Creek Hiking

Moderator: HAZ - Moderators

Linked Guides none
Linked Areas none
Post Reply
User avatar
kingsnake
Mickey Mouse is a Rat!
Posts: 1457
Joined: Dec 20 2010 7:14 am
City, State: Sunnyslope, PHX
Contact:

Creek Hiking

Post by kingsnake » Sep 03 2015 1:40 pm

When I hiked the east end of Aravaipa back in May, I was a bit put out by the amount of pebbles getting between my sandals and feet. Not only a pain in the foot, but pumpkin as well. So, I need a recommendation on footware that is best for preventing pebble infiltration ...
http://prestonm.com : Everyone's enjoyment of the outdoors is different and should be equally honored.

User avatar
cactuscat
Zion Dreamer
Posts: 681
Joined: Oct 15 2002 12:08 pm
City, State: Safford

Re: Creek Hiking

Post by cactuscat » Sep 03 2015 5:36 pm

Salomon Tech Amphibians have sort of a mesh that prevents that - they work great.
Where is the "dislike" button?

User avatar
The_Eagle
The Bunyan Blind Raptor
Posts: 1075
Joined: Jan 20 2009 2:46 pm
City, State: Far NE Phoenix, Az
Contact:

Re: Creek Hiking

Post by The_Eagle » Sep 03 2015 5:46 pm

first, no scandals, We found that trail runners w/ 2 pair of socks seemed to work pretty well.
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
Dave Barry

User avatar
chumley
Highway Artist
Posts: 6851
Joined: Sep 18 2002 8:59 am
City, State: Tempe, AZ

Re: Creek Hiking

Post by chumley » Sep 03 2015 5:47 pm

Previous opinions on this topic may be of interest:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=7171
Highway to hell

User avatar
autumnstars
Viva Vegapelli
Posts: 265
Joined: Jan 04 2011 11:27 pm
City, State: Las Vegas, NV

Re: Creek Hiking

Post by autumnstars » Sep 08 2015 7:35 am

My husband swears by his Salomon Tech Amphibians. I just wear a pair of old, trashed low-cut hikers.
Always with wool socks, of course.
"Let it ride / Let it roll / Let it go"

User avatar
kingsnake
Mickey Mouse is a Rat!
Posts: 1457
Joined: Dec 20 2010 7:14 am
City, State: Sunnyslope, PHX
Contact:

Re: Creek Hiking

Post by kingsnake » Sep 08 2015 8:49 am

And they keep the rocks / pebbles out? I don't mind getting wet -- I waded the Gila River -- it's the pebbles betwee my foot & shoe that drive me up a walll ...
http://prestonm.com : Everyone's enjoyment of the outdoors is different and should be equally honored.

User avatar
Tough_Boots
Forest Gangster
Posts: 1716
Joined: Mar 28 2008 7:08 pm
City, State: Phoenix, AZ
Contact:

Re: Creek Hiking

Post by Tough_Boots » Sep 08 2015 9:07 am

I've been wearing Teva's with neoprene sandal socks this year. They've worked out very well in West Clear Creek and West Fork. Aravaipa is a pebble beast, though. They helped by adding a little padding but I would try something else next time.
"there is no love where there is no bramble."
--bill callahan

User avatar
joebartels
teva joe
Posts: 6976
Joined: Nov 20 1996 12:00 pm
City, State: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Creek Hiking

Post by joebartels » Sep 08 2015 10:38 am

The Eagle wrote:w/ 2 pair of socks seemed to work pretty well
autumnstars wrote:Always with wool socks, of course.
This works best in my experiences, keeps the pebbles from creeping in on the sides. Nothing seems perfect. Sandals are torture without neoprene. I tried wool on the outside of neoprene to keep the pebbles from creeping in. Better but prefer trail runners.
Hike Arizona it ROCKS!

User avatar
CannondaleKid
Soap Box Kopelli
Posts: 1243
Joined: May 04 2004 8:39 pm
City, State: Mesa, AZ
Contact:

Re: Creek Hiking

Post by CannondaleKid » Sep 08 2015 11:11 am

@Tough_Boots Teva's and neoprene worked good for us when we last visited the Aravaipa pebble-beast by leaving the sandals a bit loose and just swishing the pebbles out on a regular basis.

Although I haven't done much wet creek hiking lately, my 6" RedHead waterproof boots have worked fine.
CannondaleKid

Post Reply

Return to “Footwear & Trekking Poles”


cron