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    hiking in flip flops?

    Ok this is a stupid thread I admit.



    But does anyone but me like to hike in flip flops.

    I did Haystack Mountain last weekend and wore flip flops and got a number of concerned comments from fellow hikers.

    I have also hiked Mt. Monadonock in flip flops and gotten similar comments.

    I think it's great, very comfortable, am I the only one?

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    No I don't. Not even Tevas or Keens. Not a good idea. Sorry.
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    I've hiked in Tevas, but that was a long time ago. I suppose if you want to go archaeological, it's probably better for you because feet weren't designed to be contained in shoes anyway. And there is a movement now for barefoot running. On the other hand, how do you get a good footing/grip on the rockier stuff?
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    dumb idea, sorry. too easy to get hurt with open toed shoes in the mountains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arik View Post
    Ok this is a stupid thread I admit.

    I think it's great, very comfortable, am I the only one?

    Yes. Especially for a "hike". I mean its one thing if its on a smooth, non-technical walking path in the woods...but once a real hike is involved....I agree with everyone else above....bad idea...at least IMHO.

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    To be honest, if we are talking about a hike up a 4,000 footer, and I am carrying even a daypack, I always reach for my Asolo 520 full hiking boots. Sneakers or "low cut" approach shoes are still not a good idea because of the lack of ankle support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arik View Post
    Ok this is a stupid thread I admit.

    But does anyone but me like to hike in flip flops.

    I did Haystack Mountain last weekend and wore flip flops and got a number of concerned comments from fellow hikers.

    I have also hiked Mt. Monadonock in flip flops and gotten similar comments.

    I think it's great, very comfortable, am I the only one?
    I do hikes in my Tivas... I don't care what other people think..
    I also do hikes in hiking boots...
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    Sorry, I want to keep my ankles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billski View Post
    Sorry, I want to keep my ankles.
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    on easier stuff i'll wear my Keens
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