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1.37 ounce huarache
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James Reilly
(zippymorocco) - M

Locale: Montana
1.37 ounce huarache on 03/24/2012 16:22:24 MDT Print View

This is my first attempt at a light weight and durable huarache to use on my 2013 AT through hike(as a camp shoe). They are inspired by invisible shoes and tied in the ultra-minimalist style on there web site.

I made these out of some draw chord and vinyl floor runner that I found at the hardware store. I might switch the design to inner tubes and draw chord if durability proves to be an issue. We'll see, I like the feel of them.


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Edited by zippymorocco on 03/24/2012 16:24:02 MDT.

Dan Johnson

Locale: PNW
Re: 1.37 ounce huarache on 03/24/2012 21:02:12 MDT Print View

I think these would be great camp shoes. I am almost about to pull the trigger on a pair of Invisible Shoes but the 6mm in my size is backordered. I think for just walking you wouldn't have a problem but you may find that the toe may droop and get caught on things since it doesn't lift up.

Great weight though. Please keep us posted on how well they work out around the house and on the trail. I've seen similar people use shoe inserts since they have the same shape and contours of a shoe. I don't think they would last very long though since they are all made out of cheap, light foam.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: 1.37 ounce huarache on 03/24/2012 21:08:57 MDT Print View

I've done a similar thing, but using an insert from an old pair of trail runners. Pre-formed!

James Reilly
(zippymorocco) - M

Locale: Montana
more info on 03/24/2012 21:28:35 MDT Print View

My first thought was that I would use invisible shoes for camp and river crossing. I bought some 4mm ones and they have basically replaced Chacos for around the town and mild day hike footwear. I would run in them if I ever ran. I absolutely love them. However they came in at just over 8oz and that seemed a little heavy for carrying into the back-county.

I had considered the shoe inserts but really want something with enough durability to wear in town and cross rivers as well as use them as a camp shoe. I am going to wear them in place of my invisible shoes around town until they break. They are as comfortable as the Invisible shoes so it shouldn't be a problem there. The sole is thinner than the invisible shoes but it is a flooring product so it should be fairly tough stuff.

By the way these are $1.00 shoes. So that's kind of nice as well!

I will certainly post back on my findings.

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Re: Re: Re: 1.37 ounce huarache on 03/26/2012 19:44:08 MDT Print View

When they are I'm stock, these weigh 1.9 oz in large and are less than $4 for something a lot more stable. I've tried a lot of other options and like these the best.

matthew rangel
(MRangel) - F
3.5 ounce solution. More stable on 03/26/2012 22:10:00 MDT Print View

In another post I shared a 3.5 ounce/pair sandal. These are very comfy and more sturdy.

3.5 ounce stream xing Sandal

Edited by MRangel on 03/26/2012 22:13:10 MDT.

Jake Morrison
(@BarefootJake) - F
Good on 03/28/2012 11:36:46 MDT Print View

Great Idea for Camp Footwear.