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trecile

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Year of past OR future Camino
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I found some great, super lightweight slides perfect for albergues at the Dollar Tree Store today!
The pair that I bought in women's size large (40-41) only weighs 4.7 ounces/131 grams! As a comparison, I have some knockoff Birkenstock EVA sandals which weigh 7.5 ounces/212 grams for the pair.
I actually like these Dollar Tree slides better. They are more cushiony, and they don't make an embarrassing sound when I walk in them.
😉

I bought myself a couple of pairs.

I didn't see any specifically for men, but they did have a size XL (42-43) that should fit many men.

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Frances 2015;
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Le Puy 2018;
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I found some great, super lightweight slides perfect for albergues at the Dollar Tree Store today!
The pair that I bought in women's size large (40-41) only weighs 4.7 ounces/131 grams! As a comparison, I have some knockoff Birkenstock EVA sandals which weigh 7.5 ounces/212 grams for the pair.
I actually like these Dollar Tree slides better. They are more cushiony, and they don't make an embarrassing sound when I walk in them.
😉

I bought myself a couple of pairs.

I didn't see any specifically for men, but they did have a size XL (42-43) that should fit many men.

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They look great for the low weight. I have looked at Dollar General sandals often over the last few years, but the cheapie slides have always been very heavy plastic. I will check out Dollar Tree.🙂
 
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trecile

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They look great for the low weight. I have looked at Dollar General sandals often over the last few years, but the cheapie slides have always been very heavy plastic. I will check out Dollar Tree.🙂
They are that light cushy rubber. Very comfortable.
 

trecile

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Have you tried they wet on a slippery surface? If so how did they hold up. Stability (slip/slide) is a huge concern for me.

thanks
Not yet, I just bought them, but they do have a textured sole, and the material that they are made out of isn't slick and smooth.
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I should also mention that not all Dollar Tree stores have them. After I bought mine I went to another Dollar Tree that was on my way home, and they didn't have them in stock. Fortunately, (I guess 😄) there's no shortage of Dollar Tree stores.
 

Camino Chrissy

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Frances 2015;
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Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I should also mention that not all Dollar Tree stores have them. After I bought mine I went to another Dollar Tree that was on my way home, and they didn't have them in stock. Fortunately, (I guess 😄) there's no shortage of Dollar Tree stores.
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Different product, but I discovered the discount Korean store that has come to Canada: MINISO, and they had the most mAH and more ports in their selection of backup battery packs for mobile devices: https://shop.miniso.ca/products/min...-portable-charger?_pos=3&_sid=448acfad3&_ss=r

I was able to pick up a double USB port 20000 mAH power bank on sale for about $20 before my 2019 camino. With a watch, a phone and an iPad to charge, it was indispensable, allowing me to use only one outlet port in an Albergue and charge 2 devices from the bank while it was charging.
 

trecile

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Also, I have seen these shampoo bars in Dollar Tree. Again, it's hit or miss which stores have them. I have used this brand and liked it.

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I found some great, super lightweight slides perfect for albergues at the Dollar Tree Store today!
The pair that I bought in women's size large (40-41) only weighs 4.7 ounces/131 grams! As a comparison, I have some knockoff Birkenstock EVA sandals which weigh 7.5 ounces/212 grams for the pair.
I actually like these Dollar Tree slides better. They are more cushiony, and they don't make an embarrassing sound when I walk in them.
😉

I bought myself a couple of pairs.

I didn't see any specifically for men, but they did have a size XL (42-43) that should fit many men.

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I picked up a pair similar and almost air like weight wise and use them for shower, nighttime bathroom trips and to rest and air my feet end of day. But I do use a also very lightweight Sketchers sandals with nice cushy soles for walking (weather and path condition dependent) in the afternoon.
 

lt56ny

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Year of past OR future Camino
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
I found some great, super lightweight slides perfect for albergues at the Dollar Tree Store today!
The pair that I bought in women's size large (40-41) only weighs 4.7 ounces/131 grams! As a comparison, I have some knockoff Birkenstock EVA sandals which weigh 7.5 ounces/212 grams for the pair.
I actually like these Dollar Tree slides better. They are more cushiony, and they don't make an embarrassing sound when I walk in them.
😉

I bought myself a couple of pairs.

I didn't see any specifically for men, but they did have a size XL (42-43) that should fit many men.

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I could probably get a few toes in that shoe at 43!!! Que lastima
 

Henriettagal

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Year of past OR future Camino
April 18, 2017
I found some great, super lightweight slides perfect for albergues at the Dollar Tree Store today!
The pair that I bought in women's size large (40-41) only weighs 4.7 ounces/131 grams! As a comparison, I have some knockoff Birkenstock EVA sandals which weigh 7.5 ounces/212 grams for the pair.
I actually like these Dollar Tree slides better. They are more cushiony, and they don't make an embarrassing sound when I walk in them.
😉

I bought myself a couple of pairs.

I didn't see any specifically for men, but they did have a size XL (42-43) that should fit many men.

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When I walked the Camino in 2017 I took a pair of flip flops that i bought at Old Navy $1.50. Light weight. Useful for "evening wear" as well as in the albergue. HIGHLY recommend them.
 

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