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Burgos To Leon 2018 - Footwear

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St. Jean Pied to Pamplona in September 2016
#1
The footwear conundrum, what else do us Caminoans talk about.

Have a pair of Scarpa Peak GTX boots, which I wore last year but suffered heal blisters pretty badly but I did only have them for a few months prior to heading out.

So was considering for the first time ever switching to hiking shoes for what is said to be a pretty flat stretch of the Camino i.e. Salomon X Ultra 3 Low GTX. Any suggestions welcome as to should I bother make the switch or not?
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
#2
Unless you're going in winter shoes are your best option. That stretch has good paths and is pretty easy walking.
 
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Camino Frances...
Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
#3
Hi, Hugh. Trail runners, dump the boots.

Also, there are at least three other new threads today on shoes and footwear inquiries. Maybe those will provide some additional information for you, too. :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
St Jean to Santiago in 2016. Did it in 28 days. Time of my life.
#4
I loved my Salomon boots. The amount of weight in your pack also has a bearing on the foot wear you should use. Comfort support and keeping your feet dry are all very important.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Planning to walk the Camino Frances mid May 2018
#5
The footwear conundrum, what else do us Caminoans talk about.

Have a pair of Scarpa Peak GTX boots, which I wore last year but suffered heal blisters pretty badly but I did only have them for a few months prior to heading out.

So was considering for the first time ever switching to hiking shoes for what is said to be a pretty flat stretch of the Camino i.e. Salomon X Ultra 3 Low GTX. Any suggestions welcome as to should I bother make the switch or not?
Just bought x ultra as well to replace CrossFit 4 as they wore off too fast
 

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