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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck it View Post
    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.
    I had to retire a pair of the stretch cameleons finally after many years, extremely comfortable and no need to tie them! I still wear them painting around the house.

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    My feet feel so vulnerable just a the thought of hiking in flip flops...even on an urban hike. I prefer my feet to be sufficiently covered where any serious walking and hiking is involved.

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    After working on the house all day today (see DIY thread) I sat down with a beer and a whiskey (see What Are You Drinking thread). My dog was staring at me because I had been neglecting her all day. So we walked out the door. I had on flip flops and Carharts with only an idea of walking around the neighborhood. We ended up doing 6 miles of trails in the WMNF. I don't really recommend flip flops, but it was no problem whatsoever.

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    Last fall at Monadnock we saw some girl hiking up barefoot, not sure if there's any advantage to that.
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    We saw three people hiking barefoot on Mt Abraham in VT on Saturday. It's a very rocky trail and they were stepping very carefully. One of the guys was on his first hike of the season without shoes and was not looking too happy. Another guy said that he goes barefoot as long as there is no snow on the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWF-VT View Post
    We saw three people hiking barefoot on Mt Abraham in VT on Saturday. It's a very rocky trail and they were stepping very carefully. One of the guys was on his first hike of the season without shoes and was not looking too happy. Another guy said that he goes barefoot as long as there is no snow on the ground.
    ...dress rehearsal video bio for their chance to on Discovery channels "Naked And Afraid". lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 〽❄❅ View Post
    ...dress rehearsal video bio for their chance to on Discovery channels "Naked And Afraid". lol.


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    Guess he's no longer on the show, couldn't play nice with his gung ho special forces partner, what a shocker. He did wear socks in the snowy locals, wimp. His replacement, who lives full time in the Colorado wilderness, wears sandals IIRC. Wonder what he'll wear in the snow?

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    You be insane to hike in flip flops at Mohonk Preserve.

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    Sadly, A 23 year old woman who decided to hike the cliffs at Kaaterskill Falls near Hunter in flip flops fell 180 feet to her death after slipping on loose rocks and dirt. Not to be disrespectful of the dead, but I've hiked those cliffs and you have to be nuts to try to hike them in flip flops.

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