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  1. BrianLCrabtree

    Coping with heat on the Camino

    How do pilgrims handle severe heat on the Camino (35-38 C, 95-100 F)? Aside from the usual precautions for hydration, frequent breaks, lightweight clothing, etc, what other precautions do you take? Do you start the day earlier to finish earlier? Walk shorter distances on very hot days? Take a...
  2. BrianLCrabtree

    How many pairs of shoes did you go through?

    Anybody do more than Spain? My current thinking is to start in Vezelay, so I would be only halfway when I get to Spain. That would somewhere around 1,800 km, in round numbers. Still think a single pair would do it, or be on the safe side and search for a new pair in SJPP?
  3. BrianLCrabtree

    How many pairs of shoes did you go through?

    I do need to break in running shoes a bit and I have found the same to be true with my Salomon GTX. I rubbed a blister in them after the first couple of hikes, but they're fine now. I've got about 360 km on them so they have plenty of wear remaining. I recently bought a pair of Salomon...
  4. BrianLCrabtree

    How many pairs of shoes did you go through?

    Did you walk your entire Camino in the same pair of shoes? I generally get about 500 km or so from a pair of running shoes. Should I expect the same from the shoes I use on the Camino? If you bought new shoes along the way, did you have problems with a break-in period? I'm planning for 2023...
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