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#144137 - 12/29/10 11:40 PM looking for light weight slides (camp sandals)
KWeb Offline
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Registered: 01/04/02
Posts: 183
Loc: Tacoma, WA
I prefer the slide style so I can wear them with socks when the temps drop.

Most important to me is lightweight and fast drying.

Looking at zappos, the best thus far is:
http://www.zappos.com/nike-benassi-swoosh-black-white

Any suggestions?


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#144138 - 12/29/10 11:48 PM Re: looking for light weight slides (camp shoes) [Re: KWeb]
ChrisFol Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 387
Loc: Denver, Colordo
Originally Posted By KWeb
I prefer the slide style so I can wear them with socks when the temps drop.

Most important to me is lightweight and fast drying. Velcro closure would be a bonus.

Looking at zappos, the best thus far is:
http://www.zappos.com/nike-benassi-swoosh-black-white

Any suggestions?


Not sure many people in the lightweight section really bring camp-shoes. Most will just loosen their trail-runners or put on down boots (in the winter). I know a few people who use crocs or water-shoes.

I guess for "slide" style camp shoes there really isn't a market and they are all about the same in cost and weight.

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#144161 - 12/30/10 06:13 PM Re: looking for light weight slides (camp shoes) [Re: ChrisFol]
Whiskeyguy Offline
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Registered: 06/11/09
Posts: 103
Loc: Northern California, USA
I snagged some Croc Crostrails from Amazon for $22. I really like them, they're a little more heavy-duty... but also a little heavier than what you're looking for probably at 7 oz.

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#144209 - 01/01/11 12:57 AM Re: looking for light weight slides (camp sandals) [Re: KWeb]
Joshuatree Offline
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Registered: 12/30/10
Posts: 62
Loc: Wisconsin
I have a pair of early columbia convetable sandels I like for camp shoes they have a removable back strap so you can have the best of both worlds

This is the closest they make now
[url=http://www.zappos.com/columbia-techsun-h20-interchange-mud-sauterne][/url]

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#144280 - 01/03/11 01:14 PM Re: looking for light weight slides (camp sandals) [Re: KWeb]
KWeb Offline
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Registered: 01/04/02
Posts: 183
Loc: Tacoma, WA
Gonna try the Sprint Nylon Mesh Shoes. Though based on what i've read, my size 11.5 feet might not fit in their size 11/12 shoes.

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#144343 - 01/03/11 11:51 PM Re: looking for light weight slides (camp sandals) [Re: KWeb]
Paul Offline
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Registered: 09/30/02
Posts: 778
Loc: California
I wear an 11.5, and got the large sprint aquatics. They fit fine. I do have pretty flat feet, though. If you have a high arch you may be out of luck. I'd give it a shot, though. They're so cheap you don't have much to lose.

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#144398 - 01/04/11 05:54 PM Re: looking for light weight slides (camp sandals) [Re: KWeb]
OldScout Offline
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Registered: 03/17/03
Posts: 501
Loc: Puget Sound, Washington
I hated the Sprint Mesh shoes. Someone about five years ago on this site ordered a bunch and then sold to whoever signed up. I found them to be way too flimsy with absolutely no side support so whenever I walked up or down a hill, my foot slid in the shoe up the side. Very thin sole also so was pretty useless for even going out to get firewood. YMMV

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#144401 - 01/04/11 06:06 PM Re: looking for light weight slides (camp sandals) [Re: OldScout]
Franco Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 998
Loc: Australia
I had a look the other day at some imitation Crocs. Much lighter than the real thing and no doubt not as durable but may do for light duty around camp.
What I do now is to take bread bags (plastic) with me and after I have a wash I put my coolmax liner socks on (night socks) , then the plastic bag and if cold enough the day socks on top of that.
(you need spare bags, they don't last for long)
so I go around with the laces undone. If you do that and trip over them, don't blame me...
Franco

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#144405 - 01/04/11 06:33 PM Re: looking for light weight slides (camp sandals) [Re: Franco]
Heather-ak Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 597
Loc: Fairbanks, AK
I go bare foot (not in the winter for anything but very short times.) But my feet are pretty calloused and ugly...

I have crossed Alaskan streams bare foot as well - not really suggested though.

If you cut or get frost-bite on your feet, don't blame me wink

Heather

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#144459 - 01/05/11 03:39 PM Re: looking for light weight slides (camp sandals) [Re: Franco]
OldScout Offline
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Registered: 03/17/03
Posts: 501
Loc: Puget Sound, Washington
I actually use the closed toe Crocs for around camp. Strong enough to wander around and get down to the lake for a swim. With size 13 shoes, I generally need the lightest shoe I can get. They are tough enough and easy enough to clean that I can strap them onto the outside of my pack with no problems.

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#144481 - 01/05/11 08:49 PM Re: looking for light weight slides (camp sandals) [Re: Heather-ak]
verber Offline
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Registered: 01/26/04
Posts: 269
Loc: SF Bay Area, CA
I also just loosen up my travel runners. I tried the aqua sprinter and hated them. They wore out quickly and I found gave a fail sense of protection. I would rather go barefoot.

I have thought about trying some grip socks http://www.sandsocks.net/product.cfm?action=show_product&product_id=34 but haven't yet. Someone on one of the backpacking forums I read seemed to like them a lot.

Another croc like alternative are the inov-8 recolite 180
http://inov-8.com/Products-Detail.asp?PG=PG1&L=27&P=5050973081
I have been thinking about them for around town, but they might make a good camp shoe.

Some other ideas for minimalist shoes:
http://www.adventureinprogress.com/tcfmf-selecting-footwear

--Mark


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#145411 - 01/24/11 09:50 PM Re: looking for light weight slides (camp sandals) [Re: verber]
Trollgoal Offline
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Registered: 12/14/10
Posts: 7
Teva's

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#145416 - 01/24/11 10:39 PM Re: looking for light weight slides (camp sandals) [Re: OldScout]
Franco Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 998
Loc: Australia
Zem Gear now have a lighter version of something like the aqua shoes .
Stretch top with rubber sole.
From 2.2 oz(x2) about $30
http://www.zemgear.com/NEW_ZEM_2011.html
Franco

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