Moultrie Products
Early season sock
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Contributors to this thread:
Sivart 21-Jul-21
Sivart 21-Jul-21
wyobullshooter 21-Jul-21
PushCoArcher 21-Jul-21
Sivart 21-Jul-21
IdyllwildArcher 21-Jul-21
ElkNut1 21-Jul-21
txhunter58 21-Jul-21
fisherick 21-Jul-21
Sivart 21-Jul-21
ElkNut1 21-Jul-21
txhunter58 21-Jul-21
hdaman 21-Jul-21
hdaman 21-Jul-21
ElkNut1 21-Jul-21
GhostBird 21-Jul-21
Old School 21-Jul-21
ohiohunter 21-Jul-21
FORESTBOWS 21-Jul-21
Jethro 22-Jul-21
Rocky D 22-Jul-21
elkmtngear 22-Jul-21
Rocky D 22-Jul-21
SBH 22-Jul-21
Inshart 22-Jul-21
brunse 22-Jul-21
Norseman 22-Jul-21
ROUGHCOUNTRY 22-Jul-21
EMB 22-Jul-21
Sivart 22-Jul-21
DanaC 22-Jul-21
DanaC 22-Jul-21
Jaquomo 22-Jul-21
jdbbowhunter 22-Jul-21
esean 22-Jul-21
Dyjack 23-Jul-21
Lost Arra 23-Jul-21
Ermine 23-Jul-21
Blood 23-Jul-21
txhunter58 23-Jul-21
joehunter 23-Jul-21
From: Sivart
21-Jul-21
My feet sweat and blister like no other. I'm ashamed to admit, i've been wearing cotton wal mart socks for the last 15 years, because they breath to where my feet aren't drenched.

What is the most breathable early season sock?

From: Sivart
21-Jul-21
Has anyone tried the darn tough coolmax?

21-Jul-21
Lightweight merino wool by either Darn Tough or Smartwool are my go-to’s.

From: PushCoArcher
21-Jul-21
Love my darn tough socks not sure what kind.

From: Sivart
21-Jul-21
anyone tried the farm to feet damascus?

21-Jul-21
Not a Darn Tough fan. They're too thin. I use the ones from Bass Pro.

Wear your boots for 4 hours a day for the months leading up to your hunt and your feet won't blister because they'll be calloused from wearing them all the time.

From: ElkNut1
21-Jul-21
Same as Wyobull!

ElkNut

From: txhunter58
21-Jul-21
Merino wool! Only way to go. Needs to be over 60% wool

From: fisherick
21-Jul-21
Lorpen or Smartwool merino wool socks and sometimes with a poly liner socks.

From: Sivart
21-Jul-21
The smart wool didn't work for me. Feet were soaked

From: ElkNut1
21-Jul-21
Sivart, it's not the sock!

ElkNut

From: txhunter58
21-Jul-21
Merino wool! Only way to go. Needs to be over 60% wool

From: hdaman
21-Jul-21
Darn tough coolmax are great!

From: hdaman
21-Jul-21
But I've also always been a 2 sock guy for serious terrain and miles. No blisters or hot spots.

From: ElkNut1
21-Jul-21
hdaman, my man here! I wear two socks everyday of the year, 100+ deg to 30 below, two socks everyday for those exact thoughts! It works & never had a blister in over 40 years in the ElkWoods!

ElkNut

From: GhostBird
21-Jul-21
Another two sock guy here. Always double up socks in my hunting boots. Also helps in a pinch when you forgot the toilet paper. Just saying.

From: Old School
21-Jul-21
Hot weather I just wear a liner sock. If it’s a little cooler - liner sock plus a merino wool sock.

From: ohiohunter
21-Jul-21
Have you tried antiperspirant?

Tho not the thinnest sock I really like smart wool phd’s. It doesn’t matter what sock you use, you’re gonna sweat. If it’s that bad and uncomfortable maybe take a midday pair of socks to change and air out.

21-Jul-21
Fox river

From: Jethro
22-Jul-21
I use cotton blend socks for warm weather. I have Bombas and Stone Glacier. They have 0 wool. Feet definitely feel cooler than with my merino socks. I don’t wear a liner sock.

