About HikeGoo From the Manufacture: HikeGoo forms a protective friction-free layer between the skin and sock that's permeable, so sweat passes through. All of FootKinetics Foot Creams stay on the skin's surface protecting feet from skin damage while absorbing slowly and cleanly. Balancing the ratio of hard waxes and lanolin with soft waxes such as Jojoba, Mimosa, and Sunflower provide the optimum skin protection and moisturization for each activity. The more hard wax, the longer the product stays on the skin's surface, providing durable protection, and the slower it absorbs. The more soft waxes, the greater the skin's absorption and moisturization while continuing to provide a protective layer between the skin and sock. Socks easily wash clean.