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Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
150g (5.3 oz) tyvek shoes on kickstarter on 06/21/2013 01:42:02 MDT Print View

I know these are currently aimed at hipster kids, but I could imagine something similar working well for the UL crowd?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theutlab/light-wing-trainers-impossibly-light-tyvek-paper-s?ref=popular

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
150g (5.3 oz) tyvek shoes on 06/21/2013 06:28:16 MDT Print View

Another from Oz shared yesterday.


http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=78680&skip_to_post=670826

Edited by kthompson on 06/21/2013 06:28:58 MDT.

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: 150g (5.3 oz) tyvek shoes on 06/21/2013 12:00:10 MDT Print View

There are current 150g shoes from other manufacturers with tread designed for trails. These shoes also are made of mesh which is considerably more breathable than tyvek. It does have a price advantage but still too expensive given the performance disadvantages.

Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
repost on 06/21/2013 23:42:22 MDT Print View

Sorry for the repost!!

Andy Jarman
(AndyJarman) - M

Locale: Edge of the World
Tyvek for shoes on 06/22/2013 01:24:42 MDT Print View

Tyvek shoes'd hold water wouldn't they? Especially low cut shoes like that.

I avoid mesh top shoes and go for close woven textiles to reduce the amount of dust and sand getting in. My mesh top shoes fill up with sand and force my feet out of the shoe when walking in dunes.

Columbia do fabric top trail runners about 250grams, Inov-8 used to do close woven Roclites at about 200-250 grams but have since changed to open mesh tops which is a great shame for me.