Trail shoes when it's wet, I just don't 'get' it.

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by SafetyThird, May 15, 2018.

  1. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Sidas absorb very little water.

    Again not cheap but mine have outlasted 3 pairs of Terroc's .

    Everso slightly aggressive sides to footbeds, after multiple hot days (well that's Scotland for you :angelic:) but it's difficult to recommend something for an area so specific to its owner.

    I've noticed an astonishing variety of feet out there.. Almost as distinctive as faces :)
  2. bonarkr

    bonarkr Day Walker

    Thankyou very much for these replies to my question about alternative footbeds for my Roclites.
    I have orthotics for my 'normal' footwear and these worked fine in the Roclites, hence I will go with the Rock Fall EVA footbeds which do not look to have much of an arch moulded into them and hence still use my orthotics.
    As the Roclite insoles are 6mm thick under ball of foot I will probably also go with PORON 4000 3mm underneath (I already have this but had not thought to use it) as a volume reducer.
    Many thanks again for suggestions.
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  3. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

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  4. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I found the volume in the new roclites small, so reduced it in my size 11 325s by swapping the foot beds with my size 10.5 295s. Both are improved for me. Kept the original footbeds in my size 12 325s, as you say very comfortable. Will look into wp replacements too though.
  5. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Just come back from a 8m bimble with man and dog across some hills in mid Wales wearing trailshoes.

    Verdict; wet but warm feet, great grip, light n nimble, knees not sure about this change in footwear and insoles, narrower than my boots, not sure if my toes would be okay on longer trips.

    Still not sure whether I like to walk with pruned feet when its wet (and it usually is), especially on multi day hikes.
  6. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

  7. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

  8. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    I've had the med weight - slightly chunkier version for a few years now...

    Ive probably done ten days overall of wet walking in them, maybe a week of cycling.. All sound so far..

    The thought of rain right now appeals greatly to a slightly panicked. drought stricken vegetable farmer.. :arghh:
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  9. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Cheers, I tried sealskinz (the army issue) which performed well but are quite bulky, and often use the army liners ( goretex over sock) which is great when you get it to fit just right in your boot (or it will rub).
    Might give these a bash for when (if :confuseded:) the weather gets back to normal.

    (Dont tell anyone but I wore a dress today :eek:...but killed my feet with stupid shoes which now face eviction (ebay).
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  10. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I was considering a hiking kilt myself :D
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  11. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    The dexshell are a completely different animal to sealskins - just like wearing normal socks - my oh so delicate lady feet can't cope with lumpy things, or rucked up stuff in my shoes.

    I often wear a frock off duty, am right now - pink and flowery as it happens - and a skirt when hiking in the heat - much breezier - and facilitates all those mentionable, and unmentionable undercarriage activities, that a normal human female undertakes from time to time :angelic:

    And I'm sure its less weight - plus easier to whip off leggings and what have you - that you might have started out wearing earlier in the cool of the day.

    Pretty sure that laydee who busted the triple crown US hikey wotsit thingy wore a dress a lot of the time ...

    Just ditch the uncomfortable shoes - why anyone would torture their feet, with some of the 'foot wear' you see, in that vicious way is well beyond me..:confused:

    They are such a magnificent feat of bio engineering - that take us where we want to go - so lets be nice to the poor things ...
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  12. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    My hillwalking / yoga mate Bob wears one a lot of the time - and he's even older than ysself :eek:

    His masculinity still seems pretty much intact ...

    Though why there continues to be such nervousness around guys wearing skirts is also beyond me.

    Especially on a forward - looking ; open to innovation forum such as this :confused:
  13. edh

    edh Thru Hiker


    What has that got to do with it?

    I've seen many US hikers (99.9% female) wearing, usually, light dresses rather than skirts.

    Seems like a great idea to me for hot n dry.
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  14. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Age has nothing to do with anything..:angelic:
    Unless you choose to make it so.

    I might (only might mind) even peruse one of your US hikey reports if you're going to be sporting a darling little chiffon number.. :D

    Polka dots, or floral??

    Decisions, decisions... Best start a poll :rolleyes:
  15. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Be who you wanna be mate :biggrin:
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  16. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    As you did.

    You might blanche at the amounts of aviation fuel consumed... so best not
  17. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Dude, I'm hoping to squeeze into one of Jo's cast off's :D
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  18. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    You're right, the overpowering fumes might put me into a proper swoon..
  19. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Stupid shoes; yesterday (funeral) the soles on my clarks boots melted then started to fall apart..., today blisters wearing summer shoes (I forgot they were pigs to wear after 10 minutes), a pair of sandally things (very nice decent looking ones) quickly bought in a charity shop were just as bad...:stinkyfeet:...and all because my tevas clash with the dress :bag:

    That's probably the last time I wear such items ever. I can happily wear my pool slippers all day so now I will :) and my docs in winter :D
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  20. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    You may need to drop a dress size then mate she's a 6 to 8 now :roflmao:....
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  21. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Just go shopping and try out some dresses :) make sure they dont clash with your gaiters.
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  22. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Or your hair :kiss:
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  23. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Now you're just being a dick :D

    But you're good at it
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  24. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    I do try :whistling:
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  25. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Another plus for running shoes....
    So on the way down from the helvellyn circuit,
    We spotted a tasty looking pool...

    Off with the trainers, off with the socks, out with the insoles...
    Back on with the trainers...
    And into the pool of life....
    Being able to wear my trainers to swim, meant none of that slipping and risking damaging my feet...
    Back out...air dry and rub down my feet with the tops of my socks...trainers squeezed, heel cups squeezed...insoles back in, feet back in socks, shoes back on and off we go.
    I wouldn't have had the opportunity to feel the invigorating sensation had I been trekking in boots or goretex trainers....Another win :ninja:
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