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foot wear & care

  1. K_Lynn

    Socks!

    Socks are on sale if you need them. I picked up this pair for my sister who may join me for Camino Ingles next year. I think the graphic is hilarious and appropriate for an old bird on Camino. I am having a ton of fun picking up little things for her!
  2. JAL

    No Blisters!!

    8 caminos later, I finally figured it out. Buy two pairs of the lightest, most ventilated shoes you can find. Preferably different from each other. I like generic slip-on athletic shoes. And I like the Norvan from Arc'teryx very much. I use the lightest, thinnest socks that Darn Tough makes...
  3. JulesCAinMA

    Help With Shoes for Over Pronation

    I am having a really hard time finding the "right-fit" shoes for my over pronating gait. I am a 65 year old woman, with mild rheumatoid arthritis (hands/feet), 65 year old knees 😒and TBH could lose about 15 lbs.😇 With that said, I am very active...cycle, hike, kayak, travel, etc.! Shoes I have...
  4. H

    shoes for narrow feet

    hi fellow narrow flat feet ladies with low instep! I am looking for shoe advice. maybe some of you experienced walkers have the same issues and good advice on shoe brands. I already walked a camino in asics gel trabuco 9 (41.5) but was semi-pleased with them. as my left foot is longer the shoe...
  5. E

    Footwear for Norte

    Any advice on footwear for Camino Norte in March/ April. Trail runners or boots with ankle support? any brand type. all advice welcome.
  6. V

    Trail runners (waterproof and regular) for the Le Puy in April/May?

    Hello, Friends. We have worn Brooks Ghost trail runners on the Frances and the Francigena from Lucca-Rome, and they've been great. Now we're planning Le Puy - SJPP mid-April until the end of May 2023. Thoughts on footwear? We are not boot people. Thanks!
  7. JulesCAinMA

    Difference Between Altras

    I will be walking 1/3 (middle section) of the Camino in May 2023 (my 1st time out) and will be 65 at the time of the walk. I have some minor knee and sometimes sciatica issues, therefore, I'm trying to find my Holy Grail shoes now, so that I can make sure I've found "the pair/s" and get some...
  8. T

    Alternatives for evening footwear, including autumn/winter

    I was going to bring a pair of sliders for my evening footwear, as something to wear for the shower, in the albergues and around town. Would I be better off bringing a pair of lightweight trainers (instead)? My feet get cold quite easily and if anything happened to my trail runners, my sliders...
  9. Kasee

    Any chance of a store with men’s Hoka Speedgoats in Leon?

    My husband’s Speedgoats are getting worn out really fast. Are there any outfitter stores in Leon that might have a replacement pair? We will be in Sahagun tomorrow.
  10. trecile

    New Sandals!

    I just received a pair of Nike Oneonta sandals that look like they might be my next Camino footwear. They have a thick cushiony sole similar to Hoka shoes. I'll have to do some practice hikes and walks to see if my feet like them. https://www.nike.com/t/oneonta-womens-sandal-wSZgcn/DJ6602-002
  11. iidamarjattamirjam

    Packing boots while in city

    Hello everyone, I’m off to my first camino (Frances) in two weeks, yay! Getting really excited. One pretty random thought came to me and I would love to hear how you experienced Pilgrims handle this; Where or how do you pack your hiking boots when you’re in the city and wearing lighter shoes...
  12. taustad

    Shoe problem

    Hello all. I am now just 12 days away from starting the pilgrimage to Santiago, and I'm now in the final preparations of getting all my equipment ready. I use Salomon X Crest hiking shoes. They are great shoes. However, when I walk long distance in them the soles of my feet start to hurt, and...
  13. Sirron

    People with Altra Lone Peak shoes

    So I've been wearing these around for the past few weeks just to see how I feel walking with them before my Camino in May. I love the extra room in the toe box. That's great. What is taking me longer to get use to is that the shoes are flat meaning no real difference in height from the heel to...
  14. neverlost4good

    Shoes vs boots (again)

    Altar Lone Peak 5 (thread wearing) vs Vasque boot. 7 days on the Meseta + the San Salvador Camino. I leave in 6 days! Both are worn in. Lone Peaks are fast and light with glorious toe room. Vasque has good support, but can get “hot.” Your opinion please? Thanks!
  15. A

    Recommended Shoes

    Hello. We are planning our Camino for Late April 2023 (thanks to this forum) and about ready to try out shoes. We normally wear New Balance Fresh Foam 880 for our daily 5-6 mile walks, but not sure if such a shoe would be the wrong shoe for the Camino. I have read many threads already but I am...
  16. Salty

    Female Wide, Big feet : Size 11 (US) mens. Still searching for the perfect walking shoes.

    What I have learned so far in the last 10 days, since I decided, I want to go walk the CF for the 1st time, in 5 weeks ( beginning of Oct) . I am female, 61, 50 pds overweight and not active at all and in Canada. I am ussually a size 10 female but for walking the dog, I wear a size 11...
  17. A

    Trail Runners

    Starting Camino on 9/15 from SJPP. So excited! I have been wearing Lone Peak 6 and love them. But last week my feet started to ache (I’m 62 and have been active my entire adult life and this is a first.) I have been using them the last three months. Dare I get a more supportive shoe this late in...
  18. woody66

    Hokas with wet grip?

    Hi All! I have an issue and i need help please: I hope this isn't to ambiguous a question to answer? Which HOKA has the best wet grip! (this i know is personal opinion; a bit like ask the audience on "Who wants to be a millionaire" but a general consensus nonetheless.) I wore Hoka Stinson...
  19. J

    Waterproof shoes

    Hi, I will be walking in early October and I’ve read that it is rainy season. Most entries / comments suggest not to take waterproof shoes. Since I’m going in possibly rainy season should I go ahead and take waterproof shoes or continue to follow suggestions and not take waterproof shoes...
  20. Salty

    Packing list : How to keep your feet dry in case of Heavy rain - A Cheap and light weight hack

    Plastic bags are good to put over your socks to keep feet dry in wet weather. Bring 2 light weight plastic produce bags, the type you get from the grocery store, when you buy fruit or veggies. Or any other type of plastic bag should work as well. When it’s raining hard, put one plastic bag over...

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