7 Best Hiking Socks To Avoid Blisters
Updated on: March 2023
Best Hiking Socks To Avoid Blisters in 2023
ArmaSkin Extreme Anti-Blister Hiking Crew Socks for Men and Women (Large, Black)
- DO NOT USE GLIDE or other anti-blister gels or powders on your feet with ArmaSkin as the two are not compatible and will likely cause more blisters.
- STRETCHES to fit your exact contours [Made with 87% Polyester, 16% Spandex, 5% Silicone] -- Smooth outer fabric absorbs any friction created by foot movement within the shoe Preventing Blisters. Seams on outside of sock to minimize foot irritation.
- MOISTURE AND ODOR CONTROL -- Si Fusion Hydrophobic inner layer pushes moisture to outer layer keeping skin dry. Bacteria Static so the liner socks can be worn for prolonged periods of time for hiking, running, marathons and other outdoor adventures without smelling up the place.
- Large Fits: Mens Shoe Size 10.5 to 13 and Womens size 12+
- PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION BEFORE BUYING ArmaSkin socks are designed to be worn directly against the skin, under normal hiking or running socks (you will be wearing 2 pairs of socks). They are engineered like a wetsuit to fit and protect your feet Do not pull them on, instead roll them up your foot with the sticky side inward. Correct size should fit very snug and not move around on your foot. If your size falls between ranges, select the larger size unless you have a narrow foot.
SWOLF Hiking Socks Women, Cotton Moisture Wicking Cushion Anti Blisters Trekking Socks - Outdoor Sports Crew Socks
X31 Sports Work Boot Socks Soft Padded, Moisture Wicking, Blister Prevention (Black, Large)
- OUTDOOR TESTED IN HEAT AND COLD: Tough Elite socks performed amazing as Hiking Boot Socks on the snow trails in Big Sky Country; Construction Boot Socks in the Southwest; as Football socks and Basketball socks or Lacrosse Socks in the Arizona heat
- TACTICAL DESIGN TO REDUCE FOOT PAIN: Padded foot sole; Arch Compression; Anti Blister Achilles; Designed to reduce foot pain when worn as Military boot socks or Work boot socks
- NO MORE SMELLY FEET: Lightweight Moisture Wicking leg with quick dry tech; Soft Heavy duty knit construction regulates foot temperature; Comfortable Mid calf cuff length so socks stay up;
- SUPERIOR TO COTTON (NYLON6 BLEND): We all know cotton socks suck! Cotton is moisture-absorbent (not wicking); Cotton soaks up sweat keeping it against your skin. Cotton is less durable. Avoid cheap cotton socks and your feet will thank you!
- JACK OF ALL TRADES: Mens or Womens; Variety of Different Colors; Grey Black Red White; Wide range of Sizes from Boys Youth (Big kids size 3.5) to Mens Large size 16
Pelisy 4 Pairs Hiking Athletic Socks Cushioned Performance Quarter Crew Walking Socks Blue
- Material - Cotton 75%, Polyester 22%, Spandex 3%
- Bottom thickened towel bottom socks, high density, high elasticity, can ease the impact, reduce friction, effectively protect your feet from the blisters, while providing shock absorption and durability
- Excellent elasticity: Elasticized arch brace, good flexibility, to avoid the rotation of the sock during the movement, elastic ribbed cuffs, not tight or loose, durable and comfortable.
- The athletic cushioned quarter socks are moisture wicking, blister resistance, anti-bacterial, ventilation and odor resistance ideal for trekking, walking, running, camping, hiking, skiing and cycling etc outdoor activities.
- Include: 4 pairs of hiking socks
ALEADER Women's Stylish Quick Drying Water Shoes Gray 7 D(M) US
- Breathable and durable air mesh upper allow the foot to breathe
- Solyte midsole provides an exceptionally lightweight midsole with excellent bounce-back and durability
- Water Drain outsole provides exceptional traction in wet and slippery conditions
- ComforDry sockliner provides the optimum cushioning performance that creates a cooler, drier and healthier shoe environment.
- Open mesh on the upper and hole on the sole provides for superior breathability and quick drying
Merrell Siren Edge Women 8.5 Aluminum
- Breathable mesh lining
- EVA contoured footbed
- Merrell Air Cushion comfort technology
- Nylon Arch Shank
- Bellows tongue to keep out debris
KONY Womens Hiking Trekking Socks, 5 Pack Cotton Full Cushioned Moisture Wicking Outdoor Crew Socks, Size 6-8.5 (Mix-1, Medium)
General Hiking Tips and Safety
In this article I go over the various important essentials and safety precautions for planning a weekend or four day hiking trip.
Water is very important. Nutrient water might help combat dehydration and fatigue. As a rule, though, it is important to pack light. Dried foods and peanuts are good foods to pack. You will definitely need an emergency kit, flashlights, fire starters, and proper insulation such as rain gear and garbage bags. You will need a compass and a map, warm layers of clothing in case of rain, cold, and hypothermia. Cotton is not suitable, but nylon and synthetic fleece are. Make your backpack as light as possible, it can be incredibly straining after some time. Make sure you can manage the hike that you are planning.
The main problems I ran into when I was hiking the Appalachian trail once for a four day trip was exposure to cold climates in the fall, rain, blisters, and food that was not enriched enough to keep my energy high. Make sure you have the right clothes for cold and rainy weather, especially in the Fall and Winter. Wear long wool socks and use good hiking boots. And make sure you drink plenty of water. I had extreme fatigue at some points when the hiking seemed to be endless. Another time of hiking I found we had packed too much food, there was also a bear that got into another camp's food which was hanging from too low a tree branch.
Never leave the food in your tent! The bear can smell the food and could get into your tent. Try hanging the food 10 feet off the ground on and 4 feet away from the tree trunk. If the bear enters your campsite, throw rocks (not at the bear) and bang pots in order to scare it away. Never approach the bear. Never leave trash out, because it is both harmful to the environment and attracts all kinds of pesky animals.
Make sure that you map out the area you will be hiking through, and note the nearby springs and shelters. For spring water you should boil it first for 1 minute, then a few extra minutes before you drink it to ensure that you are safe from microorganisms such as Giardia. You will also want to look into chemical treatments for the water. If you aren't planning on pitching a tent and the weather is nice, a good map of shelters along the way will be helpful. Also note the trail markings. You need to pack a lightweight emergency tent just in case. Shelters operate as first come first serve. Don't forget your sleeping bags!
It could be hunting season! Be careful to know when the hunting season is in your area and wear a blaze orange vest and hat in winter spring or fall. If you bring a dog with you, you will also want to put a vest on the pet to ensure his/her safety. It is a good idea to wear bright colors anyways, to be able to spot insects and ticks. Stay alert, talk or sing while you hike so that hunters will be able to hear a person if they are nearby. Be extra careful near roads, as there are likely to be more hunters there. Also you will want to avoid areas when it is legal deer hunting season. Two safe areas to hike are Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and Harpers Ferry National Park in West Virginia.
In summary make sure you go over the essentials of water, food, proper clothing and gear. Don't over stress or exhaust yourself, and be cautious of bears and hunting season. Even if it is not hunting season it is better safe than sorry. Hiking is very fun, you will make note of the different wildlife and seasonal flowers, beautiful clearings and rock formations. Stick to the trail and don't wander off though. I would recommend on the side, after you've got everything ready-start a hiking journal for the trip. This would be a great treasure and could last all your life or just for in the moment. Jotting down thoughts is a great way to relieve tension and stress and will make a great keepsake.
Source: Native of West Virginia. Has had plenty of experience with hiking.