Originally Posted by DemostiX
I'm likely not the only one whose feet perspire differently from the rest of his/her body, so the treatment may need to be different.
I know they sweat,from the unsuitability of the popular and vapor-impermeable rubber "Crocs" for mine, the ones with thin fleece within the rubber shoe shell. Not surprised from distant similar experience, but I had to give Crocs a try because I got them as a gift from someone eager for me to appreciate them.
Just sitting around indoors, the fact that my feet had sweat-loaded the fleece was apparent from the evaporative cooling from the thin socks I was also wearing any time I slipped out of the Crocs, as well, of course, as from the damp of the shoe liner.
So, do any regular users of VBs have to make an exception for their feet? BillyBob?
Demostix, these bumps brought me back to this older thread, which made me realize I had eiher just missed your post or just forgot to answer it. Sorry bout that!
But I don't know how useful of an answer I can give. It is just going to require personal experiment which you may have already done by now.
But, no, I don't have to make an exception for my feet, at least not when sleeping or sitting around camp. I have never hiked with them yet, but I bet Fronkey has. But my feet have often become damp, more so than my torso when just sitting around in a VB shirt or pants.
I was in my HHSS the other day at a ridiculously cold feeling ( considering it was only 43F not minus 10 but felt cold! ) temp. I started out in a VB shirt with a light insulated jacket and that is all I needed on top while I was out, very toasty. But I noticed my feet felt sweaty in my UQ and nylon socks before i decided to add the VB socks. They still felt sweaty with the VB socks of course, but it was no worse.
Back later, got to go eat!