I bought a nice pair of lightweight (10 oz. /pair, size Large) of black plastic sandals at WALGREENS.
The name on the heel is "Caribbean Cartel". They appear to be made of a very dense closed cell foam type of black plastic B/C they float. The sandals come as Crocs knock-offs or, like mine, as river sandals W/ as small nylon strap & Velcro closure. The soles are about 3/8" thick and have a decent tread pattern.
For $9. or so they seemed FAR superior to the Sprint Aquatics slippers I've tried (and worn out in a wek of camping), I'd use these sandals for river crossings as well as around camp.
Yeah, 10 oz. may seem like a lot to carry for camp shoes but ya gotta choose yer luxuries and, along with my full length UL Thermarest, these are a "necessary luxury". Plus, the chances of getting anything lighter that is this substantial and multipurpose is nearly impossible.
"There are no comfortable backpacks. Some are just less uncomfortable than others."
Loc: jersey city NJ
I googled these and found nothing. Can you provide a link?
I've long wished for very lightweight cheap sandals that were not in "flip-flop" design, which I personally much dislike.
. I don't like any of the models that are commonly recommended.
I've had two pairs of the cheapest "Columbia" brand sandals. I like them somewhat.
I've used them recently on fairly long trail approach to two days of off-trail hiking that more or less required nasty mountain boots (later ditched) , as a successful means ??? of sparing my feet from potential blisters.
I've also used them extensively for in-camp wear, and for wading in streams while fly fishing and as all-important alternative to rock-climbing shoes.
I think at $30 a pair, the Columbia brand are too expensive and also too heavy.
A decent or much superior pair of sandals usable for hiking, really cheap and light, are well within range of possibility, but haven't found any.