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

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

  1. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Thats why I carry thin neoprene swimshoes, but yeah fair play to you.
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  2. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Taz I've been thinking about carrying something like that purely for stream crossings. Would yours do the job? If so, where do I find some?
  3. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Section Hiker

    I've been swayed by everyone here and next time I'm in London I'll be trying a few pairs on to find something that fits. My Brooks Cascadias, which are several years old, are my every day shoes around the farm when it's not too muddy.
  4. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I have a solution for those who don't like the thought of getting wet feet, verruca socks ...

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  5. cathyjc

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  6. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Cheap n nasty from amazon, they are on the small side and dont look super durable, but weigh little and can be worn in and around the tent.

    OverDose Unisex Barefoot Water Skin Shoes Aqua Socks for Beach Swim Surf Yoga Exercise (XL, Black)
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  7. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Those water socks... On a cursory glance they look like most of them are made from thin neoprene? Not as light as they could be, and not that quick to dry.
    I would have thought heavyweight lycra with a rubber dipped sole would be lighter/dry quicker?
  8. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Not sure Gadget, Ill have to try it.
  9. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    The cheap barefoot socks I've tried from ebay, dry quicker than the rubber soled beach shoes . But they are not much more use than being barefoot for rocky, uneven/slippery river crossings. No cushioning at all. Just add a bit of warmth but hardly grip. And I've gone down sizes in them, and they still fall off when wet and kicking swimming. Ok for walking around in camp though. Or sandy beaches.

    For rocky River crossings, if not confident, best do like Chiseller above on his swim - wear your footwear sans socks n insoles. Much safer. If warm like now, for the odd dip on the move, I don't even remove socks n footbeds. Just clothes.
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  10. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Im just being a cheapskate, should buy the lightweight sandals I've been eyeing up but have been spending a bit lately.
  11. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    The joy of walking through frigid chalk streams this weekend insoles and all :singing:

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