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Are Teva shoe/sandals a good choice as a camp shoe on a one week hike?
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Thaddaeus Wharton
(Thadjw) - MLife
Are Teva shoe/sandals a good choice as a camp shoe on a one week hike? on 02/17/2013 01:07:44 MST Print View

One week segment of the Sierras this summer. I feel that I can even wear them through streams to save soaking my hiking shoes (when this is necessary).

Ideas and advice is welcome! TJ

Nelson Sherry
(nsherry61)

Locale: Mid-Willamette Valley
Re: Are Teva shoe/sandals a good choice as a camp shoe on a one week hike? on 02/17/2013 01:19:55 MST Print View

Tevas are tanks. They're stupid heavy for backpackimg, imho. There are lots of much lighter choices out there. There are quite a few good threads on this site about light weight camp shoes.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Are Teva shoe/sandals a good choice as a camp shoe on a one week hike? on 02/17/2013 04:18:50 MST Print View

For creek crossings and camp, Tevas can work, but there are lighter options. Search the forums for camp shoes to see what others use. It would need to be a sturdier "shoe" if using to cross creeks also, so you don't fall.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/search.html?q=camp+shoes&fid=18

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Are Teva shoe/sandals a good choice as a camp shoe on a one week hike? on 02/17/2013 07:43:43 MST Print View

Are you hikiing in boots?

Are you open to try hiking in trail runners/sneakers?

If so you could leave camp shoes off the list entirely.

If not, as mentionrd above there are many lighter options.

Edit: you do say hiking shoes.

Edited by kthompson on 02/17/2013 07:45:27 MST.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Are Teva shoe/sandals a good choice as a camp shoe on a one week hike? on 02/17/2013 08:29:51 MST Print View

My size 12 Tevas weigh in at 16oz. Too heavy for me to justify as a luxury item.