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    Default Camp/River Crossing Shoe?

    Does anyone have a good recommendation for a super lightweight camp shoe that could be good for some stream crossings too? I know Crocs are good for that but I can't get myself to spend 30 freakin dollars on those things

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    Many buy these: http://warmstuff.com/product_info.ph...roducts_id=218
    $9 a pair. 3oz/pair for the mens size 8.
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    I have been wearing http://www.rei.com/product/798240/vi...ort-shoes-mens. Last year on the John Muir Trail I have to confess that i never wear then when I cross creeks just worm my trail runner shoes. Look into http://barefootrunningshoes.org/sock...ive-amphibian/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwardo Rodriguez View Post
    I have been wearing http://www.rei.com/product/798240/vi...ort-shoes-mens. Last year on the John Muir Trail I have to confess that i never wear then when I cross creeks just worm my trail runner shoes. Look into http://barefootrunningshoes.org/sock...ive-amphibian/
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    I recently got a pair of Speedo water shoes at Costco for sailing. They are very comfortable for walking and look good for fording. They wouldn't hold up to extended hiking, I expect. $30, 21 oz/ pair in size 12.
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    Vivobarefoot pure.

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    You can get crock knockoffs at Walmart for half the price. Probably good to check Dollar General they too had crock knockoffs but with the new season shipment of Summer footwear I am not sure what they got now, but might be worth a look.

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    Whatever you get make sure they are secured around the back of your heel / achilles tendon area. I tried fording a stream in Maine with flip flops and the under current ripped it right off my foot and there was no catching it.
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    Default Camp shoes

    I am looking at this subject as well. I use Tevas and they are good in camp and for stream crossing,these are my luxury item but they add considerable weight. Others recommend Chacos, are they lighter than Tevas? I would change if there is something lighter that you can hike as well at times like the Tevas. I have tried Crocs and they are good but bulky. I have also tried the MYO insole flip flop whilst light they are not very practical even in camp.The Teva Zilch save a couple of ounces but are minimal so concerned about hiking any distance in those.

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    I used Croc knockoffs for stream crossings and wrapped a section of Velcro to the heel strap then around the front of my ankle so they wouldn't get ripped off if I slipped or by fast moving water current.

    Glad I did.
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    I just go barefoot.
    Some people take the straight and narrow. Others the road less traveled. I just cut through the woods.

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    Yes, you can go barefoot. But I'd rather be able to slip my foot out of a Croc in case I slip and get my foot wedged tight in a rock. I don't look good flailing my arms in chest high water.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokes View Post
    I used Croc knockoffs for stream crossings and wrapped a section of Velcro to the heel strap then around the front of my ankle so they wouldn't get ripped off if I slipped or by fast moving water current.

    Glad I did.
    I like this idea. Velcro strips would give another method of attaching somewhere. I've been using my hiking pole straps, but I do like the idea of an alternate method and location.
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    My $30 crocs lasted 2000 miles, good use of money imo







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    Have you considered wearing trail runners.?

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    I think it is wise to use something to cross. Why? Glad you asked-if there is something sharp under the water and you step on it your footsie is going to be injured. This could put a dent in a hike. I have always used my boots but am going to change to Crocs or lightweight sandals.
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