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Sandals

Gypsyqueen

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Time of past OR future Camino
Camino del Norte April 2018
Wondering if I can buy Teva sandals, particularly Tirra sandals in either Lisbon or Porto ?
 
Technical backpack for day trips with backpack cover and internal compartment for the hydration bladder. Ideal daypack for excursions where we need a medium capacity backpack. The back with Air Flow System creates large air channels that will keep our back as cool as possible.

€83,-
Just for an opposing view. I took Teva sandals on my first camino. They weigh a lot and weight matters. Ever since then, I take my Crocs Swiftwater Sandals. They weigh only a few ounces but are super sturdy. My first pair clocked over 1000 miles, same for my second. I'm now on my third. I wear them all the time when I'm not wearing regular shoes. You can find them on EBay.
 
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Tevas - yes, a little weighty, but if you love them you won't mind! mine are packed ready for CF early May.
It's what you like and what you are willing to carry. My wife carries 13 pounds, including water, and I'm at 16 pounds, including water and trail food. We average between 16-17 miles per day and are very comfortable, despite bringing up by a long shot the average age of a camino walker.

Even so, on our most recent camino, the Portugues, we began to envy the many walkers who only carried teeny day packs. In fact, we were very much in the minority with everything on our back. We may well say goodbye to the days of being unsupported. Been there, done that...many times.

Obviously, for anyone who is walking the camino supported by luggage transfers, weight doesn't matter.
 
It's what you like and what you are willing to carry. My wife carries 13 pounds, including water, and I'm at 16 pounds, including water and trail food. We average between 16-17 miles per day and are very comfortable, despite bringing up by a long shot the average age of a camino walker.

Even so, on our most recent camino, the Portugues, we began to envy the many walkers who only carried teeny day packs. In fact, we were very much in the minority with everything on our back. We may well say goodbye to the days of being unsupported. Been there, done that...many times.

Obviously, for anyone who is walking the camino supported by luggage transfers, weight doesn't matter.
I'm definately carrying everything on my back for this, my first Camino! Hopefully I won't regret it but then its all a learning experience isnt it? Btw, I'm also in the upper bracket of age range! Aiming for around 6-7 kgs but its a month away yet & havent done a 'test run' for packing...............
Surprised to read you found most ppl are not carrying everything! Never occurred to me to not actually.
 
Very light, comfortable and compressible poncho. Specially designed for protection against water for any activity.

Our Atmospheric H30 poncho offers lightness and waterproofness. Easily compressible and made with our Waterproof fabric, its heat-sealed interior seams guarantee its waterproofness. Includes carrying bag.

€60,-
I'm definately carrying everything on my back for this, my first Camino! Hopefully I won't regret it but then its all a learning experience isnt it? Btw, I'm also in the upper bracket of age range! Aiming for around 6-7 kgs but its a month away yet & havent done a 'test run' for packing...............
Surprised to read you found most ppl are not carrying everything! Never occurred to me to not actually.
It was a surprise, but perhaps that's normal on the Camino Portugues. In all honesty, we rate this camino at the bottom of the list of camino paths we have walked. Crowded, with so many day hikers with day packs. We wisely decided to zigzag between the central and coastal and were rewarded. The coastal is lovely.

We were so nervous on our first camino 10 years ago and we were already retirees. We did plenty of practice caminos and it paid off. We only jettisoned one item along the way: cheap slippers for wearing in the shower. Our sandals did just fine. You are in the sweet spot for weight. My advice in this regard is: 1. Balance your packing. Do not have one side with noticeably more weight. This will strain the nerves on that one side and will cause pain. 2. Don't put all the heavy stuff on the bottom. Balance that as well. If it's all on the bottom, it may cause pain in your hips or spine. 3. Start the day's hike slowly for the first hour till you feel comfortable, adjusting your pack straps as needed to make yourself more comfortable. Once you have everything in order with your muscles warmed up, you will be surprised how quickly you can move. We averaged 17 miles per day on our first camino, the Frances, and at one point, we were heading toward an arrival in Santiago at least 3 days ahead of our plan. So we took breaks in Burgos and Leon. Very wise.
 
I'm definately carrying everything on my back for this, my first Camino! Hopefully I won't regret it but then its all a learning experience isnt it? Btw, I'm also in the upper bracket of age range! Aiming for around 6-7 kgs but its a month away yet & havent done a 'test run' for packing...............
Surprised to read you found most ppl are not carrying everything! Never occurred to me to not actually.

I loved the Camino Portugues.
Saw now difference in numbers of people between the CF and CP who used packtransport.

Happy preparations for your Camino!
 
Has anybody walked the camino in just sandals ?

Typically I have hiked in Vasque boots but a friend suggested using sandals (Keens)

Thinking of these :

 
Very light, comfortable and compressible poncho. Specially designed for protection against water for any activity.

Our Atmospheric H30 poncho offers lightness and waterproofness. Easily compressible and made with our Waterproof fabric, its heat-sealed interior seams guarantee its waterproofness. Includes carrying bag.

€60,-
Has anybody walked the camino in just sandals ?
Yes, after wearing lightweight trail runners on my first two Caminos I switched to hiking sandals only. I have since walked the Norte, Salvador and Portuguese Caminos exclusively in sandals. I prefer an open toe sandals because my toes like the freedom.
I have worn a couple of different styles of Merrell sandals, but they keep discontinuing the styles that I like.
 
Has anybody walked the camino in just sandals ?

Typically I have hiked in Vasque boots but a friend suggested using sandals (Keens)

Thinking of these :

Yep. I walked the CF last summer wearing Chacos and found them to be perfect for me. I would wear them again.
 
The focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared. 2nd ed.

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