Prevent blisters: how to avoid them when hiking

Avoid annoying blisters when hiking! Our exclusive merino hiking socks and our high-quality trail running and hiking shoes will be your indispensable companions on every trail.

Hiking is a great way to experience the outdoors and get some exercise, but nothing can put a damper on your outdoor adventure quite like painful blisters. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to prevent blisters from forming in the first place. One of the most important things you can do is wear the right footwear. Invest in a good pair of hiking boots or shoes that fit well and offer sufficient support. You should also break in your new footwear before you set off to reduce the risk of chafing and irritation.

Another effective way to avoid blisters is to wear the right socks. Look for moisture-wicking socks made from synthetic materials or merino wool, which will keep your feet dry and reduce the risk of chafing. It's also important to keep your feet clean and dry, especially on longer hikes. Take extra socks with you and change them regularly, especially if you encounter wet weather or difficult terrain. You should also use special products such as blister pads or plasters to protect problem areas on your feet, e.g. hot spots or areas that are prone to rubbing.

As well as wearing the right shoes and socks, it's important to look after your general foot care. Trim your toenails and moisturise your feet to avoid cracked skin, which can increase the risk of blisters. And if you notice a hot spot forming, don't hesitate to take a break and treat it before it develops into a painful blister. By taking these simple precautions, you can minimise the risk of blisters and focus on enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors.


Wool Cross X: The ultimate trail running shoes

Experience the world's first trail running shoe with a temperature-regulating merino wool lining. The Wool Cross X was developed to offer the perfect blend of support, stability and elasticity for your outdoor adventures. The 3D stretch merino material ensures ideal temperature regulation without odour build-up and perspiration, while the micro-grip sole technology offers sure-footedness on snow, mud and rough terrain. Whether you're tackling rough trails or taking a leisurely run through the park, the Wool Cross X is the perfect companion to keep your feet comfortable and supported.

Wool Cross X Women


Wool Cross X Men


Wool Cross X Women


Wool Cross X for women  

Wool Cross X for men


Wool Cross X Alpine: lightweight hiking boots for mountain enthusiasts

Lace up your hiking boots with the Wool Cross X Alpine and you're ready for the mountains. Made from high-quality merino wool and Giesswein 3D stretch technology, these lightweight shoes offer optimum stability and support for all your hiking adventures. The padded, mid-height shaft and special sole technology ensure a comfortable and secure fit and prevent uncomfortable rubbing and fatigue. The Wool Cross X Alpine is your first choice if you want to conquer the hiking trails with ease and comfort.

Wool Cross X Alpine Women


Wool Cross X Alpine Men


Wool Cross X Alpine for women

Wool Cross X Alpine for men   

Merino hiking socks: Your perfect hiking companion

Our Merino trekking socks have been specially developed to keep your feet comfortable and fresh on all your hiking tours. Made mainly from merino wool, the socks keep your feet at a constant, comfortable temperature, making them ideal for all weather conditions. The anatomical cut and seamless knit design provide stability and prevent uncomfortable pressure points. Say goodbye to sweaty, uncomfortable feet and hello to the perfect hiking companion.

Merino Trekkingsocken


Avoiding blisters is crucial for a pleasant hike. Invest in suitable hiking boots and moisture-wicking socks. Pay attention to general foot care and wear blister pads if necessary. By taking these simple measures, you can minimise the risk of blisters and concentrate fully on your outdoor adventure.


What do our customers say?
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