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    I'm thinking of croqs vs water shoes which weight less ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryce View Post
    I'm thinking of croqs vs water shoes which weight less ?
    Depends (primarily on the sole design of the water shoe). Crocs are comfy. I haven't tried the other style of shoes listed. I would probably prefer Crocs as I can easily slip them on my feet w/o having to tie any laces (plus they're cheaper than $85).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikerboy57 View Post
    Took a liking to these when I hiked with you this past spring. Just recently picked up a pair for $29 bucks, no tax, free shipping.
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    You really don't NEED camp shoes. They are a luxury item.

    I took a cheap pair of flip flops and wore them primarily in hostel showers. I felt is lessened the chances of picking up some nasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinMusic View Post
    You really don't NEED camp shoes. They are a luxury item.

    I took a cheap pair of flip flops and wore them primarily in hostel showers. I felt is lessened the chances of picking up some nasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinMusic View Post
    You really don't NEED camp shoes. They are a luxury item.

    I took a cheap pair of flip flops and wore them primarily in hostel showers. I felt is lessened the chances of picking up some nasty.
    +1, i didnt bring them on my section hike in maine, and im considering not bringing them on my thru next year.i would definitely bring them if i still wore boots , but with trail runners, the only real benefit is what you suggest- the shower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikerboy57 View Post
    I have a pair of these and love them.

    I don't always take them on a hike, it depends on the hike, but they are the only extra shoes I even consider taking.

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    If you're looking to save a bit of weight then I'd lean more towards a pair of lightweight slip-on sandals at about 7 oz for a men's size 10. At the same size, Crocs and their knock-offs will run about 10-12 oz (depending on the manufacturer) but you get a lot more comfort and you can even hike in them in an emergency, although they are relatively bulky. Vivobarefoot and other "natural" running shoes really don't save you much weight, but they hug your feet and offer some padding. You can get down to the 2-4 ounce range if you go with Cedar Tree's prototype Cuben fiber "slippers" or hurachees(sp?). I'm seriously considering the slippers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by atmilkman View Post
    ... Just recently picked up a pair for $29 bucks, no tax, free shipping.
    Could you share where you found these at that price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCDave View Post
    Could you share where you found these at that price?
    Most likely from a street vendor in Hong Kong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryce View Post
    I'm thinking of croqs
    I've found Croqs to be pretty heavy. Walmart sells a cheap knockoff that are lighter.

    Quote Originally Posted by hikerboy57 View Post
    I've also found a similar item at WalMart (what I use currently because this design is lighter than the croq design).

    Slightly less than the Ultra that hikerboy linked to ($85) would be the Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure regularly priced at $60 ($29 would be an extreme clearance price... when the only thing left is a size 39 womens... $40 - 50 is more typical of clearance prices I've seen). I think the difference between the Ultra and Ultra Pure is some sort of sock insert that comes with the Ultra.

    One word of warning... the quoted weight for Vivobarefoot is PER shoe.

    In any case, I use either of these style shoes to double as a camp and water shoe. I don't want to rely on sandals as water shoes as the tops of my feet are not protected (like when a foot slips and my toes try to get wedged under a rock).
    Last edited by HooKooDooKu; 11-05-2013 at 18:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCDave View Post
    Could you share where you found these at that price?
    I got lucky, I'm a size 13. Had to get the grey which I liked better anyway. http://www.6pm.com/vivobarefoot-ultra-pure-black
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfayer View Post
    Most likely from a street vendor in Hong Kong
    You funny guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HooKooDooKu View Post
    I've found Croqs to be pretty heavy. Walmart sells a cheap knockoff that are lighter.


    I've also found a similar item at WalMart (what I use currently because this design is lighter than the croq design).

    Slightly less than the Ultra that hikerboy linked to ($85) would be the Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure regularly priced at $60 ($29 would be an extreme clearance price... when the only thing left is a size 39 womens... $40 - 50 is more typical of clearance prices I've seen). I think the difference between the Ultra and Ultra Pure is some sort of sock insert that comes with the Ultra.

    One word of warning... the quoted weight for Vivobarefoot is PER shoe.

    In any case, I use either of these style shoes to double as a camp and water shoe. I don't want to rely on sandals as water shoes as the tops of my feet are not protected (like when a foot slips and my toes try to get wedged under a rock).
    Oops, sorry for the confusion, mine are the ultra pures.
    Last edited by atmilkman; 11-05-2013 at 18:45.
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    I wear Skechers Go Walk slip ons. 8oz for the pair. Comfy and quick-drying.
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    No camp shoes here, ever.

    Dont find them necessary.

    If you shoes/boots are so uncomfortable you need to get out of them , something is wrong.

    It might be nice to have something easy to slip on for a 2am pee break, but usually barefoot works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atmilkman View Post
    I got lucky, I'm a size 13. Had to get the grey which I liked better anyway. http://www.6pm.com/vivobarefoot-ultra-pure-black
    I got mine this summer for $26.99 and they are red,white,& blue (Patriotic ). I just hope the red never fades in to pink.
    I personally like them for fording, slip on at night, and glad i got them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro View Post
    I got mine this summer for $26.99 and they are red,white,& blue (Patriotic ). I just hope the red never fades in to pink.
    I personally like them for fording, slip on at night, and glad i got them.
    If the red fades to pink just tell everybody your trail name is coach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atmilkman View Post
    If the red fades to pink just tell everybody your trail name is coach.
    I guess we just consider it an upgrade on the "coral" crocks.
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