shoes

  1. H

    Shoes in mid-October

    Hi all! I will be starting from Irun or San Sebastian around October 10 and have a question about shoes. Last summer I walked the Frances wearing trail runners, which I found to be the perfect shoe. With the weather in October, would you all suggest heavier hiking boots, or will trail runners be...
  2. Amy Keating

    Camino Portuguese: Shoe Help!

    Hello fellow pilgrims! I leave for Spain in a week, and start walking the Camino Portuguese on September 8th. I am not a hiker but definitely am a walker. I just purchased a pair of extremely light boots from MEC. I loved wearing them in the store. The very kind and helpful salesperson let me...
  3. B

    Please recommend trail shoes in wide (6E) size

    Hi, I am planning my first hike on Camino de Santiago later this year, and would like a recommendation for trail shoes. I have wide feet (6E, US 9 / 260mm) with high instep, so often have to do with 4E with one size up (US 10 / 270mm), but for such a long hike, I'd like a good pair that fits...
  4. Alberte

    Leaving boots at home...

    Hi guys, I am leaving in two weeks from now on, and last-minute decision is to leave my new Buffalo boots at home. I think it will be the wrong shoe for me, as I think it will give me one too many blisters in the heat! My skin is very sore and even though it was the perfect fit for me, it just...
  5. W

    Shoes and boots

    I am planning to walk the entire Camino in May of 2018. I have watched a number of documentaries on YouTube and the consistent complaint is extremely painful blisters. I understand that I need to break my boots in (need to buy them) well before the trip. My question is - does it make sense to...
  6. jgpryde

    Live - Camino Francés Boot Shrines?

    Can someone shed light on the mystery shoe(s) left as shrines on top of waymarks? Here are just two examples of anti have passed along the way. Boot Shrine 1 by jgpryde posted May 26, 2017 at 8:21 AM Boot Shrine 2 by jgpryde posted May 26, 2017 at 8:21 AM This last one, on the way to Villar...
  7. Hamish72

    Don't sweat the packing list

    Our latest post is aimed at those pilgrims looking for help with the packing list. We have including comments on how useful we found each item and what we took but shouldn't have. http://www.2checkingout.com/camino-de-santiago/2017/5/18/the-ultimate-camino-packing-list-2017 One of the...
  8. W

    Shoe Recommendations

    I've been doing lots of research on shoes and I'm trying to figure out which Trail Running Shoes are the best for the Camino. So far I've gathered a list including: Salomon Sense Pro Max W Adidas Response Trail Shoes Brooks Cascadia 11 GTX - Trail Running Shoes - Women's Salomon XA Pro 3D W...
  9. SioCamino

    VDLP April 2017 - heat & shoes

    Hi, I'm due to start walking from Sevilla this weekend. I was expecting that the weather would be pretty warm but it looks pretty hot just now. So I am seeking advice from pilgrims on the road just now or who have walked in similar temps regarding suitable footwear. I had planned on wearing my...
  10. C

    Running Shoes ok on Camino Frances?

    Hello everyone, would you say a pilgrim could continue using quality running shoes and rugged sandals on the Camino Frances? Won't that work for most of the middle to the end sections in May and June? I've heard trail shoes are the way to go. In the USA a running shoe and a trail shoe are...
  11. snowcone

    Walking in Sandals in Spring on Camino Frances

    Has anyone walked a Camino in sturdy sandals? I'm headed to SJPP in mid-April and am considering making my alternate shoe something substantial enough to walk in, should I want to change out from my normal (and admittedly, heavy) backpacking boots. I'm looking at Tevas, Chacos, etc. I see some...
  12. maevlilu

    Extra shoes during the day

    I have read so many questions and answers here, and it has really helped me complete my packinglist. But I have one more question. I have bought some very light trail running shoes, think they will be great for me....But should I bring another very lightweight shoes to be able to change during...
  13. Jan_89

    CF - shoes

    Hello friends! I know there are a lot of threads about shoes.. Last time I used Mammut Tatlow GTX, but after a couple years I destroyed them, so now I'm looking for a new shoes! Still don't know if I should buy the same ones (because I was quite satisfied) or buy something different.. I would...
  14. T

    Shoes for only the last 100km

    Hi all! Happy new year! I am bringing a small group of high school students to Spain this summer from Montana in the United States. We will spend two weeks in homestays in the south and our last week we are planning to do the last 100 km of the Camino from Sarria to Santiago. Is it realistic to...
  15. CaptNoglos

    Walking Boots or open sandals?

    Seeing lots of comments in these forums about footwear, as well as in the number of books that I am reading. These vary from Open sandals, running shoes, trainers, walking shoes, and walking boots So, what are the opinions and why? My preferred choice is snugly fitting (not tight) good...
  16. StepheninDC

    Deciding when to go

    Hi, everyone. This is my first post. I recently decided to do my first Camino in 2017 and am looking for suggestions on when to go. I realize after reading lots of discussions and other posts on here that things like sleeping bags, backpacks and even footwear depend a lot on when one is planning...
  17. M

    walking the camino

    I will be walking my first camino on March 3rd 2017, and I could use all the tips and hacks I could get. I already got my pack. But am struggling to choose the right shoes and sleeping bag. Also just any helpful info i could get would be greatly appreciated. Also will anybody else be there at...
  18. Nanc

    will my old shoes ever fit?

    I've been back for about 5 weeks and none of my precamino shoes fit I am still wearing trail runners purchased for the "Camino spread" but I have a lot of nice more social shoes that just don't work anymore Will my feet go back to the old size since I had only done the one Camino? (900km all...
  19. G

    Running and walking the Camino

    Hello. I am planning to walk the Camino next in April/May next year. I have been thinking that it could be nice to alternate the between easy running and walking...has anyone tried it? Also, what are your advises on walk using running shoes?
  20. A

    Shoes for the wider feet

    Hi. Need an advice. Camino Frances definitely does not look like it needs boots, so I am trying to pick hiking shoes or trail runners. My feet are a bit wide, I usually buy E size sneakers, if there is an E size available. Salomons are definitely not for my feet, the toe box is too narrow...