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Paul Dalley
(pauldalley) - F

Locale: Gulf Coast
Cream or Gel to Keep Feet Dry on 04/14/2013 10:26:48 MDT Print View

Hello All,

I remember that there was a cream or gel to help keep feet dry in addition to fast drying socks and shoes? But I can remember the name. What is it? I remember it being expensive though, like $20 dollars a tube.

Paul

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Cream or Gel to Keep Feet Dry on 04/14/2013 10:31:11 MDT Print View

hydropel

John Whynot
(jdw01776)

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: Cream or Gel to Keep Feet Dry on 04/14/2013 10:33:21 MDT Print View

You may be thinking of Hydropel - which I believe is no longer available. Body Glide is a possible alternative...

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Cream or Gel to Keep Feet Dry on 04/14/2013 12:33:35 MDT Print View

Vaseline (cheap).

--B.G.--

Elliott Wolin
(ewolin) - MLife

Locale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
RE: Cream or Gel to Keep Feet Dry on 04/14/2013 15:37:10 MDT Print View

Sportslick is not bad, either.

Lyan Jordan
(redmonk)

Locale: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Cream or Gel to Keep Feet Dry on 04/14/2013 15:56:48 MDT Print View

Silicone personal lube + creamy & regular Vaseline is pretty much hydrogel.

Thicken with Vaseline, thin with lube. Make the texture you like.

Combine with neosporin and it works to relieve infected chafe.

Edited by redmonk on 04/14/2013 15:57:19 MDT.

Matt Weaver
(norcalweaver) - F

Locale: PacNW
Re: Cream or Gel to Keep Feet Dry on 04/15/2013 07:33:18 MDT Print View

Gurney Goo.

http://www.pxtkayaks.com/products/GurneyGoo-Anti-Chafe-100ml.html

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Cream or Gel to Keep Feet Dry on 04/15/2013 07:38:05 MDT Print View

"I remember that there was a cream or gel to help keep feet dry..."

You are looking for a barrier cream/gel/lotion that will keep you feet from getting wet when you cross a steam?

Really? Interesting concept.

If you want something to reduce maceration, there are many, but Dry...? I don't think so.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Cream or Gel to Keep Feet Dry on 04/15/2013 18:28:27 MDT Print View

Dry feet while walking? No sweat?
Snicker.

Cheers

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
Re: Re: Cream or Gel to Keep Feet Dry on 04/15/2013 18:44:16 MDT Print View

Sandals combined with light colored, thin, quick drying, cooling socks (i have some linen poly socks which work great for this) is about as good as you will get keeping your feet dry at least when it's nice.

Otherwise, putting some zinc powder in your shoes, on feet, etc might help a bit.

Kevin Babione
(KBabione) - MLife

Locale: Pennsylvania
Embrace the Wet! on 04/16/2013 06:42:09 MDT Print View

I used to hike in high-top Goretex-lined boots and my feet were always soaked with sweat. If it rained and I was hiking in shorts they would actually end up with a bunch of water in my boots from it running down my legs. Those boots took forever to dry out.

I switched to Montrail Hardrocks which are mesh-lined and low. I now just plunge right through puddles and streams without a thought. I was finding that I ended up with blisters on the insides of my little toes after hiking with wet feet all day. I solved that with the Injinji Toe Socks. They work really well at keeping my toes from rubbing together and dry quickly when you let them. Just make sure you have a pair of dry socks for sleeping so your feet can recover.

I just spent two full days on the Black Forest Trail and my feet were soaked most of the time (portions of the trail were like stream-hiking). No blisters or other foot issues.

Paul Dalley
(pauldalley) - F

Locale: Gulf Coast
Re: Cream or Gel to Keep Feet Dry on 04/17/2013 16:26:38 MDT Print View

Yes. It was Hydropel. I used glide before and worked ok.