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    Default Crocs and other camp shoes?

    What are the favorites for around camp or stream crossings, etc. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lobster
    What are the favorites for around camp or stream crossings, etc. ?
    http://www.sprintaquatics.com/prodin...tem=4&mitem=10

    These are my favorite camp shoes. The weight per pair is only 2 oz.
    They dry out quickly. I wear 'em with wool socks in cold weather.

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    What do you wear Lobster?
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    just got a pair of crocs for christmas. haven't worn them in nature yet but swear i think they're the most comfortable shoes i've ever worn.

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    I found a pair of injection molded Reebok sandals at Discount Shoe Warehouse for $10. They weigh 8 oz. There is nothing to absorb water, so they dry in no time. I can wear socks with them. The only down side is they do not have a heel strap, so they are not as secure as Crocks for creek crossings.

    I quit carrying my Chacos. They are very comfortable, but they weigh tooooooooo much! I tried using Teva Proton water shoes. They are light, but the sole is not very thick so they are not comfortable on rocky ground. Also, I find the Protons take way too long to dry in cool weather.

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    I carried a pair of Waldies on my thru in 2003. They still have a lot of life left in them and I'd carry them again.

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    I used a simple pair of flip-flops through NH and Maine this past fall and they worked great.. weighed just a few Z's and I found you can easily wear socks with them around camp if its cold.

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    what the hell are "camp" shoes?

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    Shoes someone changes into in camp maybe?

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    what's wrong with the shoes they got to camp with?

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    but those are hiking shoes... duhh.

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    Actually, I used to ask myself the same question, why do I need these (received Crocs as a gift). Then I tried them and, in addition to the comfort of being out of a damp boot for a while, I found my boots dried a lot quicker and felt more comfortable when I put them on again.

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    At a town stop in Helen GA we discovered Nothinz........look like Crocs but are even lighter and more comfy. Crocs creep me out and feel too weird on my feet. My 83 yr old mom has a hard time with all sorts of shoes but she can wear Nothinz all day long. We bought the Nothinz and ditched our Tevas in the hotel room. Sad parting with them but necessary to get rid of the weight. I've since bought a new pair of Tevas but I'll always take the Nothinz with me now.
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    Mrs Baggins: Do you know what your Nothinz weigh? I am a croc user here, and have hiked hundreds of miles with my crocs as camp shoes, but my Mens 8-9 Crocs weigh 10.4 ounces and I would like a lighter option.

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    Found one website that said "less than 8 oz".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mocs123 View Post
    Mrs Baggins: Do you know what your Nothinz weigh? I am a croc user here, and have hiked hundreds of miles with my crocs as camp shoes, but my Mens 8-9 Crocs weigh 10.4 ounces and I would like a lighter option.
    I found a website selling them that gives the weight as 6 oz. I'd say that's about right. They have a much more "air pillow" feeling than Crocs and you will forget you even have them on.
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    If you feel the need for "camp shoes", maybe you need better hiking shoes. Just loosen the laces a bit. As for stream crossings, remove your socks and put your boots back on and go for it.

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    That's what I wear. I bought them in Damascus a few years ago. They make great camp shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by take-a-knee View Post
    If you feel the need for "camp shoes", maybe you need better hiking shoes. Just loosen the laces a bit. As for stream crossings, remove your socks and put your boots back on and go for it.
    It's not a question of how the hiking shoes fit. When I get to camp, I want something drier on my feet. It's nice to get out of wet boots and wet socks and put dry socks on. Don't want to stick dry socks in wet boots, hence, camp shoes. It's important to take care of your feet. Keeping them as dry as possible is always a good idea.

    Funny how this logic seems to escape people.....
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