Foot product that saved us


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Several alone and with children
#1
Almost reluctant to post as foot care, shoes etc... can set off a firestorm on hiking forums...

BUT if it helps anyone else I thought I'd share this worked for us (a family of 6 that hiked over 1,100 miles last year).
My two oldest sons had some foot issues on the Le Puy route, and about 3/4 of the way through this route before starting our Spanish stretch to Santiago we met a nice lady who shared what she had used to help her blisters.
She recommended "NOK" cream.
She recommended square gauze that was soft (there is a difference)
She recommended this kind of medical tape that you cut from a roll and it stretches. The roll was pretty big, but since we had several of us I didn't mind that burden of carrying.
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I could not find NOK in Spanish drug stores, but did get my last container in SSJP.
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I thought I couldn't get it here in the States but all along I have been spelling it wrong and just now found it!!!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0070X231Y/?tag=casaivar-20
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I will try to post a picture of what we used, as I remember taking pictures with the hopes to share.
I also remember the NOK smelling good!
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Make sure you don't order more than a flight will let you take on board...
 

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Camino(s) past & future
September/October 14, May 17
#3
Almost reluctant to post as foot care, shoes etc... can set off a firestorm on hiking forums...

BUT if it helps anyone else I thought I'd share this worked for us (a family of 6 that hiked over 1,100 miles last year).
My two oldest sons had some foot issues on the Le Puy route, and about 3/4 of the way through this route before starting our Spanish stretch to Santiago we met a nice lady who shared what she had used to help her blisters.
She recommended "NOK" cream.
She recommended square gauze that was soft (there is a difference)
She recommended this kind of medical tape that you cut from a roll and it stretches. The roll was pretty big, but since we had several of us I didn't mind that burden of carrying.
***************
I could not find NOK in Spanish drug stores, but did get my last container in SSJP.
***************
I thought I couldn't get it here in the States but all along I have been spelling it wrong and just now found it!!!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0070X231Y/?tag=casaivar-20
**************
I will try to post a picture of what we used, as I remember taking pictures with the hopes to share.
I also remember the NOK smelling good!
*************
Make sure you don't order more than a flight will let you take on board...
 
Camino(s) past & future
September/October 14, May 17
#4
I LOVE MY NOK CREAM! I am from Canada and can get it from MEC. and wouldn't hike without it. Sometimes they have free shipping over $50 and I will buy three. I have shared it so many times with people, I lose count. I am quite allergic to smells, but whatever smell it has seems to disappear quickly as I use whatever is still on my hands to work into my cuticles. You do not need to use a lot.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Sep-Oct-2013 Camino Frances (Bordeaux to Santiago)
#5
I have found NOK cream to be the only remedy to resolve an issue with 'thigh chafing'. Maybe, this is a problem restricted to male pilgrims but it can be a show stopper if not treated in some way.

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domigee

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2018: 'Via Lemovicensis or maybe Via Francigena, again....
#7
I love Nok cream!
Although it did not prevent me from getting blisters last Summer on the VF - but then I blame 'Lucifer' ;)
 

peregrina2000

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#8
Thanks so much for the recommendation. And at 95 ml it comes in just under the TSA maximum for size of liquid bottle.

Does anyone know if this will work with corns? I always get very painful ones in between my toes, but I think they come from the pressure rather than the rubbing. And I just can't find a boot that does the trick.

What is this "soft gauze" you are talking about? Always learning something new, thanke Neve! Buen camino, Laurie
 
Camino(s) past & future
Several alone and with children
#10
Thanks so much for the recommendation. And at 95 ml it comes in just under the TSA maximum for size of liquid bottle.

Does anyone know if this will work with corns? I always get very painful ones in between my toes, but I think they come from the pressure rather than the rubbing. And I just can't find a boot that does the trick.

What is this "soft gauze" you are talking about? Always learning something new, thanke Neve! Buen camino, Laurie
Let me do some searching on the soft gauze here in the USA, and the sticker adhesive that you cut on the dotted line was also necessary to get that gauze to stay. THAT might be what you can put on your corns. It would protect them or cover them.
Give me sometime to search, I'll see what is out there.
I know I took pictures of the products that I can post when a kid shows me how to do so....
 

Peter Fransiscus

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#12
NOK!!!! Wouldn't leave home without it.

There's an equivalent product in Germany whose name I forgot. German pilgrims please pipe up.
I’m from Holland , is that count.?:D

As already stated , Gehwol ( go wel ) is a great product we use it aswell .

Wish you well and happy feest , Peter .
 

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