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Offline bsweet

Camp Shoe ideas????
« on: January 06, 2011, 06:38:27 pm »
I've got all my gear figured out and strealined except for camp/off the bike shoes.
Right now I've got running shoes (racing flats), but boy do they take up a lot of room.
We definitely walk around when not on the bike, so flip flops won't do.
Size/volume is more important than weight.
Any ideas anyone????

Brian Sweet

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Camp Shoe ideas????
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 09:07:44 pm »
I swear by my Teva sandals, although they're fairly old.  I think Chacos and Keen make similar sandals now.  Things to look for include ankle strap(s) and no thong between the toes.  That lets you wear them with socks if it's chilly, although I wanted something more substantial wading through slush at the top of Logan Pass.

Pack flat; weigh only a few ounces; protect your feet from rocks; wearable in the shower, although the straps may stay damp for a few days.  I wrapped them in a plastic bag to keep the dirt and sand from getting everywhere in the pannier.

Offline driftlessregion

Re: Camp Shoe ideas????
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011, 09:29:38 pm »
Ditto Chaco & Teva. Only choice.

Offline Wayne00001

Re: Camp Shoe ideas????
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 11:35:06 pm »
Crocs or the nock offs

Wayne

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Camp Shoe ideas????
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 12:03:23 am »
Keen Newports.  A little heavy, but very comfortable and I can wear then all day hiking, going in water, everthing.
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Offline knolltop

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Re: Camp Shoe ideas????
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 06:56:31 am »
I swear by my Teva sandals, although they're fairly old.
+1.  I hang them on outside of panniers so no room in panniers required.
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Offline mucknort

Re: Camp Shoe ideas????
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 09:38:15 am »
My son likes Five Finger Shoes on tour (I've never tried em).


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Re: Camp Shoe ideas????
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 09:44:43 am »
Get something that can double as shower shoes/sandals to protect your feet from plantar warts and athlete's foot.  Use mountain pedals with shoes with recessed cleats suitable for hiking and going in stores.

Offline HONDO

Re: Camp Shoe ideas????
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 11:03:28 am »
TEVA sandals all the way. Ive been using them since the 80s. Ive tried KEEN, they are ok but not as good overall.

Offline tonythomson

Re: Camp Shoe ideas????
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 12:20:51 pm »
+1 for Crocs, light, don't rub between toes, ideal for in the shower, look acceptable for wearing away from bike, pretty tough and you can fix Mickey Mouse tags to them well OK maybe not a plus  :D

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Offline staehpj1

Re: Camp Shoe ideas????
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 12:31:37 pm »
Crocs or the nock offs

Wayne
+1
Bulk isn't a problem just hang them on the back somewhere with a carabiner.

A few key requirements for me are:
1. Must be easy to just step into when leaving the tent.
2. Must double as shower shoes.
3. Must be OK for walking a few miles.
4. Must be light weight.

Crocs meet all of those requirements nicely, but If I will be hiking a lot I might consider adding a pair of trail running shoes.  Most trips I do not find that necessary, since my hikes while on tour are typically just short walks.  That said when we spend a week in Yosemite Valley I bought a pair of light trail running shoes.

BTW, I own a pair of Vibram Five Fingers and enjoy running in them, but they do not meet requirement #1 since they are a pain to put on.  Also they are not optimum as shower shoes (item #2).  They are fine for hiking though.

Offline Lowly Swale

Jinga dancing shoes
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011, 05:01:16 pm »

Jinga dancing shoes do it for me,
http://www.jingashop.com
Light & fold flat but just enough to walk over wet or gritty sufaces, mind the sharp pebbles though!
Handy for a Salsa down Mexico way too.

Offline janetanorth

Re: Camp Shoe ideas????
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2011, 07:09:47 pm »
crocs=light weight, can wear with socks,step in and out, no problem in water. cons-crappy to ride in, not much of an urban fashion statement. good luck-shoe choices can be a b***h. don't hesitate to send home miscreants and start again.

Offline peterharris

Re: Camp Shoe ideas????
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2011, 09:47:15 pm »
Amen to the Keen Newports. I have two pair of the Newport H2 (same as the Newport but made for use in water) and love them ... feel good, keep your feet cool, durable. You could buy the Newport H2 and use them as shower shoes - they dry pretty quickly. Easy to put on and are good for long walks. They're not the lightest but they'll offer more protection for your tootsies that regular sandals or flip-flops.

Offline knolltop

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Re: Camp Shoe ideas????
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2011, 11:06:51 pm »
Agree w/ Staehpj's key requirements. 
My Tevas satisfy all but #1 for me. 
Just can't feel the love for crocs ... just no style!   ;D
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