I recently came back from a hike in the Swedish mountains. It rained about five minutes per hour, was rather windy with day temperatures between 3 and 11 degrees, and night temperatures between 0 and 4. The ground was boggy at times and sometimes rocky. During one of the days, about two hours were spent on snow. It took a while before I could feel my toes again after climbing and walking through that snow. The hike lasted for 6 days and I had dry feet about half a day to one day. I got no blisters but the feet were cool to cold most of the time. This made me think about footwear - obviously. I had to do some testing to see if it was worth the wet feet to save some weight. Continues reading if you are interested in my findings. I weighed the three pairs of footwear I choose between for each hike and also the socks I'm usually wearing. Well, for this hike I brought a pair of sandals to try out, they broke after 45 minutes. I wore my Scarpa Mojito the rest of the time. Dry weight: 40 g, Icebreaker socks made of 60-90% merino wool and the rest synthetic materials 856 g, Salomon X Ultra Prime with Superfeet insoles 883 g, Scarpa Mojito with original insoles 1521 g, Lundhags Park (had not been greased in a couple of months) with felted wool insoles plus a layer of reflective material Wet weight after being submerged in 10 cm of water for two minutes and then drained two minutes: 122 g, Icebreaker socks 1112 g, Salomon 1023 g, Scarpa 1541 g, Lundhags Wet weight after two hours of drying in room temperature indoors: 99 g, Icebreaker socks 1057 g, Salomon 1000 g, Scarpa 1533 g, Lundhags Weight after 24 hours of drying in room temperature indoors: 40 g, Icebreaker socks 911 g, Salomon 934 g, Scarpa 1525 g, Lundhags When digesting the figures, consider the weight (80 g after 2 min / 59 g after 2 h) of the absorbed water in the socks that inevitably gets absorbed when using shoes such as the Salomon and Scarpa. The Lundhags is a boot and the water was not deep enough for water to seep in. The Salomon mesh shoe absorbed more water than the suede Scarpa but the Salomon dried faster than the Salomon. The Lundhags did absorb little water, some by the laces and some in the leather because it was not saturated enough by grease. The weights that best reflects the situation during this hike are those given after two minutes of draining. This kind of scale is used by the local drug dealers so I trust it, but not the dealers. Links to the shoes/boots: https://www.amazon.com/Salomon-Ultra-Prime-Hiking-Shoes/dp/B073JXDC91 https://www.scarpa.com/mojito https://www.lundhags.com/en/footwear/women/shell-boots-12f29b76/park-d1b31491/?code=7318731346469 What are your thoughts about this?