Won't go into yes/no debate over flip flops in the shover because that's really exclusively your decision but if you decide to do so be carefull not to slip. Flip-flops can be lethal on wet surface!!! (I use them otherwise on Caminos)
I love my Xero (Z-Trail) sandals as they weigh less than flip flops, they don't flap as I walk, they can double as shower or beach shoes, and they can be used in the evenings for walking around town. Check them out.....
Yep. They sounded great so I looked them up. It was disappointing to find them for a whopping $79 US. I guess I'll stick with Croc sandals for around $20. They now make many attractive styles that weigh very little.Although they cost $79 US as compared to $5 Aus for thongs......love
These are very similar to what I wear as I like to wear socks on the chilly evenings too, so a "sandal" works much better.I use what @Stroller123 shows here. They are slip ons so I can wear with warm socks comfortably in the evening and weigh 146 gm. I walk in late Feb-March so colder temperatures
Flip flops, sandals or crocs are all good you can also wear them around the auberge and town to give your feet a break. I love my boots and wear them all day but carry a pair of sandals for use around where I am staying
Having showered in the Army for 30 years I always wore thongs and never got tinia in my life. Just put them in the side pockets and throw them on when you are half way through your day’s walk whilst you are airing your feet as well
I also tag my crocs on the outside of my recksac for easy access. So I when sit down for coffee/beer/feet soak in a stream near my day's destination I have refreshed feet on arrival. I keep a small absorbant cloth in an outer pocket to dry my feet. Ideal is a microfiber dishcloth.My feet are not prone to fungi or infections but just in case I did wear my Xero sandals in some showers (municipals & questionable showers, but not in higher-end or private albergues). The Xero sandals were obnoxious to get in and out of (they weren't the flip-flop style) and were too thin to be comfortable for my poor feet in the evenings. Next time I'll take crocs.
I also tag my crocs on the outside of my recksac for easy access. So I when sit down for coffee/beer/feet soak in a stream near my day's destination I have refreshed feet on arrival. I keep a small absorbant cloth in an outer pocket to dry my feet. Ideal is a microfiber dishcloth.
Superlight luggage could
Superlight luggage can have plastic bag shoe protection( like on airport security points) or simple 2 plastic bags on barefoot in the shower or toilet ( i used this on long flights too) but i would never go barefooted. Guys who have bigger luggage, of course is best flip flops that you use later in city walk