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Walking Camino Frances in sandals?

Amelialee

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September 2024
Hello beautiful people!
I am planning to walk my first Camino (French way) this September and have a question.
After reading threads about walking in sandals, I decided to walk the Camino in my Keen Newport sandals.

My question is: Can I wear the sandals indoors (like in albergues)? I know my shoes would be dirty after walking but I'm wondering if I clean them before entering the space, would it be fine?

I want to pack as little as possible and lighten my backpack weight.

Any advice would be very helpful. Thank you so much!
 
The one from Galicia (the round) and the one from Castilla & Leon. Individually numbered and made by the same people that make the ones you see on your walk.
You will be asked to remove your walking footwear when you go into the albergue. You can bring a pair of flip flops or lightweight slides to wear inside. Or, if you are comfortable with it you can wear just socks in the albergue. I ended up doing that one year when I only had my walking sandals.
 
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Good question - I have been wearing my Keen Newport sandals on Caminos for years now - best footwear!! as indoor sandals can be a little bulky and I loathe flipflops I go barefoot but if cool put socks on when indoors.
but that is me - though ... many pilgrims are concerned about hygiene in showers so wear their indoor sandals when using them.
 
Hello beautiful people!
I am planning to walk my first Camino (French way) this September and have a question.
After reading threads about walking in sandals, I decided to walk the Camino in my Keen Newport sandals.

My question is: Can I wear the sandals indoors (like in albergues)? I know my shoes would be dirty after walking but I'm wondering if I clean them before entering the space, would it be fine?

I want to pack as little as possible and lighten my backpack weight.

Any advice would be very helpful. Thank you so much!
I bring a pair of Teva hiking sandals and wear them 85% of the time. Then socks in the Albergue
 
Albetgbu
Hello beautiful people!
I am planning to walk my first Camino (French way) this September and have a question.
After reading threads about walking in sandals, I decided to walk the Camino in my Keen Newport sandals.

My question is: Can I wear the sandals indoors (like in albergues)? I know my shoes would be dirty after walking but I'm wondering if I clean them before entering the space, would it be fine?

I want to pack as little as possible and lighten my backpack weight.

Any advice would be very helpful. Thank you so much!
Albergues say you to leave dirty footwear and poles outside. There is often not a place to wash / clean them outside.

I carry a pair of light flip flops to wear indoors / toilet etc and even to stroll out to the shops.
 
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I'm thinking about life 1,000 years ago. If given a choice, would I wear for a pilgrimage the sandals I assembled in my shed, or would I choose the brand new, spiffy, light weight, correctly sized, colorful, durable, trail runners Jimmie, from out of nowhere, gave to me in a Shazam!⚡moment? I thought so. The downside is I would have to sleep with them under my pillow . . .
 

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