Apr 14, 2013 at 9:26 am #1301711
@pauldalleyLocale: Gulf Coast
I remember that there was a cream or gel to help keep feet dry in addition to fast drying socks and shoes? But I can remember the name. What is it? I remember it being expensive though, like $20 dollars a tube.
PaulApr 14, 2013 at 9:31 am #1976463
John S.BPL Member
hydropelApr 14, 2013 at 9:33 am #1976464
@jdw01776Locale: Southeast Texas
You may be thinking of Hydropel – which I believe is no longer available. Body Glide is a possible alternative…Apr 14, 2013 at 11:33 am #1976491
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
–B.G.–Apr 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm #1976546
Elliott WolinBPL Member
@ewolinLocale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
Sportslick is not bad, either.Apr 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm #1976554
Cayenne RedmonkBPL Member
@redmonkLocale: Greater California Ecosystem
Silicone personal lube + creamy & regular Vaseline is pretty much hydrogel.
Thicken with Vaseline, thin with lube. Make the texture you like.
Combine with neosporin and it works to relieve infected chafe.Apr 15, 2013 at 6:33 am #1976750
@norcalweaverLocale: PacNWApr 15, 2013 at 6:38 am #1976753
Greg MihalikBPL Member
"I remember that there was a cream or gel to help keep feet dry…"
You are looking for a barrier cream/gel/lotion that will keep you feet from getting wet when you cross a steam?
Really? Interesting concept.
If you want something to reduce maceration, there are many, but Dry…? I don't think so.Apr 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm #1976989
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Dry feet while walking? No sweat?
CheersApr 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm #1976999
just Justin WhitsonMember
Sandals combined with light colored, thin, quick drying, cooling socks (i have some linen poly socks which work great for this) is about as good as you will get keeping your feet dry at least when it's nice.
Otherwise, putting some zinc powder in your shoes, on feet, etc might help a bit.Apr 16, 2013 at 5:42 am #1977201
Kevin BabioneBPL Member
I used to hike in high-top Goretex-lined boots and my feet were always soaked with sweat. If it rained and I was hiking in shorts they would actually end up with a bunch of water in my boots from it running down my legs. Those boots took forever to dry out.
I switched to Montrail Hardrocks which are mesh-lined and low. I now just plunge right through puddles and streams without a thought. I was finding that I ended up with blisters on the insides of my little toes after hiking with wet feet all day. I solved that with the Injinji Toe Socks. They work really well at keeping my toes from rubbing together and dry quickly when you let them. Just make sure you have a pair of dry socks for sleeping so your feet can recover.
I just spent two full days on the Black Forest Trail and my feet were soaked most of the time (portions of the trail were like stream-hiking). No blisters or other foot issues.Apr 17, 2013 at 3:26 pm #1977768
@pauldalleyLocale: Gulf Coast
Yes. It was Hydropel. I used glide before and worked ok.
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