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John Taylorson
(heyjt) - M

Locale: SoCal
Flimsy but functional at less than 2oz on 06/06/2012 22:31:31 MDT Print View

I used to use Crocs but they are heavy and bulky. I wear trail runners backpacking and simply loosen my laces in camp. Since I use my trail shoes as part of my pillow "system," when I need to use the bathroom at night or check the bear bag after my shoes are put away, I slip on my nifty duct tape, insole sandals. They weigh in at a cool 1.7 oz per pair and "nest" well inside my pack during the day. They are a bit flimsy on an off-camber slope, and can be slippery on certain surfaces, but for the price and simple UL/MYOG elegance, they are a keeper for now.Insole Sandal

Tony Fischer
(adfischer) - F
Tying Shoes on 06/07/2012 07:56:40 MDT Print View

John,

Take a look at this site:

http://www.invisibleshoe.com/how-to-make-huaraches/

It describes how to lace them. He is selling soles for them which I actually think I might buy since they would be much more durable than the foam pad. I believe they are only 3 oz and cost just $21.

John Taylorson
(heyjt) - M

Locale: SoCal
Re: Tying Shoes on 06/07/2012 08:12:05 MDT Print View

I like the idea, and they will be more substantial in camp. I do, however, like the ease and simplicity of slipping on the shoes rather than lacing, for those quick walks to water the trees.