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Footwear from O Cebreiro to Santiago

2020 Camino Guides

Helsbels1970

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese 2019
Hi
I walked the coastal Portuguese in trainers last year and was wondering if the same footwear would be appropriate for the last 150k from O Cebreiro? Walking July 2020
Buen Camino
 

davebugg

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2017)
Frances(2018)
Ingles(2019)
Aragones(2020)
Portuguese(2020)
Hi
I walked the coastal Portuguese in trainers last year and was wondering if the same footwear would be appropriate for the last 150k from O Cebreiro? Walking July 2020
Buen Camino
Hi, and a Warm Welcome to the Forum :)

There is no reason to change your footwear if they worked for you on the C.P.

As an aside, if you wish to research virtually any topic for needed information, you can go to the Search Engine at the top of the Forum page. Enter the words or phrase that you want more information about. You will get a huge amount of information to explore.

We are here to offer whatever help you need. :)
 
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Helsbels1970

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese 2019
Hi, and a Warm Welcome to the Forum :)

There is no reason to change your footwear if they worked for you on the C.P.

As an aside, if you wish to research virtually any topic for needed information, you can go to the Search Engine at the top of the Forum page. Enter the words or phrase that you want more information about. You will get a huge amount of information to explore.

We are here to offer whatever help you need. :)
Thank you.
Wish I had seen this forum before the CP as lots of great threads 😃👣😃
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015)
Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (2019)
Hi, Helsbels, welcome to the forum!

As said above, if the trainers work for you, keep them. The important thing is that they are comfortable and do not cause blisters.
I walked both CP (central) and CF with the same pair of trainers (yup, it was a very resistant pair!) and it was all good. :)
 

Peligro

I walk between cafe breaks
Camino(s) past & future
St. Jean to SdC the slow way (Aug'15, Aug'17, Jan'18, Aug'18, Jan'19, Jul'19) Primitivo (May'20)
I haven't walked southern Galicia like you have but I'm assuming you'll find eastern Galicia to be similar walking. Like the others said - stick with what you know works for you!

Here's an unsolicited piece of information - if you are climbing as you leave O Cebreiro, you are on a piece of "Camino complementario". I accidentally took it in the wind, rain and fog last January because I could see very little and my glasses were wet and steamed up. It's actually the only time I've used my compass on the Camino. I was relieved to see I was going west still and after a couple of kilometers it met up with the regular Camino. I assume it took me past some lovely views that I couldn't see given the weather. 😄
 

Helsbels1970

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese 2019
Hi, Helsbels, welcome to the forum!

As said above, if the trainers work for you, keep them. The important thing is that they are comfortable and do not cause blisters.
I walked both CP (central) and CF with the same pair of trainers (yup, it was a very resistant pair!) and it was all good. :)
Still wearing them dog walking...I have 2 pairs....dare I say they are a pair of Sketchers! I did swap to sandals after a break around lunch which also worked well. I am glad I have checked as it was more for terrain than my feet...6 months to go!
 

Helsbels1970

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese 2019
I haven't walked southern Galicia like you have but I'm assuming you'll find eastern Galicia to be similar walking. Like the others said - stick with what you know works for you!

Here's an unsolicited piece of information - if you are climbing as you leave O Cebreiro, you are on a piece of "Camino complementario". I accidentally took it in the wind, rain and fog last January because I could see very little and my glasses were wet and steamed up. It's actually the only time I've used my compass on the Camino. I was relieved to see I was going west still and after a couple of kilometers it met up with the regular Camino. I assume it took me past some lovely views that I couldn't see given the weather. 😄
Thanks for advice...the more the merrier!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015, 2017, 2019) and plans for 2020 (Sept, Oct)
My wife wore Soloman trainers for our last two caminos. These were confortable and she did not experience blisters or heal / foot problems. Be sure to check the treads and seams on your shoes if you plan to use again. Her treads were wearing thin in a few places and starting to leak, so she retired the pair and bought another of the same brand for our camino this fall. Bob
 

AlwynWellington

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
please see signature
@held, kia ora

The answer to your question is YES

Kia Kaha (take care, be strong, get going)
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
Yes, if they worked for you in Portugal, they will work in Spain from O Cebreiro. Check the treads to see if you need a new pair, and if you do, wear them a few times before you go, just to make sure. Sometimes a new shoe, exactly the same model and manufacture, can have a rough seam or finish. Worth fixing before leaving home.
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
I haven't walked southern Galicia like you have but I'm assuming you'll find eastern Galicia to be similar walking. Like the others said - stick with what you know works for you!
The main difference between southern Galicia and eastern Galicia is that southern Galicia is wine country and eastern Galicia is cattle country. That makes for cleaner paths in southern Galicia. :)

But I used the same shoes for both.
 

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