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Shoe Gloves?

ShaLaw

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, Sept./Oct. 2015. Future Camino Portuguese in 2022.
Hi there, fellow pilgrims!

I’m just wondering if anyone has tried these shoe gloves? They certainly would have come in handy when we hiked through Galicia;


I’m thinking of doing another Camino and was thinking of ordering these so I won’t have to wear bags on my feet again - LOL - so any feedback is appreciated!

Thanks,
Sharon
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
From the Shoe Glove website: The Shoe glove is a protective footwear accessory for occasional use
I'm pretty sure that walking 20+km a day over all different kinds of surfaces is a bit more than occasional use. 😜

I've been wearing sandals exclusively on the Camino the last couple of years, so I don't worry about my shoes getting wet. I bring waterproof Sealskinz socks to keep my feet dry on really wet days.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
I had some of those in about 1956.
On the Camino they will wear out fast.
A waste of $$$ in my opinion.

Gaiters or just let your shoes dry overnight.
 

ShaLaw

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, Sept./Oct. 2015. Future Camino Portuguese in 2022.
Thanks! I didn’t think of that. I thought they could be good for 3 to 4 days but for sure they’d likely wear out after 20+ Kim’s/day.
 

Albertagirl

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Aragones-Frances (2016); VdlP-Sanabres (2017); Madrid-Frances-Invierno (2019)Levante
I wear rain pants, and was very glad that I had them during my walk in the torrential rain on the Invierno this fall. Mine are North Face brand, Hy Vent model and keep me warm and dry. They are a little long and keep my footwear dry in most wet weather, as they also function like gaiters.
 

pelerine

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Norte 10, Primitivo 13, Plata 14+15, Salvador 16, Torres 17, Portugues 18, Mozarabe 19
I had some of those in about 1956.
On the Camino they will wear out fast.
A waste of $$$ in my opinion.

Gaiters or just let your shoes dry overnight.
In the 50s in Britain they were called galoshes(spelling?) and, as trecile said, used occasionally only to protect your fancy shoes when going out and it rained as you were leaving the house. You took them off as you arrived in the restaurant or theater or at your friends’ house.....
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
In the 50s in Britain they were called galoshes(spelling?) and, as trecile said, used occasionally only to protect your fancy shoes when going out and it rained as you were leaving the house. You took them off as you arrived in the restaurant or theater or at your friends’ house.....
Yes, we also called them galoshes. My grandmother even had some for high heels.
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
In the 50s in Britain they were called galoshes(spelling?) and, as trecile said, used occasionally only to protect your fancy shoes when going out and it rained as you were leaving the house. You took them off as you arrived in the restaurant or theater or at your friends’ house.....
The galoshes my father wore (and those that I wear) are much bigger and sturdier and designed to cover your shoes through the rain or snow. I wear mine to and from work (a few km walk + public transit) through most of the winter. Mine are on their second year now with no signs of wearing out. But I wouldn't take them on a Camino! Too heavy.
 

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