Hiking in the Otways Shelly Beach – Blanket Bay

Well two beautiful days hiking in the Otways testing out socks and boots under the weight of a pack for two of our Podiatrists.

Philip Spark wore his trusted Grisport Hiking shoes and Alpina hiking socks which were perfect for a lighter day pack. In parts the surface was wet and slippery so the outer Vibram sole was required and it coped well with the rocky parts of the work avoiding stone strike.

Lynette Kent, our most experienced hiker at Total Care Podiatry, was carrying a 65 litre fully packed Osprey Ladies pack so elected the ankle protection offered by her La Sportiva hiking boot and ever reliable blister preventing injinji toe socks. No blisters for Lynette while Phil reported a couple of hot spots under the ball of his big toe joint.

If you are getting ready for the Surf Coast Trek which we are supporting again and need some foot advice then our experienced Podiatrists can help.