When I think of hiking I am transported to a place where life is simpler. Where all I have to worry about is my survival in the backcountry of some remote and beautiful location. I think of quiet time. I think of conquering physical limitations with pride. I think of mountain breezes. Beautiful pristine lakes without civilization ruling over every foot of shoreline. Summit Views. Sounds perfect? Well, as close to perfect as life ever really gets. There are some realities about hiking that bring me back down to earth from time to time. One particular issue that I have always had is blisters. It seems like I can’t hike more than 4 miles without developing huge painful blisters on the backs of my heels.
|Painful Blisters from a 5 day in Glacier National Park|
|Two different styles of Wrightsocks we tested. Stride and Escape|
|WrightSock on a 12 mile day hike in Big Bend National Park|
A Note From Steven:
My wife and I received these socks for testing purposes from WrightSock. As my wife mentions above, they are truly are amazing. Their genius is credited to the Double Layer technology, essentially two socks in one. The double layer transfers the friction caused by hiking in-between the layers of the sock. Thus the sock rubs against itself, and not against your heel preventing blisters. WrightSock is so confident in their product, they have a No Blisters Guarantee. If you get blisters wearing WrightSocks, you get your money back. I was so impressed with them, that even though WrightSock sent me two pairs for free...I just ordered two more pairs on my own. These socks are the real deal.
|WrightSocks Double Layer Techology|