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Ounces blog posts about safety on the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail

picture of hiker treating her foot

Blisters and Footwear

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.”  –Emiliano Zapata This post looks at blister rate and blister distribution among AT and PCT long distance hikers in 2014 and addresses the question:  “Does footwear type influence the incidence of blisters?” 66% of the 569 …