I had promised to say something about the socks that are going with me on the Camino del Norte.
Here they are.
|A blue, a white, and a pink pair.|
As y'all can see, they are all toe socks. (Injinji socks, actually)
Not everyone is suited to these socks. In my case, in 2014 I walked in regular hiking socks. Even aside from the boots being about a half-size too small for the job, the socks were wrong for me. My toes were all over each other and there were loads of blisters.
In 2015 I took some regular socks and Injinji liner socks--with the same boots. (New insoles though!) The shoes did not accomodate double socks. They did go well with just the liner socks. They weren't too thick, I had almost no blisters, and my feet were happy campers.
Now it's 2017 and I have new, larger boots. Thus the new, regular-thickness Injinji socks.