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Acerbis No-Wet Socks

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I put on some waterproof Keen shoes to shovel the walk, but other than those those few trips outside I just stayed inside where my feet were well and truly dry. Our Waterproof Socks are designed to keep your feet dry and warm, whether you’re fishing in wet or cold conditions. I was waiting for the socks to arrive before replacing the shoes (Speedcross; I got fed up of their behaviour on wet stone), and I reckon they will make half a size difference.

For me, and for many other sailors, all day comfort, foot health and knee health require the use of custom orthotics, which only fit and function properly in a lace-up shoe. For multi day camping use where you don't think you'll be able to dry your boots out overnight, and where you're reasonably expecting to have wet feet - then and only then would it be worth it to my mind. I had to wear goretex boots back in my USFWS days - they're the worst thing for blisters as they hold sweat/water in, imo. Guys- goretex socks are for once you've finished for the day, sitting around camp fire cooking etc you put them on so you can still wear your wet boots (unless you bring spare dry boots) without getting granny feet/NFCI. I've got through some pretty gnarly full days in winter (a full day tour of a big section of the Northern Fells, and the Marsden-Edale Trigger in temperatures well blow zero) and my feet haven't dropped off yet.I have also somewhat recently learned that heavy soles with reinforced heel cups (think: boots, but also: even light or street hikers) interfere with my gait enough to exacerbate a knee injury. I guess it only takes a pointy grain of sand to work its way in through the outer fabric to puncture the wafer-thin membrane.

there are plenty of choices for non-waterproof, well-aired, well cushioned, stable trail running or hybrid shoes, which perhaps is the safest way to go. For long days out, option 1 is good - but not everyone's favourite: The only sure way to keep your feet actually dry: wear wellies, and don't sweat. I wear them in my clipless shoes when biking when it is cold or wet and I think they are magic for that. If I really, REALLY hated wet feet, I might still persist with them, but even then I would trust then to last a long muddy run.I’ve used sealskinz but always find they get so many holes in they are pointless and never seemed to fit very well. But like others, I've got a couple of pairs of Sealskinz that I use for running in the winter (I 'normal' pair and a merino pair). Staying barefoot til you've registered, had your credencial stamped, and found your bed will easily do the trick. Even if they leak (they didn’t—we poured some water inside for testing) they remain warmer than wet socks, because like a wet suit, they hold the water in place so it can warm up.

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