i have injinji's, and while in my case, that are not the cats asp for walking, they are just what the doctor ordered for sleeping.
because, they keep my favorite toesies separated and nice and dry and not touching and rotting in the moist heat all night.
so in the morning, i get up, and i have nice good rested toes. that's a fine thing.
toe socks are kind'a weird for walking any distance in though. i think they made a blister or such, so i only tried it a couple of times.
keepers as sleep/camp socks though, #1 good.
hydropel = a good thing.
it is not as oozie as it first might seem. be brave. go for it. i have not had it muck up my socks. although, it threatens to at every turn.
later on, the foot issue has passed, and it's later in a trip, i still goop 'em and it feels nice.
is like the feets heal faster... or something.
but it does take a leap of faith (desperation ??) to slather that first load of goo onto your feet, and thence into your socks, being as we are out in the sticks and no method of properly cleaning the very rare and irreplaceable socks exists.
hydropel sort of lubricates the sliding. at first, this feels like it makes the issues worse, but later on.. is all ok.
for what trips cost, and for as thoroughly as bad feet can destroy them. hydropel is a Cheap chance to take.
i pack a little vial of scouring powder as well, occasionally to use as bleach to wash my feet. it kills everything bad.