In the sport of adventure racing, success or failure depends on our feet. As any adventure racer knows, whether the race is six hours or six days, our feet take a beating. Blisters, cuts, abrasions and worse are commonplace, and so we at Rootstock Racing prioritize footcare as one of the most essential tasks during any adventure race. In addition to carefully selecting shoes and socks, Rootstock Racing relies heavily on Foot Kinetics’ products, especially Hike Goo. Unlike many products that wear off quickly, dry out our skin, or absorb into our clothes, Hike Goo is designed to last longer while better protecting our feet (and clothes!) even after hours of pounding. While countless adventure racing teams have been slowed or knocked out due to blisters, Rootstock Racing has been racing for years without foot problems. Foot Kinetics’ lubricants are an integral part of our race gear and our team’s sustained success!
I have been adventure racing for over a decade, and foot care is critical to me as an individual racer and as a member of a team. Having one team member hobbled by bad feet can deflate and ruin the experience for all. As long as I use a good foot lubricant, I have avoided blisters for almost ten years. Foot Kinetics became my lubricant of choice a few ago, and I haven’t looked back as my feet are always in great shape, even after multiple days of racing.