new boots are the proper fit. If your insoles are slipping, chances are that you have more room in your shoes than you need, and your foot might slide around with or without ...
If you are hiking in warm weather and want to keep things more light and airy, trail running gaiters (such as these) are light and breathable and will protect from sand and pebbles specifically.
Cut a pair of socks in half! Cut across about two inches above where the toes would be. Then slide these over the top of your boots. Works for me! :)
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