Ultralight shoes for river crossing and camp

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by PhilHo, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    Just doing a search for ultralite sandals and came across these forclaz ones from Decathlon, anyone seen them in the flesh? Opinions? Nearest decathlon to me is a hundred odd miles away so no chance of seeing them.



    At 360g for a pair of size 9.5 it saves 100g odd on my tevas, but about 100g more than my vivos. More camp shoe than river, although they're advertised as "hydrophobic sandals for taking a shower in mountain refuges"

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  2. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Look like Xero knock-offs, even the weight is similar https://xeroshoes.com/shop/gender/mens/ztrek-men/

    I have a pair of Xero Z-treks. They'd be great, but my feet don't fit them correctly, I keep stepping on the raised edge around the heel.

    What Vivos do you have?
  3. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    Early vivo ultra 2's

    The Xeros interested me, but the reviews on them are pretty shocking.

    The Unshoes Pah Tempe also really interested me, but it's easier getting drunk on baileys Irish Cream than it is getting a pair.

    These forclaz have piqued my intrest, at least at 14 quid if they fall apart it's not a drama
  4. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    I've Bedrock Cairn Pro 3Ds and they've been great, but they are heavier than the Z-treks.

    I'd try these, as they might be very good value.
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  5. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    Given them a brash.

    Particularly liked Decathlons postage options
    3.99 Standard Delivery arrives 17th Feb
    7.99 Express Delivery arrives 17th Feb
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  6. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

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  8. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

  9. Nigelp

    Nigelp Ultralighter

    Will be interested to know if they have actual grip on damp grass or mud. I like crocs for canoeing camp shoes but they are lethal around a river bank or tow path!
  10. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    @Nigelp I've had them since first week in June and have worn them on a variety of surfaces including wet grass. I think they are about as good as they could be for moulded clogs. The surface gloss soon wears off the grip areas. I'd describe the grip as more like MuckBoots than Hunters wellies.

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  11. Nigelp

    Nigelp Ultralighter

    Thanks. Sounds like they will do the job. I also have (Very worn) muck boots and they are just about ok with care.

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