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Dang. Now I am ashamed to wear my feather boa on my next camino.I understand Five Fingers always get peoples´ attention, sort-of like walking with a donkey. That appeals to a certain kind of person.
wdbillingsley wrote:The only other American I met on the trail was wearing a pair but he swapped them out with a pair of standard hiking boots, depending on the road conditions and how his feet were feeling.
Caminando wrote:Overall, a blizzard of consumerist jargon.
Caminando wrote:On the meseta, no-one can hear you scream.
spursfan wrote:A previous post mentioned the Merrell barefeet shoes - TrailGlove or PaceGlove - I've just bought a pair and used them a couple of times - for a Summer camino, their lightness alone (under 400g for a pair of UK size 9) makes them well worth considering and the heel stability is much better than my North Face trainers that heel blisters would be much less likely - they're meant for trail runners and the Vibram sole should give great grip though less cushioning (so the less time spent on roads and pavements the better) - I did get a couple of rubbing spots but plasters should sort those out - and they look like proper trail shoes (the only giveaway is the lack of socks)
Rebekah Scott wrote:Most remarkable are my neighbors, some of them well into their 80´s, who take substantial high-speed hikes every day along the shoulder of the N120 highway. They prefer walking on the asphalt, they say, because they are wearing their BEDROOM SLIPPERS and don´t want them to get dusty. Nary a word about GoreTex or heel cups or orthotics. What they don´t know apparently does not hurt them a bit!
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