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Foot wear - a thought or two to share

dfox

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Camino(s) past & future
CF (4/2017)
CP (5/2019)
Today is our 5th day on Caminho Português from Porto.

The first day, we walked along the coast. The “trail” was mainly on boardwalk. My daily road running shoes. Once I reached the Central route, I had to wear trail running shoes.

90% of the trail covered were asphalt roads and uneven rock covered roads, which are very hard on my feet.

To address this situation, two conditions may be helpful: 1) shoes with strong cushioning and 2) the pilgrims’ ankles and knees are flexible to adjust the road surface conditions more flexible.

A member of the group found her multi-sport footwear was quite comfortable.

Hope this help
 

Walton

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Camino(s) past & future
2016 Sjpp to Sdc. 2018 Lisbon to Sdc to Finisterre. Next up hopefully VDP or Del Norte.
We found the infamous Portugeuse cobblestones to be very tough on our feet. I wear Asics gel walking shoes and I wished the soles were a little firmer. My wife wore boots that had solid soles and the cobblestones did not trouble her as much. We also had some hot days and the heat from the roads and cobblestones caused our feet to sweat and we each developed our first blister in over 1100 kms of walking.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
(2019)
Today is our 5th day on Caminho Português from Porto.

The first day, we walked along the coast. The “trail” was mainly on boardwalk. My daily road running shoes. Once I reached the Central route, I had to wear trail running shoes.

90% of the trail covered were asphalt roads and uneven rock covered roads, which are very hard on my feet.

To address this situation, two conditions may be helpful: 1) shoes with strong cushioning and 2) the pilgrims’ ankles and knees are flexible to adjust the road surface conditions more flexible.

A member of the group found her multi-sport footwear was quite comfortable.

Hope this help
Yeah! Shoes with strong cushioning are flexible and sweat free.
 

Davidmm

Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2017)
On our first Camino Gill started out in her Merrill trail shoes, I in my well worn Hitec hiking boots. By the time we had got to Pamplona we were both in trouble. She completed her Camino in her Keen CNX sandels and I in Hitec open thin soled sandels. Our initial footwear was posted to Santiago.
Last year we both walked in Keen CNX sandels, doing almost 1000km Including the Primitivo with no foot issues. I must however admit we had no rain
 
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