Testimonials from ArmaSkin anti-blister sock wearers.
ArmaSkin at Altitude: "So not only do they prevent blisters they are also therapeutic."
Andy Macnaughton-Jones spent 2 weeks (attempting) to climb Aconcagua. "I took a short pair and a longer pair courtesy of ArmaSkin."
I wore them with light and medium weight bridgedale wool socks with regular approach boots.
I wore them on their own and with wool socks in 8000m mountaineering boots.
The only day I got any kind of blisters was on a 750m climb where I only wore the woolen socks in the 8000m boots. I wore the ArmaSkin socks the following day to cover the small friction area on my heels and problem solved. So not only do they prevent blisters they are also therapeutic.
The only issue I find was that on the descent with mountaineering boots that the socks could slip a little. Not enough to be uncomfortable just so you'd know there was a bit of a fold in the material occasionally. This is possibly more down to the boot fitment than the socks.
I preferred the shorter socks for comfort on my ankles but that's a personal preference.
Overall a successful high altitude test."
Andy was forced to retire from his attempt when a throat infection made breathing unacceptably difficult in the extremely rarefied atmosphere of Aconcagua.
”Camino de Santiago: 900 kilometres, 40 days, NO BLISTERS. I'm a customer for life! K.C. USA.”
I discovered Armaskin liner socks when I decided last year to prepare to walk the French Route of the #Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago and on to Fisterra, the westernmost point in Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Armaskin, coupled with Kentwool socks created the perfect system. I started walking April 24 and reached the Atlantic on June 2. 900 kilometers, 40 days, NO BLISTERS. I'm a customer for life! KC (USA)
“I finished the Bataan Death March yesterday and my feet are BLISTER FREE! I couldn't believe it! Never ever has that happened to me before.”
The Bataan Memorial Death March is an annual commemoration of the Bataan Death March attended by many of the survivors of the march, along with thousands of supporters from around the world. It was held at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, with marchers covering 26 miles in temperatures of up to 90 degrees!! ArmaSkin received feedback from Rebecca, : I finished the Bataan Death March yesterday and my feet are BLISTER FREE! I couldn't believe it! Never ever has that happened to me before. Recovery is so much easier when your feet aren't full of blisters. Thanks so much for making these amazing socks! (Rebecca USA)
“ We had torrential rain for about 7 days while we were there. Over the entire period I had 5 pairs of Army issued socks which I rotated about every 5 days and one pair of ArmaSkin which I wore every day. The ArmaSkin were great. By the end of the exercise I had not one blister”
Hi ArmaSkin Just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the way your anti-blister socks performed during my recent field exercise at Cultana training area near Port Augusta, SA. The whole of 1st Brigade situated in Darwin deployed to SA on exercise and spent 2 months living rough. Over that time the average temperature was about 15 degrees. We had torrential rain for about 7 days while we were there. Over the entire period I had 5 pairs of Army issued socks which I rotated about every 5 days and one pair of ArmaSkin which I wore every day. Over the entire time I hand washed the ArmaSkin when time permitted as we don’t have access to laundry facilities whilst in the field. The ArmaSkin were great. By the end of the exercise I had not one blister which is an amazing improvement over what has happened in the past. Usually I’d be nursing hotspots and blisters for weeks during and after the exercise. (Sapper Grace Aust.)
“170km with 10,000 metre positive elevation. The trail race came, the rain came, the heat was there! BUT the blisters not!”
Nicolas happily reports that ArmaSkin prevented foot blisters on “Le grand raid de la reunion” which he ran on Reunion Island in Oct 2015. In September 2015, after crossing the finish line of the Vietnam Mountain Marathon ; a mountain trail running race of 70km ; I was looking at my painful blisters which made me suffer for the last 20km, when a Malaysian runner came to me and introduced me to Armaskin socks. He was so enthusiastic and guaranteed me that I will never have blisters again if wearing this product. Of course, I was skeptical, as I had blisters almost every race above 20km, and only applying some vaseline every 20km was able to postpone the first one… However, I was heading the next month to my biggest challenge ever, “Le grand raid de la reunion”, which is a one stage trail race of 170km with 10,000 meter positive elevation… in a tropical climate, with risk of rain, crossing of rivers,… I knew I was able to complete it, but was so afraid of the huge blisters, the one which make you stop. So, I visited Armaskin website and ordered directly 3 pairs of socks, as wanted to change at each big checkpoint located each 60km along the way. The race came, the rain came, the heat was there ! BUT the blisters not! And because the feeling on feet was that good, I did not change socks over the 170km. Really unbelievable. My biggest limit was gone, blisters was an old story! Since, I used Armaskin at The North face 100km Hong Kong, at the Vietnam Victory challenge on 50km, and still no blisters. Nicolas (France)
“ I couldn't have completed the walk without my ArmaSkin socks.”
Jo (3rd from left) and three friends undertook the London to Cambridge 100km Ultra Challenge. What an incredible journey. My body was pushed beyond its limits and my mind was wrecked with all the emotions it is possible to feel. I knew then that I would never look at my trekking friends in the same way again. They are all the very best examples of strong, powerful, funny women who I will admire and adore for the rest of my life. I couldn't have completed the walk without my ArmaSkin socks. This year I'm doing 24 peaks in 2 days in the beautiful Lake District, a 50K walk and a 10 day trek in India. I will be taking my ArmaSkin socks all the way. They are always top of my kit list. Thank you ArmaSkin!! Kind regards Jo (UK)