Does anybody know where I can buy lambswool?
I've had problems before doing long hikes where I've lost toenails and been told the best way to protect them is to pad my boots out with lambswool around the toe area.
I would look at your boots first. Size, fit, shape (width), lacing technique. Then socks and insoles etc.
Never heard about lambswool used as you describe it.
I've just bought a new pair, I got a size up cos I think the old ones were too tight when my feet got hot and probably swollen.
I met a woman on camino and she was using this method, her feet were like a baby's bottom at the end of long hikes.
I tried all kinds of supposedly correct boots and suffered blisters and ringing wet smelly boots from sweat or they simply fell apart.
So I spent a lot more money and got something that worked for me.....Lowa boots and the top of the range but I firmly believe you get what you pay for.
If you are losing toenails during long walks then you could do worse than to pay a visit to a podiatrist for their expert opinion.
well just to update, I did a bit of walking over the hols using the lambswool padding/ bigger boot size and have to say I haven't even had a hint of a blister, so will be sticking to this now as it seems to suit me.
I used this product, it was difficult to get but I found it in Murrays medical supplies in Talbot Street and it's also available online.