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Question by deerhunter125. Uploaded on November 05, 2009
I would wear wicking socks. I wear a pair of lightweight socks under my wool socks. Keeps my feet nice and warm but wicks the sweat away.
Wear wool socks. They wil keep your feet from leaking moister and they make your feet get a blister from your boot.
When gun hunting I usually where one pair of socks out to the stand and bring a couple dry pairs in a my day pack. I change my socks regularly to keep my feet from getting cold when the sweat begins to dry. If you are worried about sent, you can put the socks you just took off in a zip lock before putting them back in your bag. It all starts with goods socks too. Look for ones that wisk sweat and moisture away from your skin.
Okay what brands of moisture wicking socks do you guys use
ahhhh, one that I can give great advice!!!! First of all I am going to guess that you are using insulated boots. Go uninsulated (don't worry it will make sense in the end). Wear a good pair of MERINO wool socks. I get mine from Bass Pro and buy RedHead. They work great. Also, invest in Arctic Shield boot covers. Wear one pair of socks to the stand. Once you get there, change your socks and put on the boot covers. Climb up, and stay warm all day. Also, make sure your boots are not tight. I buy boots too big so I have lots of toe wiggle room. This also helps so you can wiggle your toes and get the blood moving to warm them up. Also use foot powder. This is important in keeping them dry from sweat. Put the powder in your sock, not the boot because then when your feet sweat and the sock is wet, it starts to get gummy and cakes up. Almost forgot, loosen your boots a little when you put the covers on. Allows air to move around in the boot.
I have a pair of wool socks I can't remember te brand but you want a pair with at least 80% wool blend. I have an 85% wool blend. Don't get ones with not alot of wool blends. They won't do a very good job of keeping your feet warm and dry.
I use antiperspirant on the bottomsof my feet, under arms and forehead. I also carry a spare pair of socks in my back pack. I buy the 9.00 lifetime wool socks sold at bass pro, they wear out, you take me back and get a exchange. I also wear silk or polypropylene sock liners to help wick the sweat away. Buy 1 size larger boot size than you wear, so that you'll have some room for socks and trapped air.
i personally wear polyester socks when i go elk hunting and wool socks on toop of the polyester ones. I think it works great my feet havent sweat.
if your walking a long distance where your feet start to sweat invest in some underarmour wicking ones or some scentblocker ones so that they won't smell.
i have the other problem about keeping them warm so i would guess to pick up some wicking socks. those worked well out in colorado for elk hunting.
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