What, this old thing?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Shewie, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. captain paranoia

    captain paranoia Backpacker

    Long, wet grass.

    Could have done with some lined shoes chasing after DofE groups the other day; shoes and socks got soaked due to the rain-soaked long grass I was having to wade through on neglected paths.

    Or maybe gaiters, as trouser leg bottoms got soaked the same way. But I'd look a bit of a dick wearing gaiters to run around Purbeck...
  2. Robert P

    Robert P Day Walker

    I agree that lined shoes might not be the best idea, but I have found a way to use them successfully, even on some slightly boggy terrain. Not to everyone's taste, but some gaiters can work with approach shoes, they just need to go low and seal well. OR Crocodiles are good for this, but not exactly ultralight!
  3. JKM

    JKM Section Hiker

    A pair of these pool shoes as an experiment in camp shoes. 70g for a pair in xxxl uk11

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/272510774932

    Sole appears to be halfway between a medium density rubber and a hard faced neoprene type material, circa 2mm (a bit squidgy underfoot) with the stretchy upper made from a .75mm (ish) fabric.

    As I don't tend to answer the call of nature in the night so the main use for them will be when visiting organised sites like Gt langdale where my boots normally end up in the drying room overnight but most of the footpaths around the facilities blocks have gravel paths that are painful underfoot.

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    On my sized 10.5 uk feet these ones sit a bit large so probably slightly bigger than the quoted sizing. It would be easy to put a pleat either side of the heel to take up the slack.

    I will try them on the lawn next time it rains.

    The other option I had been considering are these tyvek overshoes that seem more boot shaped than others:

    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/DuPont-TYVE...-POSA-10-pairs-white-/182348187552?nav=SEARCH

    Which I had considered either lining with ccf or even a sandwich of 3mm ccf / thin hard plastic / 3mm ccf but I was not sure what to bond it all together with or if I could be bothered with creating a stick mess anyway.
  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Interesting.

    Tyvek overshoes don't last....and it is best to avoid inclines....especially snowy one's; don't ask how I know this...
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  5. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Ultralighter

    Helle Hansen Pile booties from Military Mart:

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  6. Arne L.

    Arne L. Ultralighter

    After smashing a Ruta Locura stake at Loch Treich... @craige 's Eastons suddenly looked very appealing...

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  7. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    So the steel wire one I found didn't cut it then :inlove:
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  8. Arne L.

    Arne L. Ultralighter

    It went on with another backpacker I met in Aviemore who had lost a stake.

    One fine day it will get back to you, don't worry... :shamefullyembarrased:
  9. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I hope not... it felt heavy :bla:

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