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I prefer to walk the Camino Frances in running shoes, rather than boots, even a day I walked through snow and another few days of walking in puddles, wet grass, and some mud. I've used them in spring, summer, and fall.

Is there anything significantly different on the Le Puy route that would make running shoes a bad choice?


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SJPP to Santiago Sept 2014
I've walked from Le Puy to Moissac in running shoes without problems. But I was fortunate with the weather.

When I arrived in Conques, the good people at the Abbey hostel were horrified at my footwear and thought them highly unsuitable!


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CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
I have always used trail runners and always will. Used them from Le Puy no problems and no blisters. Brooks Cascadia in case you were wondering. Always one size larger.

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