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    Horsepuckie!

    I've been in my Tevas for over two months now. I spend 2+/-hrs in the woods every day with my dog. We have walked on all terrains, under all conditions. I don't even think about putting anything on but the tevas. Rock, woods, brooks, beaver bogs, sun, rain. I did the carry around Allagash falls in Tevas and just bought a new pair this week.
    I'm headed to 13 Falls this weekend, I'll wear a pair of low cut hiking shoes in, but day two, the climb up to Galehead, will be in Tevas and most likely the trip out will be in them also. My ONLY concern is that the Tevas are new and may rub my feet differently. Day one today they worked great, but most of that was on old logg'n roads.

    Oh ya no injures/cuts/bruises/sprains/..., in that time.

    Set yourself free and put your Tevas on and hit the woods!
    “Two roads diverged in a Yellow Wood, and...”
    having nailed another checkpoint, I reset the bezel ring on my compass for the next azimuth,with a slight
    offset to the left. I took a bearing, crossed the road and re-entered the woods on my new direction.
    “... and THAT has made all the difference”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legalskier View Post
    Believe it or not, a friend of mine hiked up this in flip flops:




    He won't be trying that again.
    Kaaterskills Falls?

    That steep part is pretty strenous in hiking boots.

  3. #53
    The first time I hiked a 14er in Colorado I didn't have hiking boots, so I used my work steel toes. They did provide some support but the added weight of the steel toe made the 7 mile hike feel twice as long.

    I could never hike in flip flops, best case scenario I'd stub my toe a million times, plus I'd have to watch my feet to see where they were stepping, and I'd miss views and scenery, half the purpose for the hike to begin with. No thanks

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  4. #54
    Flip-flops are pretty ineffective as a relief shoe. If you are looking to save weight, you're better off with Crocs, which weigh less than hiking sandals and protect your feet better than flip-flops.
    Last edited by joydavid; Nov 25, 2013 at 2:45 AM.

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    Just ordered a pair of these. Anyone else have them, not many reviews out yet.

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  6. #56
    I have several Merrells, and they're all great. I can't imagine why those wouldn't be.

    I'm a big proponent of low-cut shoes also. There's always been the argument about ankle support, but as others have brought up, it depends on your individual physiology. The only high tops I have are my insulated winter ones.

    I did just get a pair of the barefoot running shoes (merrell) and I can't wait to try them on a trail! I've ran on a treadmill with them, and it's a totally different stride, and I love it! Very light footed, and I think would be great for trail and uneven terrain because you stay on your toes more.

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    Thanks, I tend to roll my ankle a lot hiking for some reason. Been using mids since when I use full high tops my heel seems to rub due to the lack of flexing I assume. Can't wait to try these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Just ordered a pair of these. Anyone else have them, not many reviews out yet.

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    How is the price range on these. I want to start hiking this summer, I am so happy me and my roommates are moving to home by the hills of south Ulster County in couple weeks hopefully. I love living in the hills.
    Got to get high upb oh so high up and enjoy the mountains .

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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Just ordered a pair of these. Anyone else have them, not many reviews out yet.

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    I have three pairs of Chameleons. They are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own. One pair is completely worn out and was replaced. They are over 10 years old. The third is for wet days and are gore-tex. These a re little less comfortable but still great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    How is the price range on these. I want to start hiking this summer, I am so happy me and my roommates are moving to home by the hills of south Ulster County in couple weeks hopefully. I love living in the hills.
    $100, but can find them online for around $80 with a coupon code. I ordered mine off REI since they have 20% off for members.
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