"Your Feet Are Your Babies" Europe Packing List Tip by RoscoeGregg

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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You are allways afoot in Europe. Bring your most comfortable broken in walking shoes or boots.

If they are new wear them at home till the are broken in. If you do not have a pair that fit replace them with a pair that do. Look till you find a brand that fits your foot. Look for a good shop where they still know how to measure your foot and fit you with the right footwear.

Break them in at home. A blister at home is an annoyance. In Europe where you reach most things on foot it could derail your fun completely.

Bring good socks. Wool or synthetic will work much better to prevent blisters than cotton and dry faster when you wash them. Bring at least 3-4 pair so you can wash one pair out each evening and have a clean dry pair always ready

I know this sounds a bit excessive but footwear and walking are an especialty of mine. I have hiked 10s of thousands of miles and I am on my feet every day. I have fit hundreds of people with boots and shoes. I have not had a blister since 1979. (brag, brag, brag)

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