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Rain galoshes or similar

littlegreen60

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Time of past OR future Camino
Early June 2023
I FINALLY have the right shoes, podiatrist approved....whew. less than 2 weeks to go!
But theyre not waterproof at all.
Any suggestions for rain covers for shoes, galoshes etc?
 
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2 weeks from now is June. June is not a time of year when you need to waterproof your footwear in Spain. On the contrary, waterproof shoes are more likely to get wet inside from all that perspiration thus increasing the likelihood of getting blisters.
 
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€149,-
Ideal sleeping bag liner whether we want to add a thermal plus to our bag, or if we want to use it alone to sleep in shelters or hostels. Thanks to its mummy shape, it adapts perfectly to our body.

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I think they would be more trouble than they are worth. Try waterproof socks if you are worried about your feet getting wet. Yes, there is such a thing. Sealskinz is the brand I think.
 
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I hate to break it to you, but if it rains, you will get wet. It's not an apocalypse. When the rain stops you will dry out. The best strategy is to duck into a cafe during the heaviest rain, and make sure you have some dry socks to change into throughout the day. I found gaiters to be pretty much useless with regards to rain, since your feet get wet from the bottom more so than from above. As a fellow pilgrim once bellowed on a particularly soggy morning "you're not made of sugar, you're not gonna melt!".
 
Unless it is really cold, I put on my sandals and take off my pant legs, though I am usually in shorts regardless of the time of year. When I find a good spot to get out of the rain, I get out of the rain.
 
Down bag (90/10 duvet) of 700 fills with 180 g (6.34 ounces) of filling. Mummy-shaped structure, ideal when you are looking for lightness with great heating performance.

€149,-
I hate to break it to you, but if it rains, you will get wet. It's not an apocalypse. When the rain stops you will dry out. The best strategy is to duck into a cafe during the heaviest rain, and make sure you have some dry socks to change into throughout the day. I found gaiters to be pretty much useless with regards to rain, since your feet get wet from the bottom more so than from above. As a fellow pilgrim once bellowed on a particularly soggy morning "you're not made of sugar, you're not gonna melt!".
Pedantic, I know, but the long suppressed scientist in me wants to point out that sugar doesn't melt in water, even in hot water. It dissolves!
But I concur, that your feet will not *dissolve* during rain either!
Have a spare pair of socks ready to change into, once the rain abates. Or wear your evening sandals without socks for a mile or two. Or pack a pair of waterproof socks, but don't wear them when it's dry. Or get wet, then dry your shoes out in the albergue before you put them back on again the next morning.

I spend a lot of time searching for trail shoes in my size etc which do not contain Goretex or other waterproof layers, because once they get full of Camino dust they lose most of their breathability. Your podiatrist has saved you that search!

Buen Camino!
 
I dont waterproof unless winter. Non-waterproof trail runners dry fast. I will bring one pair of waterproof socks for the VF though for the very wet days. Otherwise I just use my regular socks and shoes and change into dry socks as needed.
 
Thank you @trecile . This was my original thought, but need them to cover the whole top of the shoe. Are there any others you know of?
OR crocodile gaiters cover the top of the shoe and hook to the forward lace to hold them down. That said, they are knee high and will be hot. In the summer for hiking I buy an OR short gaiter and then spray heavily with silicone. Not as effective as the goretex ones though. Are your shoes low or a mid-height? Low shoes are harder to cover, in my experience.
 
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Thank you all. I arrive in Sarria today. Its rain rain rain for the next few days.
I hope wool Sox with liners will do the trick. And i will look for albergues with a dryer.
 

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