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The first scallop shell hiking socks?

Camino(s) past & future
Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
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Stephen

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Twice walked from St Jean to Estella and once from Sarria to Santiago. Maybe someday I'll find the time to do the entire walk.
I've found the time. Just completed SJPP to Santiago. 25 Aug to 1st Oct, 2016.
And now the Portuguese from Lisbon.
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But they're not even a match.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés - 2014
Francés - 2015
Francés - 2016
Francés - 2017
Francés - 2018
Francés/Primitive (2019)
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Ah David you threads on the Camino are always something to look for.

Over the years, I wonder how many feet are better off due to the first aid that you have been providing on the Camino?

Sorry if I embarrass you my friend, but in my opinion you are on the top of the Camino Angel List.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#7
R
I used these blisterproof Wright socks (built in liner) on my last camino...loved them . They have one with an arrow too see attached.
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Really?
Blisterproof socks like waterproof boots???
I need that thirstproof T-shirt for everything except beer ;)

Anyone has FB link to that maybe?


PS (Sorry for the off-topic but I just couldn't help myself...)
 

Iriebabel

Iriebabel & the cyborg turtle
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April (2018)
Camino Del Norte end of March 2019
#8
R

Really?
Blisterproof socks like waterproof boots???
I need that thirstproof T-shirt for everything except beer ;)

Anyone has FB link to that maybe?


PS (Sorry for the off-topic but I just couldn't help myself...)
No worries..I can only say what worked for me,

I wore mid-height Gore-Tex trailrunners (Lowa Aeox) my feet didn’t get wet, not once and it rained for 2 weeks straight when I walked in April. It rained most of the way from SJPDP to Santiago. Thick mud and flooded trails.

Before going I was walking in my normal Lowa Renegade leather hiking boots with regular hiking socks...I got a couple blisters.

After 4 surgeries on my left knee I wear a heavy metal brace and have some unique foot issues due to 21 years on my feet in the military. I have been in boots pretty much my entire career wearing thick military wool socks. Not ever wanting to wear those again good regular hiking shoes and socks for me is do or die..... Literally

I suppose they can be classified as anti blister socks recommend to me by a local sport outfitter and worked for me. Here is the info :
https://www.wrightsock.com/pages/anti-blister-system
https://www.wrightsock.com/pages/guarantee
This from the manufacturer:
  • Dri-WRIGHT™ll performance yarns improve moisture management and increased durablility
  • Stabilizer Zone™ to help lock the sock in place
  • Mesh panel for breathability
  • Lightly cushioned footbed in inner layer
  • Blister-Free socks - No Blisters, Guaranteed!
  • Fiber Content
    Inner Layer: 70% Dri-Wright® II Polyester, 26% Nylon, 4% Lycra®
    Outer Layer: 68% Dri-Wright® II Polyester, 24% Nylon, 8% Lycra®
 
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