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    Default No more clunky Crocs/Waldies type camp shoes.

    http://www.magellans.com/store/Shoes...oesSS321?Args=

    I just despise having to hang anything on the outside of my pack, but thats where my dirty 'ol Croc-knock-offs reside.

    While thumbing thru the junk mail catalogs today, I found these cute little roll up gozmos... Says they weigh 7.5oz, but does not say which size that is for... Since they are slightly cheaper than Crocs, (but not as cheap as my fakes) I may give them to myself for a birthday present.
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    How thick are the soles on these? I tried a pair of super-light mesh "boat shoes." But the soles were so thin that twigs would occasionally poke through. Ouch! Once I started hiking in trail runners, I didn't bother with camp shoes after that.

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    Guess it depends on how you intend to use them. I started off with mesh water shoes and found (like the previous poster) that the soles were too thin and that they got wet and stayed wet for quite a while.

    What it came down to for me was that I wanted a lightweight shoe for around camp but also something I could wear when I was in a town or a hostel.

    I went the whole way with Waldies and if I had it to do all over again I'd make one change ...I'd go with a water shoe from Payless called the "Connect"

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    Default Camp Shoes

    I had an old pair of Teva knock off sandles. I think they came from Walmart.
    They just worked fine and fit inside my pack when they were dry. When they were wet I would hang them outside until they dried.
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    Are crocs any good for river crossings? Are they secure enough on your feet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuffs View Post
    I may give them to myself for a birthday present.
    When's your birthday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkinfool View Post
    Are crocs any good for river crossings? Are they secure enough on your feet?

    I've not had good luck with Crocs for crossings, especially once the sole gets a little worn down. I wear 'em loose anyway, and rushing water doesn't help anything.

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    thin soles won't cut it for me since I suffer from plantar fascitis. I need the thick plastic sole of a Croc. It's the only shoe I have that comforts the pain. I Love my crocs....
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkinfool View Post
    Are crocs any good for river crossings? Are they secure enough on your feet?
    I use mine for river/stream crossings. If you have the one that has the heel straps they will stay on. Mine doesn't so I have to be careful that they don't come off. They do float so maybe you can grab it before it floats away
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    [Lilred;473374]thin soles won't cut it for me since I suffer from plantar fascitis. I need the thick plastic sole of a Croc. It's the only shoe I have that comforts the pain. I Love my crocs....[/quote]

    Lilred,
    What do you do for this? Do you have it constantly, or does it just flare up periodically? I, too, suffer at times and "taping" the bottom of my foot and stretching is the only relief. Absolutely cannot wear a soft sole shoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkinfool View Post
    Are crocs any good for river crossings? Are they secure enough on your feet?
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    They weren't very secure for me. But the Payless SkyWalk "Connect" sandal is ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkinfool View Post
    Are crocs any good for river crossings? Are they secure enough on your feet?
    ive seen plenty of raft guides work in one pair all summer long. great river shoe.

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    I like shoes I can leave under the hammock and slip my feet in when I get out. I've seen those slippers at the LL Bean outlet and they're not much more substantial than socks.

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    Kind of remind me of my water socks. Not to substantial in the foot bed.

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    i like crocs for the kind of massaging affect they have after a long day of walking. the cushion is nice too. these look like walking around a camp might be painful if you step on something sharp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolo View Post
    [Lilred;473374]thin soles won't cut it for me since I suffer from plantar fascitis. I need the thick plastic sole of a Croc. It's the only shoe I have that comforts the pain. I Love my crocs....
    Lilred,
    What do you do for this? Do you have it constantly, or does it just flare up periodically? I, too, suffer at times and "taping" the bottom of my foot and stretching is the only relief. Absolutely cannot wear a soft sole shoe.

    -Bolo[/QUOTE]

    Bolo,
    Mine flairs up too. I'll be limping and in lots of pain and if I put on my crocs the pain and limp go away immediately. It really is amazing. My doc says it's cause of the hard thick plastic. Makes good arch support.

    I also have a pair of custom orthotics. The kind that need to be warmed up and molded to your arch. Cost about $90, but you'll never need to get another pair, and they are formed to you. I had them fitted while wearing my hiking boots. My doc heated it, put it in my boot, and I tied it up and stood there for a few minutes as it molded. They work great. Also, if it starts hurting while hiking, put the arch of your foot on a root that's sticking up across the trail and just rock back and forth for awhile. That works too. I've heard of people taking a rope and putting it under the arch while pulling on the rope. The crocs are the best relief tho.
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    Is 7.2 oz pretty good for a camp shoe weight? It's 7.2 oz total or 3.6 oz for each shoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuffs View Post
    I just despise having to hang anything on the outside of my pack, but thats where my dirty 'ol Croc-knock-offs reside.
    I came across these camp shoes on ebay. They are rather heavy but I like the fact they can be folded for packing.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Light-packable-c...QQcmdZViewItem
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    I got a pair a Sanuk sandals that weigh 16.5 ounces for size 12.
    They have a thick padded sole, uppers are made of canvas, pack very well and are very comfortable. Should make a good camp shoe.

    Panzer

    http://www.amazon.com/Sanuk-Mens-Vag...701394&sr=1-20

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    Oh no. The dreaded double post....

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