Saturday, December 3, 2022


Hikers: Do your feet hurt? Try this solution




By Bob Difley

I suppose you could say there are two types of RVers, one that sits in front of the TV most of the day, and the other who is out exploring, hiking, bird and wildlife watching, and stalking the wild asparagus (remember Euell Gibbons’ book?).

My wife Lynn and I fall into the latter category and in our many decades of stomping around forests, up mountains, and across deserts on every kind of surface imaginable, we have come to appreciate those foot aids that help alleviate the pain of those many enjoyable miles, though many were often on hard, rocky surfaces, along with the abrasion, blisters and friction that go with them.

We have both used various types of pads, sleeves, cushions and more, so when the people at Silipos asked me to try out their line of “Innovative Gel Solutions” I couldn’t resist. I tried out their Gel Toe Protector that proved to be as they described it: an “effective support for jammed, sprained, & injured toe tips.” It was just what I needed to protect my poor second toe (which was sore and raw from rubbing against the end of my hiking boot).

Lynn tried the “Active Gel Toe Spacer” to separate her big and second toes, whose purpose was to align “the big toe to help reduce pain associated with bunions, overlapping toes, and toe drift.” As both a hiker and exercise instructor, her feet take a brutal beating year after year. She wears the toe spacer every day now, to much relief.

With these gel foot aids, both of us – and you too – should be able to log many, many more miles in living our active RV Lifestyle. And isn’t that what our concept of RVing is all about? 

Check out the Silipos website for their variety of foot aids – including heel cushions, ball of foot cushions, toe tubes, plantar fasciitis gel arch sleeves, corn pads, bunion sleeves, and on and on – that will put a smile back on your face when your feet stop complaining.

You can also find Silipos Gel Foot Aids on Amazon.

 You can find Bob Difley’s RVing e-books on Amazon Kindle. Follow on BoondockBobblog.

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