Ultralight shoes for river crossing and camp

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by PhilHo, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    Just doing a search for ultralite sandals and came across these forclaz ones from Decathlon, anyone seen them in the flesh? Opinions? Nearest decathlon to me is a hundred odd miles away so no chance of seeing them.

    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/sandals...tybR_2zD8gY0ZAbzQs9eDEYOynoG2ncBoCRkQQAvD_BwE

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    At 360g for a pair of size 9.5 it saves 100g odd on my tevas, but about 100g more than my vivos. More camp shoe than river, although they're advertised as "hydrophobic sandals for taking a shower in mountain refuges"

    £14
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  2. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    Look like Xero knock-offs, even the weight is similar https://xeroshoes.com/shop/gender/mens/ztrek-men/

    I have a pair of Xero Z-treks. They'd be great, but my feet don't fit them correctly, I keep stepping on the raised edge around the heel.

    What Vivos do you have?
  3. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    Early vivo ultra 2's

    The Xeros interested me, but the reviews on them are pretty shocking.

    The Unshoes Pah Tempe also really interested me, but it's easier getting drunk on baileys Irish Cream than it is getting a pair.

    These forclaz have piqued my intrest, at least at 14 quid if they fall apart it's not a drama
  4. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    I've Bedrock Cairn Pro 3Ds and they've been great, but they are heavier than the Z-treks.

    I'd try these, as they might be very good value.
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  5. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    Given them a brash.

    Particularly liked Decathlons postage options
    3.99 Standard Delivery arrives 17th Feb
    7.99 Express Delivery arrives 17th Feb
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