Gaiters or Sandals in October?

The question was:

I’m only figuring out what gaiters are now and am wondering should i get a pair for my Camino in October (walking from Ponferrada – Santiago early Oct)? And this might sound like a silly question but in the pictures of gaiters i’ve seen they don’t seem to cover the whole boot so,won’t the boot still get wet inside? If i just wore wet trousers/pants won’t my boots get just as well as if i was wearing the gaiters??

Also…i was going to bring my well loved and worn birkenstock sandals for the evenings but will it be too cold in October, should i bring another pair of shoes instead? I don’t own crocs!

Read the good advice given on the topic gaiters or sandals on the Camino de Santiago.