Apex booties

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Nevis, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    Afternoon all :)

    Looking to get a few things organised now for the upcoming winter season and was looking at some Apex Choonies from liteway and hoping they might keep my feet a wee bit warmer on the colder nights in the winter. Was just about to say okleydokely when i noticed the shipping price!!!! Nearly the same again cost in postage :(

    So the question is are there any other available in Europe from other companies so no import charges?

    Cheers

    K:)
  2. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Montane Prism boots?
    PhD bootie?
  3. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    PhD...cost an arm and a leg :(
    Montane...not very warm and bulky...only heard that from second hand source
  4. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    The Liteway ones are available from Walk on the Wild Side, in Germany, for 35 Euro. I don't know the shipping cost.
  5. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    They seem to be the light version...looking for the toasty version :)
  6. Matt Chaz

    Matt Chaz Summit Camper

    Might be a crazy idea, but anyone ever thought of converting booties so they can be used as trekking poles mitts/ covers/ choonies? Cut a slit from top of toe up to base of the ankle, make velcro closeable, insert handle of pole via this, close up, attach to pole with strap/ reusable cable tie, then insert hand thru top of bootie, to create something like the pacer pole hand warmers? Might be bit of a struggle getting hands into them maybe?
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  7. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Exped do some that a mate gets on well with. I really like my North Face down boots with a proper foam waterproof treaded sole but they dont make the cut often as they are bulky. I really like my MEC synthetics and I've walked miles in the wet snow in those and at stupid temps, but they are N America and so hard to get.
    Personally, I struggle with soleless booties for camping. They are only any use in the tent and then I may as well just shove my feet in the sleep insulation. If I want to wear them outside, they get wet/dirty. I put my normal footwear on or some Heat holder socks and Croc copies.
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  8. bazpoint

    bazpoint Backpacker

    I happen to own both the Liteways (original version - Apex 66 I think) and the Montane Prisms.

    The Montanes have a (quite sturdy) sole, to the point that I have happily worn them around camp (when it's dry, obviously), & you could walk on gravel with them without killing your feet. The downside is that they're much bulkier, & not so great for sleeping in.

    The Liteways are the opposite - very minimalist, light, compact. Prettymuch useless as shoes, but ideal for sleeping.

    As for warmth, I've never really directly compared them, though my gut feeling is that the Liteways are warmer, even in the 66 version. Still both nice though. If I was only to keep one set it'd probably be the Montanes just because I get way more use out of them (family camping, even around the house in winter), but the Liteways certainly have their place where weight is a premium.


    (edit - I did a couple of comparison photos but I've never embedded here before & it didn't seem to work - maybe just look here: https://imgur.com/a/rvwBC3e)

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    Last edited: Jun 30, 2020
  9. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Direct uploads requires you to be a supporting member, or search the forum, I've made a quick guide how to embed Imgur photos.
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