/ Liner Socks - Reccomendations?
I'd like to find a couple of pairs of liner socks. They need to help with blisters and rubbing in not superbly comfortable boots. The boots aren't fixable.
For now insulation isn't a problem, so keeping my feet dry and cool is good. Need to be at least mid calf in length.
A different option (from a non-gent :-) ) is taping the point on you feet where you get blisters as a pre-emptive measure. The skin on my feet seems quite bluster prone whatever socks I use in my current boots, and I can't justify new ones atm. Good tape works very well though. Mine is called Strappal.
Sell your boots and buy a pair that fit.
The strappal stuff is v similar to climbing tape but comes in different widths, which is handy.
Bridgedale Cool Max liner socks + cheap zinc oxide tape from eBay on likely pressure points.
Apply the tape ahead of time, not after it has started hurting.
Thanks for the condescention, but it said in my post the boots aren't fixable. This is not because they do not fit, but because they are inherently uncomfortable and cheap boots. Not that it's important, but this isn't for leisure activities, but yomping at rmas.
Thanks for the suggestions of zo tape, and I am already stocking up on leukotap, which is like zo but it sticks to wet feet.
More after feedback on the bridgedales - how high do they come up? How smelly do they get? For say, 7 days, how many pairs would you take?
I use these (and other coolmax liners). They are about as high as normal everyday socks (i.e. lower shin). They are most pleasant when changed daily, but I find that I am able to stay in the same small tent as them after 3 days (not sure I've tried longer).
>def no option for swapping boots
>this isn't for leisure activities, but yomping at rmas
By that I mean, these are issued boots and I have to have proper gammy feet to get some nice plush altbergs and lowas. By that I mean I'm going to sandhurst, but since the response of army forum types to "which liner sock" is "your fookin feet, man up", I thought I'd ask where i'm more at home!
with issue boots, you could spend money on footbeds, socks and the like and still not be comfy, or go and shell out for a pair that fits
It will be the best solution to your problem
They buy them once doing the job. And a good idea, and I would, too. But they don't get to buy them during basic. Which isn't all too bad, given the intensity of basic.
We do the first fourteen weeks of phase 1 training in five weeks and we don't get to wear our own boots then or any other week of the forty four weeks of training.
Stupid, but it's a game. So one plays it!
We just get more shiny shit for our uniforms.
Two pairs, rotate daily IMO
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