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Robo

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Hi Everyone.

With 6 sleeps to go, I just realised I forgot to buy one item.

Some very light shoes/sandals to wear in the shower.

I can always wear my Teva Sandals, but I'd rather not use these as they are my 'evening shoes' to give my feet a break from my boots, and the straps take a while to dry out.

I remember reading here ages ago, that people often use Hospital style shoes/sandals. I think they were a mesh with a light weight sole. Weighed almost nothing......

I'm having trouble finding these locally. And I've left it a bit late to order online.

What would I even ask for?

All I have found so far are these. I guess they'll do the job. More of a sock really.

https://www.ilcnsw.asn.au/items/8332
 
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cher99840

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I ordered mine from Walter Drake and I don't know if you can even get them in Oz. They were called "hospital shoes". Yours are pricey but they look like they will do the job.
 
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If you only want them for the shower: dollar store flip flops will do the job.
 

Robo

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I ordered mine from Walter Drake and I don't know if you can even get them in Oz. They were called "hospital shoes". Yours are pricey but they look like they will do the job.

Thanks. 'Hospital Shoes' here brings up things like Crocs and other shoes for medical staff to wear, rather than patients...
 
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cher99840

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Hey Cher

Those shower shoes look really good. Would one pair last a whole Camino or do you need a spare at all?

:)
One pair lasted. I liked them because they were much lighter than flip flops and more flexible, thus fit into my pack without being hard and lumpy.
 
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I live in the UK and took Shower slippers from Damart £10. They were great, almost weightless, dried overnight, non slip, and made me feel better about the communal showers with blistered feet. I don't know how to creat a link to them, sorry. The only downside is that now Damart keep bombarding me with catalogues!
 
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Do not make yourself crazy with this last minute worry. Do what you can do.
If you decide to buy flip flops, shop around. The ones I decided to leave at home were very light. The pairs I could find in France, when I regretted that decision, were three times as heavy.
 
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Hi Everyone.

With 6 sleeps to go, I just realised I forgot to buy one item.

Some very light shoes/sandals to wear in the shower.

I can always wear my Teva Sandals, but I'd rather not use these as they are my 'evening shoes' to give my feet a break from my boots, and the straps take a while to dry out.

I remember reading here ages ago, that people often use Hospital style shoes/sandals. I think they were a mesh with a light weight sole. Weighed almost nothing......

I'm having trouble finding these locally. And I've left it a bit late to order online.

What would I even ask for?

All I have found so far are these. I guess they'll do the job. More of a sock really.

https://www.ilcnsw.asn.au/items/8332


I have travelled with these for years....light (fold flat), grippy soles lots of ventilation and dry quicky

http://www.packinglight.net/idas-ultra-soles/paaaiaopeiighcnc/product
 

Robo

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Do not make yourself crazy with this last minute worry. Do what you can do.
If you decide to buy flip flops, shop around. The ones I decided to leave at home were very light. The pairs I could find in France, when I regretted that decision, were three times as heavy.

I'll wear my Teva's if I can't find anything ;)
 
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jeffnd

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No they won't. At least shouldn't be. I suppose the real question is: do you need them at all?

With people cutting bars of soap in half, sawing handles off toothbrushes, snipping the excess straps from backpacks, and all the other half-crazy things done in the name of saving weight, I am amazed that some people feel the need to bring a pair of shoes just for use in the shower.
 

NicoZ

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I can always wear my Teva Sandals, but I'd rather not use these as they are my 'evening shoes' to give my feet a break from my boots, and the straps take a while to dry out.

If you want sandals for the shower look for "beach" sandals/shoes. They're intended to get wet.
 
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With people cutting bars of soap in half, sawing handles off toothbrushes, snipping the excess straps from backpacks, and all the other half-crazy things done in the name of saving weight, I am amazed that some people feel the need to bring a pair of shoes just for use in the shower.

I think it must depend on what shoes you bring. I have v v pronated feet, weak ankles etc, so Crocs and Tevas just don't do it for me as a second pair. Ended up taking v lightweight leather Meindl mid boots and a pair of Brooks Adrenaline. These worked out great for me with the addition of the shower shoes. If I had taken Crocs, I wouldn't have needed them
 

Robo

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With people cutting bars of soap in half, sawing handles off toothbrushes, snipping the excess straps from backpacks, and all the other half-crazy things done in the name of saving weight, I am amazed that some people feel the need to bring a pair of shoes just for use in the shower.

Maybe I'll just wear my boots in the shower :)
 
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With people cutting bars of soap in half, sawing handles off toothbrushes, snipping the excess straps from backpacks, and all the other half-crazy things done in the name of saving weight, I am amazed that some people feel the need to bring a pair of shoes just for use in the shower.


I have never been one to go to extravagant lengths concerning weight. However, I have picked enough athlete's foot, plantar warts etc. from public showers over the years, that a couple of ounces to alleviate this doesn't seem onerous
 

Robo

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I have never been one to go to extravagant lengths concerning weight. However, I have picked enough athlete's foot, plantar warts etc. from public showers over the years, that a couple of ounces to alleviate this doesn't seem onerous

Me too. Not fun :eek:
 

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