From: Rocky D
22-Jul-21
I wear thick merino socks year around even in the summer in Georgia in snake boots.

From: elkmtngear
22-Jul-21
Smartwool year round.

Poly liners under the smartwool, for serious mountain miles.

From: Rocky D
22-Jul-21
I wear thick merino socks year around even in the summer in Georgia in snake boots.

From: SBH
22-Jul-21
I can't remember the name of the product but isn't there something that you can put on your feet to help with sweat? Its either a powder or a roll on type of thing? Anyone know what I'm thinking of?

From: Inshart
22-Jul-21
2 sock guy here also, thin first layer, Darn tough outside. No blisters as the "slip" is between the 2 socks.

From: brunse
22-Jul-21
Smart wool are my favorite. Merino blends. Cool max ok but not equal. I were smart wool year round. I’ve tried 6-8 different brands. Always go back to smart wool.

From: Norseman
22-Jul-21
2 pair socks! It’s nice to walk back to camp with at least one pair on for those certain moments that happen in the woods.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
22-Jul-21
It's not so much the sock/s! I probably don't sweat enough in other places of my body but my feet really sweat. I spray my feet with unscented antiperspirant spray from Wal Mart. They have two brands I think that come in unscented. I also use a few small pieces of athletic tape on known "hot spots." It's really only a problem in early season for me when it's warm and I'm hiking all day long. You don't get blisters nearly as much if your feet stay drier. Most of the time I can get back to my truck each day so I normally also alternate two pair of boots and let each pair "air out" for a day.

From: EMB
22-Jul-21
Plus whatever on Darn Tough. I also bought some ENGO blister patches that I put in the back of the heals of my boots. I badly blistered my heals last year on an August 20 mile scouting/hike trip wearing some semi new boots I thought I had broken in. First and last time that was going to happen. I was wearing Redhead merino wool socks. Different socks, patches, and paying more attention to the beginning of the issue solved the problem. I also carry some KT tape just in case.

From: Sivart
22-Jul-21
Leuko tape works great. It stays on your feet for a good week.

From: DanaC
22-Jul-21
If your feet blister try a light synthetic liner sock under a midweight wool sock. And as mentioned above carry spares.

From: DanaC
22-Jul-21
PS, yes wool in warm weather. Wool maintains 'loft' because the fibers are crimped, so there's more air circulation within the fabric. I've worn wool on 90+ humid days and my feet did not over-heat.

From: Jaquomo
22-Jul-21
Costco Omni Wool merino blend is a great sock at a great value. Virtually identical to Smartwool at a much better price.

From: jdbbowhunter
22-Jul-21
Sock liners and Darn Tough or First Lite socks.

From: esean
22-Jul-21
My feet sweat like crazy too but I've never had a blister. I wear thick merino Smartwool for serious hiking, even in warm weather. I think the thicker socks soak up more sweat, cushion better, and allow more air circulation. Well fitting, flexible ultralight boots are the second part of the equation for me.

From: Dyjack
23-Jul-21
Any thin merino with liners is what I run usually.

Started running full cushion darn tough regularly.

Recently picked up Stone Glacier performance socks. Have probably 10 miles hiked in them. I really like them.

They could potentially be my new favorite thin hiking sock.

From: Lost Arra
23-Jul-21
spray your feet with Mitchum anti perspirant. Do it daily, not just hikes.

From: Ermine
23-Jul-21
I like darn tough

From: Blood
23-Jul-21
I got mid-weight Darn Tough for the first time this year and I’m super impressed how good they are. I run a light poly sock under the Darn Tough and have been hiking a lot and love them. Super tough and super cushion.

From: txhunter58
23-Jul-21
They this product.

https://www.sweatblock.com/

Apply one evening to the bottoms of your feet as you get in bed

From: joehunter
23-Jul-21
Sivart said "Leuko tape works great. It stays on your feet for a good week". After hunting for many years I know the spots I will have issues with on my feet. For me it does not matter the shoe, boot, or sock it always happens on the outside of my big toes. I just tape them up prior to the hunt making sure there are no wrinkles. Then wear good mid weight one layer merino or coolmax merino combo socks ( I have a few different brands - Farm to feet, Lorpen, etc) I am good to go. I have left it on for 8 days before removing or replacing.

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