Yes, you can lace boots to relieve foot pain.
When you prepare to go hiking, your first thoughts should be to prevent blisters and injuries to your feet. Selecting proper hiking socks is one of the most important ways to do that. As you’ve learned, Merino Wool is ALWAYS the right choice of material, but the placement of the cushioning and the right fit are of equal importance. Thankfully, Darn Tough offers socks in such a wide-array of activity-specific models.
Selection of the right hiking boots is also important. You must make sure they fit your feet and that you’ve taken the time to break them in before setting out for a longer hike.
You’ve probably figured all of this out along the way, but did you know there are different ways to lace your boots to relieve foot pain on different parts of your feet?