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Old 08-31-2011, 06:15 PM
JayB JayB is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2010
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Same here, wanted to not change shoes, save some weight. I tried the Fivefingers treksports and love them (20% off coupon plus giftcard made this possible!). These are NOT the smooth soled running shoes, but the hikers with rubber knobs in the sole. As you said, not as good as felt in the river, but as long as you are careful about where you step and watch which rocks you step on, I felt fine in them. I imagine its about the same for the new rubber soled wading boots anyway. They are very comfortable to hike in, and even though they dont dry very quickly, since they fit so snugly to your feet, there is no issue with blisters when hiking wet. I do like to take them off and let my feet air out once I get to camp, so Im usually barefoot at that point, which I enjoy. So far Ive put about 20 miles through trail and water on mine (pretty hollow, sams creek, slickrock), and cant see any reason to turn back (until it gets too cold I guess).
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