Simple blister prevention for hikers and runners
Posted by Ian Bridger on Simple blister prevention for hikers and runners

A popular approach to blister prevention is to use a liner sock, ie a thin sock under your normal sock. Over the last 5 years the ArmaSkin liner sock has proven to be the most technically successful liner for blister prevention. The key features of liner socks and ArmaSkin in particular are: 1. A dual sock arrangement ie liner sock and outer sock, enables slippage between the sock layers thus reducing the amount of sideways loading (shearing force) transferred to the skin layers while moving. A good liner sock thus has an outer surface with a low Coefficient of Friction (COF)...

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ArmaSkin News June 2021
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin News June 2021

Great Ocean Road Half Marathon. We are lucky to have Sharon as one of our Ambassadors. Living on Victoria's wonderful surf coast, Wife, Mum, Nurse and Midwife, Sharon loves sharing pics from her regular coastal runs .   Sharon's first time doing the Great Ocean Road 23km run.  "Loved every minute of it - how could you not with such beautiful views the whole way, and no blisters!"Sharon is also looking forward to October when she and friends will be tackling the tough OxFam Trailwalker.Sharon's Oxfam team is Girls weekend away 2.0 To support her Team's fundraising for OxFam, the link ishttps://trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/t/girls-weekend-away-2-0Sharon is definitely on...

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Iconic Trail Challenges
Posted by Ian Bridger on Iconic Trail Challenges

ArmaSkin Ambassadors are selected because they are hiking or endurance running devotees. And of course they wear ArmaSkin liner socks for blister prevention. Pounding the trails, they capture visual highlights from iconic trails across the globe. To whet your appetite for a bigger challenge,  here is a sample from the USA, Australia, Scotland, Spain and New Zealand Pacific Crest Trail   (USA) Molly and Zacc chose to tackle the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) after completing their University courses together.  The Pacific Crest Trail spans a massive 4,265 kilometres (2,650 miles) from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. It is a National Scenic Trail. It reveals...

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ArmaSkin News  May 2021
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin News May 2021

This issue includes news of an important ArmaSkin business opportunity in the USA. Our lead pic is from Tracey Q and the  Escaping Your Comfort Zone band of hikers travelling from Bryce's Flat to the Blowhole and then Diggings Loop and Spur Loop in Hepburn Regional Park (Victoria).  All in Dja Dja Wurrung Country. Cape to Cape with Hayley Mission Accomplished!! The Cape to Cape track Western Australia. 135km of soul crushing sand. But what a track! Huge shout out to Lighter Faster Hire for allowing me to take a Hyperlite Mountain Gear pack out for a spin!! More track goodness to come!⁣And ArmaSkin?  Once...

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ArmaSkin News April 2021
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin News April 2021

Cape to Cape (Western Australia) ArmaSkin Ambassador Dr Sophie has been hiking the southern The Cape to Cape Walk Track.A diary note as the Team completed the trek."Day 6 - Hamelin Bay to Cape Leeuwin and the finish line! Holy shitballs today was brutal.Started with a stunning morning watching the salmon fishing and stingrays, some rock-hopping over limestone cliffs and blow holes, followed by a never ending trudge along the beach for what felt like forever but was about 8-9km. A tired walk up to the lighthouse for an ice cream and finishing picture and now back to our accommodation...

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100km in under 48 hours? Hike or Run?
Posted by Ian Bridger on 100km in under 48 hours? Hike or Run?

The OxFam Trailwalker is back live in Oz! September in Sydney and October in Melbourne. Trailwalker is not a typical hike!   It is one of the most inspiring team challenges in the world.  Team efforts help OxFam tackle poverty via OxFam projects across the globe. You and 3 mates journey through 100km of bush trail within a 48 hour limit. Experienced hikers consider 30km over good terrain a heavy day’s work! So, 100km in 2 days is a serious challenge, especially if you are undertaking this without a background in hiking or endurance sports. At the extreme, some teams will...

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