Who knew that socks would be such an important factor for hikers? For many years I've been wearing nylon Silver Toe socks, purchased at Sears. Six socks for 10 bucks. For me this has been a good deal and in all that time, no (fiction) blisters. Most people like some kind of blend sock: wool, polyester, whatever, but I love my nylon socks from Sears. However, they are no longer to be found! There are lots of blend socks but no nylon socks. So today I got some 98% polyester, 2% spandex socks to try out... Six pair for $3.99. - crazy, but if they work, I'm a happy hiker.