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Well, that's where the socks come in. I don't mind people laughing at me if it keeps my feet from becoming a bloody mess. But for the most part sandals and hiking don't mix for me. I did it once, long ago, because I hiked 20 miles in poorly fitting boots one day. I wasn't going to miss the next day just because my feet were wrecked, so I picked something that would let me walk and wreck my feet in new places. So I finally learned that a boot that feels almost right is still wrong.potor wrote: And hiking in sandals sounds risky to me. I’d think you’d need to wrap your entire foot in moleskin at the trailhead.
Tevas are the worst for me. The little plastic triangle that joins the straps eats the flesh right off my feet. Not right away, of course. I would be smart enough not to wear them in that case. No, the hot spot doesn't start developing until I've gone to far to turn back and switch into proper shoes.joe bartels wrote:Aside from extremely hot sand I've never had an issue with hiking in teva sandals.
big_load wrote:Nope. I bet that would help at least a bit.joe bartels wrote:Is/was the triangle on yours coated with neoprene?
Yeah, Chacos look a lot more comfortable to me. However, I'm pretty much off sandals altogether, since they dont work well with orthotics. I still might try attaching a pad some day to replicate my 1/4" heel lift on one side.matt gilbert wrote:
I don't know if you've tried them before but Chacos (sorry Joe) are a pretty good alternative to Tevas. I've tried them both and liked different things about them, but I usually don't wear sandals for hiking (unless it's an impromptu hike) I prefer a light trail-hiking/running shoe.
What would my drill sergeant have to say about sandals and orthotics. I can hear it now. Out of respect, I submit for your consideration:big_load wrote:I'm pretty much off sandals altogether, since they dont work well with orthotics.
Ah man, I'm into peace, love, and Bob Dylan.big_load wrote:[But in no way, shape, or form am I going to make fun of Abe's sandals. I've seen pictures of that stick he carries]
Abe wrote:I love my Teva's and though I do not do long hikes/backpacking in 'em, a pair is strapped on the back of my pack for use in and around the campsite.