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One advice I have not seen in all the answers here, walk more often in the same boots. Do regular day hikes in the same boots and go for the same kind of terrain (or a smaller version with at least some up and down on the same angle as your longer hikes) and keep your feet used to your boots rather than just adjusting your feet to the boots when you expect a ...


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Consider using a thin poly inner sock followed by a vapor barrier liner sock, followed by a thick wool or synthetic wool outer sock. Then put a super-gaiter over your boot. The VBL sock will prevent sweat from degrading the insulating capability of the outer wool sock. The super gaiter will provide water and wind protection, and add another insulating ...


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