Kiwis have a reputation for being hard chargers in the outdoors. These folks are headed for blisters! Take your time, break in your boots months before embarking on a walking journey, and cool your feet during the walk. Foot care is essential to a pleasant hiking experience.
My personal anti-blister technique is to wear two pairs of socks, one thin sock of wicking material serves as the liner and a regular boot sock acts as cushion. The only time I was blistered was when I let a one-day hiking companion set the pace and distance.
Prepare for your hiking adventure with first aid essentials. Molseskin and similar products protect inflamed skin or broken blisters from excessive rubbing. Check your feet after each day’s walk and apply small patches of moleskin to areas that are “hot” or reddish. Prevent the potential blister before it grows.