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    Quote Originally Posted by hunterhawk View Post
    Darn tough all day long.. with or without liners. Hot spots are a thing of the past!
    I have about 16 pair of DT socks. Best ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Just chiming back in here since I have some recent experience, as in yesterday.

    My teammate and I finished our last training ruck before the SAC (Sniper Adventure Challenge) 11 days from today. We did 33 miles with 3,800 feet of elevation. 40# in the bag.

    I wore my favorite trail runners (Altra Timp 1.5), Injiji toe sock liners, and Darn Tough mid-weight hiking socks.

    I came home with a trivial blister on the tip of two toes, the first ones in from the big toe. They were downhill blisters from a long and miserable descent. I forgot to tighten up my laces and my feet were sliding too far forward. Dumbass!

    If you can do without the ankle support hiking boot, trail runners make you fast, light, and the nimble.
    Leukotape for preventing blisters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post

    If you can do without the ankle support hiking boot, trail runners make you fast, light, and the nimble.
    I always go with as light of footwear as I can. Makes the journey that much easier. You aren?t lifting more weight with every step.

    30 miles in one day isn?t easy on the body at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firehaus View Post
    Colder weather, I wear these and they have been great. I bought them and hunted in them without breaking them in and no blisters.

    https://www.lowaboots.com/mens/backp...e_width=Medium
    Wow! Sweet!

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    I've had good experience with Merino wool socks for short hikes. I still use liners and wool socks for long hikes, moleskin as needed.

    For working long hours, I have a pair of Red Wings (don't recall model) and wear Guide Gear cotton socks. Long hours are no problem. Haven't hiked in them, don't think that would work.

    I'll have to try Darn Tough socks, and a few other suggestions reported.

    A must have, for me, is a good shank and ankle support.... some of the hiking terrain I'm on is rocky and will wrench an ankle when you least expect it.

    ETA: Every pair of Hi-Tech I've owned has been a waste of money.
    Last edited by Duman; 08-27-2019 at 20:23.

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