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2nd pair of shoes

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Susan B Johnson

PuraVida
Camino(s) past & future
June (2016)
Hello!

I'm going to be hiking the Camino Ingles in a few weeks. Does anyone ever carry a 2nd pair of shoes? I thought it might give one pair a chance to dry out. Also, if the pair on one's feet start to cause problems while hiking from one point to the next, it might be useful to have a back up pair.

Susan
 

Stephen F.

carpintero de Colorado
Camino(s) past & future
Caminho Português 2015
Via de la Plata 2016
I also carry Keen sandals. They are stout enough and provide enough support to use as substitutes for your boots, especially on rainy days.
 

mla1

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2000); Ch St. Giles (2013); Le Puy to SJPP (May/June 2015); vdlp 2016
And I use Chaco sandals. This year I walked in them for about a week to avoid irritating a blister. They were excellent.
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
Hello!

I'm going to be hiking the Camino Ingles in a few weeks. Does anyone ever carry a 2nd pair of shoes? I thought it might give one pair a chance to dry out. Also, if the pair on one's feet start to cause problems while hiking from one point to the next, it might be useful to have a back up pair.

Susan
Most of us do, normally some lightweight walking sandals or flip-flops. Buen Camino, SY
 
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Anemone del Camino

Guest
Some model of Crocs or EVA Birkenstocks: all plastic so drying is not an issue as ut would be with model that fave velcro & ribbon straps.
 

Dutchwalk53

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2015 with son #1, CF 2016 alone, CF 2017 with son #2 and husband , CF Sept 2018 with daughter
I have 4 pairs !!!!! Yep. Not one blister so for me worth it. Hiking shoes, hiking sandals, trainers and flip flops. I wore the trainers the least.
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
I have 4 pairs !!!!! Yep. Not one blister so for me worth it. Hiking shoes, hiking sandals, trainers and flip flops. I wore the trainers the least.
That seems a bit overkill, at least the trainers I would leave at home. Buen Camino, SY
 

Dutchwalk53

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2015 with son #1, CF 2016 alone, CF 2017 with son #2 and husband , CF Sept 2018 with daughter
That seems a bit overkill, at least the trainers I would leave at home. Buen Camino, SY
It wasn't for me. I had a blister free Camino and my feet loved the feel of some other shoes now and then. But yes I have been thinking about leaving the trainers home, but then again carrying them with me is not a huge deal. My total pack weight was/is still under 20 lbs.
 
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mcopeland

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances - April-June, 2016
Portuguese Lisbon-Santiago - October, 2017
I love, love, love my Teva sandals. I wear them at night, while walking and my feet are tired of my shoes and when I had blisters on my little toes.
 

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