Gel toe protectors prevent pinched pinkies when hiking
by Julie Norman
(Grand Junction, CO)
I have a habit of getting blisters and getting pinched pinky toes, no matter what shoes I'm wearing for hiking. Before my boyfriend and I set out for an 11 mile round trip hike into Pollock Canyon (Western Colorado) I got some gel toe protectors. They look like little gel thimbles and can even be cut in half.
I used the top covered half for my pinky toe and the bottom half (which was open at the top since I had cut it) to put over a toe that was getting rubbed by the toenail next to it. I didn't get a single pinch the whole trip!
Incidentally, my Smartwool socks and awesome Vasque Breeze boots kept me from getting blisters too!