What 'camp shoes'

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by humankeith, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Sue

    Sue Trail Blazer

    I offer for consideration my ninja/samurai sandals (according to @Lamont-Cranston :D) - already shown in the MYOG gear thread.
    Not much good for river crossing but designed for camp wear with socks (to discourage ticks).
    Total weight 36g for the pair
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  2. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    I cant use sliders, flip flops etc as camp shoes as Scotland floats (where I walk), whenever you step out of the tent/bothy theres a good chance (more often than not) your getting wet feet/socks, my first ever pair of camp shoes were north face baffies, lovely and warm, but soaking wet 2 minutes later. Dumped in a bin near spean bridge. I then made my own "foam mat" sliders, they were even worse, plus they fell apart anyway:D

    My camp shoe also needs to be ok for river crossings, that's actually my main stipulation, camp shoe is an added bonus
  3. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

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  4. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Pretty neat design actually and impressive skills Sue - how robust are they? Still holding up?
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  5. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Fresh socks, plastic bags cut down and footwear back on with insole out to dry usually...
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  6. Sue

    Sue Trail Blazer

    As good as the day I made them!...
    Okay, not worn since the day I made them. :(

    A distinct lack of camping in past 2 months has meant that they have not yet been tested in the field. I used very thin insoles but they should still give some protection from stones and sharp bits. Stronger insoles would give better protection but would of course weigh more.
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