What about Hiking Boot Maintenance for the Camino de Santiago?

Shoes used to walk the Camino de Santiago

The question was:

How do I keep my boots soft and supple as I break them in for my Camino? I am old enough to remember using saddle soap on my baseball glove, but I wonder if there is something more “hi-tech?”

Read all about the hiking boot maintenance for the Camino de Santiago here in our Camino forum.

Shoes used to walk the Camino de Santiago

Shoes used to walk the Camino de Santiago

The question was:

Hi all, there are so many threads in regards to footwear, many opinions, many different kinds of footwear. I know a common reply is: “use what works best for your feet” and “the same thing does not work for everyone”, while that is true it’s nice as a newbie to get some ideas on where to start. My wish is not to start another discussion I was hoping you could list what shoes you wear both during the walk and in the evening and perhaps a comment on why that works for you. Just to put some ideas in a beginners mind :).

Read the list of Shoes used to walk the Camino de Santiago.

What shoes are pilgrims using on the Camino de Santiago?

What shoes are pilgrims using on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was:

Hi all, there are so many threads in regards to footwear, many opinions, many different kinds of footwear. I know a common reply is: “use what works best for your feet” and “the same thing does not work for everyone”, while that is true it’s nice as a newbie to get some ideas on where to start. My wish is not to start another discussion I was hoping you could list what shoes you wear both during the walk and in the evening and perhaps a comment on why that works for you. Just to put some ideas in a beginners mind :).

Read the list of shoes (names of brands and model) that pilgrims posted in our forum.

My laces don’t stay tied well, any tips?

My laces don't stay tied well, any tips?
My laces don't stay tied well, any tips?

The question was:

I’m experimenting with my Merrells (both the boots and the shoes) on a daily basis, and I’m finding that as Wonderful as these are for my feet, the laces don’t stay tied well. […] But does anyone have a solution? A trick? Another lace they’d recommend?

Read all the good advice on shoelaces on the Camino de Santiago.

Is it inevitable for feet to stink, or a sign of bad shoes?

Smelly shoes
Smelly shoes

The question was:

After just a day of wearing them, my feet smelled like death itself. Is this something I should just counter with foot powder, or is it a sign that I should invest in different waterproof shoes?

Read all the good advice on smelly shoes here.