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Sweaty Feet (socks) #5408339 11/09/14 04:24 PM
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Does anyone's feet sweat as much as mine. I haven't found a sock yet that will keep my feet dry. Any recommendations?

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Wool.

I learned last year to wear wool on an elk hunt. Get light weight, meduim weight, and heavy weight based on how cold it is outside. It naturally wicks moisture. They cost much more than cotton, but I was told pre-elk hunt "cotton kills" don't have any cotton as a base layer. That was correct. Wool socks are more durable as well.


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you'll never regret getting some good merino wool socks.
get 70% or better. if you still have a problem, find some
of the polyprolene liner socks to wear with the wool.

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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Wool.

I learned last year to wear wool on an elk hunt. Get light weight, meduim weight, and heavy weight based on how cold it is outside. It naturally wicks moisture. They cost much more than cotton, but I was told pre-elk hunt "cotton kills" don't have any cotton as a base layer. That was correct. Wool socks are more durable as well.


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If you wear a very thin liner sock of polypropylene or thermax--which is hydrophobic and wicking--under your heavier wool socks, your feet should remain dry all day. The liner will also help prevent blisters when hiking or climbing, and it will keep your feet away from the itchy wool, if that bothers you. I also like to carry an extra pair of wool socks in my pack in case I need to change them out midday. My feet sweat like crazy too, even in so-called breathable gore tex boots.


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Poly or silk sock liners with wool socks. up


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Nothing works inside rubber boots, but otherwise, wool!


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Originally Posted By: spg
Does anyone's feet sweat as much as mine. I haven't found a sock yet that will keep my feet dry. Any recommendations?

Mine Do! I can take off my boots and leave wet footprints on the rocks. I have spent many miles backpacking and found that wool socks were the answer. Get multiple pair and every time you stop for a break, switch socks. Get the wet pair attached to the outside of your pack and keep on going. If blisters are a problem use a polypro sock liner. With regard to the socks, REI will have a good selection. Most of my socks are the Smart Wool brand.

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Hyperhydrosis is the condition
First try antiperspirant deodorant daily
Second try certain dry pads they are a strong antiperspirant
Be sure to spray your shoes out with Lysol Bacteria in the shoe plus sweat equals stink
There are 2 prescriptions for the condition.
Drysol roll on. It is an extra strength antiperspirant

And last lazarformaldehyde. It is a formalin base and will dry your feet out for an extended period of time. Weeks sometimes months. Need tk use lotion along with it to help the skin. .

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Google bama booties. My feet sweat like crazy then I am freezing. Not with these though.You wear them over ur wool socks.These things are awesome. Worth their weight in gold.

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The Gold Toe "Cotton Fluffy" are great socks for feet that sweat. They come in a few varieties. Get the thick ones with the cushions at the ball and heel. Great socks.


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I agree with those saying wool socks with a thin liner sock underneath. It's worked great for me.

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Sock liners with wool socks and an extra pair of wool socks to change after about 4 hours will is enough. You also need leather boots, they breath, rubber boots don't and you can be walking in water if your feet sweat real bad.


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Darn Tough merino wool socks.

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Originally Posted By: rattler03
I agree with those saying wool socks with a thin liner sock underneath. It's worked great for me.


This is the ticket. The liner sock also goes a long way in preventing blisters/hotspots.


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Another advocate for silk sock liners and good merino wool socks. With 400 gram thinsulate boots and this combo I have hunted temps from 70 degrees to well below freezing, both stand hunting and walking, and don't have a problem with my feet getting too sweaty any more.

Like said above, rubber boots are difficult to keep your feet dry because the moisture cannot escape. It can only wick so far before it hits that impermeable barrier.


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I switched to Thorlo wool socks long ago. My daily wear socks now.


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Use spray deodorant on your feet before putting on socks will help as well.

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Also carry extra pairs of dry socks. They take up very little space and dry warm feet make the hunt enjoyable.


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Hey all, I have merino wool socks in at my store in crowley. 3 pair for 6 bucks. I buy them as factory overrun and by the pound. These are very high quality socks. My store number is 682-560-6485

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I switched to Merino this year. What a difference...

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put some powder on your feet before you put your socks on

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