I have a pair of hiking boots that I got three blisters in last time I used them on a 8 mile hike for an Eagle Scout Project. After that I went to REI and asked the guy what I could use to avoid blisters. He recommended sock liners and Body Glide. I didn't think the sock liners were very impressive until I used them. I bought the REI brand because they were cheaper than the other brands. I have not used the Body Glide yet because I have not done a long hike but the sock liners work.
|REI Cool Max sock liners.|
|I have heard that this works well in the thigh area too when hiking long, long distances.|
So I bought a new pair of low boots. They were cheap but after 3 days of them at IOLS, I can tell that they are good boots. For about $40 they are definitely worth what I paid for them.