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|I have read some suggestions in the past, like an alcohol based solution that mildly dries the skin, and can help harden skin over a long period of time. This is supposed to be dangerous if you dry the skin out too much though. I try to walk barefoot on various surfaces when the weather allows to toughen my feet up with some success. |
Another common product is runner's lube (like Mueller Lube Stick). I've never noticed any improvement over diaper rash ointment and runners lube costs more.
These worked on long hikes even when my feet got wet, and even in poorly fitting boots. Foot blisters from hiking are caused by friction. Toe socks, in my experience, negate 99% of the friction between and around your toes. Diaper rash ointment has two purposes. It repels moisture, and damp feet are the highest friction. It is also ridiculously slick, and doesn't wipe or wash off easily. The slick nature reduces friction, and the durability means it is very likely to last for the entire hike.
I've enjoyed hiking my entire life but I have one huge problem. The skin on my feet is extremely soft and sensitive. I wear good wool socks with properly fitting boots and change socks during long hikes. Still, if I am going to be on the trail for a few days in a row, I will develop numerous blisters on my feet.
锘縃ow to harden feet to avoid blisters on long hikes
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I made a great quilt for a friend out of 25 of his marathon tshirts and it turned out awesome. If you sew, you can make yourself a really nice quilt out of your tshirts and display them all that way. I have been saving all my tshirts for such a quilt, but decided that they were pretty worn and faded so I would use them for something else and keep my newer ones for making myself a pretty quilt later on down the road. If you don't sew, you can have a quilt made by someone who does. There are lots of people who would be happy to make one for you, though plan on spending some money to have it done, it is a lot of work. It is worth it though if your running shirts are very meaningful to you and have sentimental value.
There are lots of different things you can do with your race numbers and running tshirts. I once saw a guy at a race that was wearing a pair of running shorts made of race numbers. They were awesome. That might be my next project! I'm sure you have also seen running jackets made of the same kind of material that race numbers are made of (tyvek) and they are very durable and make great wind breakers. I have three Hood to Coast Relay jackets that are made of it and they've lasted me for forever and a day. With some imagination, you can make yourself something neat or have someone else make it for you!
Since I already made a flag once, and I'm proudly displaying the American flag on my pole now, I didn't want to make another flag and since the majority of my running tshirts that I have set aside for something are pretty worn looking, I decided to use them for something other than a quilt. It is truly a oneofakind, unique item!!! I love it! It took me about 10 hours and I used 31 race numbers and 18 tshirts to complete it. (See the pics below).
Me and my cool new shoulder bag!
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