Ok, with all my issues that I've been getting breakin' in my hiking boots, I've started to take more precautions. After getting all the proper first aid equipment (band-aids, anti-blister, polysporin, sport tape, moleskin, etc ), I ventured down to MEC for some hiking socks. I'm told they can make a big difference, so I tried a variety and tested them beforehand.
Ok, these are the most expensive ones and had me at "anti-blister". Found them to be a bit slippery and not enough padding.
These two were a bargain @ $11 compared to the first pair. The ingenius were thinner compared to the Ultimax, but very well padded in the toes and heel.
In the end, I went 50/50 with the last two kinds. Plan to use the thicker ones at the top and on the way down.