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Most of the teva's have a thick, chunky sole except for the new model which has a much thinner sole and would take up much less space.
The keens give a bit more protection to the top of the foot than the majority of the Teva models.
Also they look a bit dressier if you need to wear them out.

But had a pair of Tevas and they lasted for years.
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It's so good to be able to take off your day boots and put on some comfy airy foot ware while pitching le tent avec une glass of wine.
Thanks for posting this little red riding boots
IF I was not a "moderated user", I might have taken exception to that, RockWally.

I would suggest you buy Keen's on-line if that's what you want. Be difficult to find and pricey here. The Keen website sell direct.

Oh and I think you will find its: La tente et un verre de vin
Bertrand will be along soon to correct me if it wrong

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Ah, oui, merci mon ami Redboots,
I didn't want to confuse our non French speaking readers too much
Glad we can have some fun here though.

I looked online on the French site, yes you are correct, I'll need to go to Paris where there is a number of stores. I will so not go there.

I'll find a store that sell these or a similar style, but they look to be spot on for what I want, I like the protected toe. They will dry quickly and have reasonable sole or should that be soul

Now, I want to find a une nouvelle tente as well as my 'Go-Sport' €30 special has served well enough on previous trips.
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I'm using Teva Terra Fi for that purpose.
They are a little bulky to pack, but I've done it all in them, walk, jog, swim and walk the beach. Even ridden the bike on occasion...

They dry quickly, and are very scuff and damage resistant. One if the most comfortable soles I've tried.
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My recommendation, if it's not already been suggested, is the Vibram Five Fingers, lots of different styles available.



Good for walking, climbing, swimming and pack tiny... bit expensive but probably no more than a pair of good trainers.
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My recommendation, if it's not already been suggested, is the Vibram Five Fingers, lots of different styles available.



Good for walking, climbing, swimming and pack tiny... bit expensive but probably no more than a pair of good trainers.
I have those as well. The issue I have with them is beach walking, sand gets in and doesn't get out, until you stop and clean them. Very abrasive on the skin.
I also a have a slightly damaged foot, and they don't off quite the sole protection I need in rocky terrain.

Great for swimming in coral and stuff though.

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Love it how more and more people move into the minimalist area. I've come across the same problem. So far I've kept it at cheap boat shoes, but I'm loving the look of those VIVO's. Look like you can do a bit of bush walking in them.

As a born Northern European, now adopted Aussie I didn't take to the flip flop right away, wearing teva's. But that's pretty much all I wear now, where closed shoes are not required. They're not just to get a baguette. You do get used to them.

When traveling shoes hardly come out of my pack. I saw those timberland's but folding them make them bulkier than when you put them together.
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Love it how more and more people move into the minimalist area. I've come across the same problem. So far I've kept it at cheap boat shoes, but I'm loving the look of those VIVO's. Look like you can do a bit of bush walking in them.

As a born Northern European, now adopted Aussie I didn't take to the flip flop right away, wearing teva's. But that's pretty much all I wear now, where closed shoes are not required. They're not just to get a baguette. You do get used to them.

When traveling shoes hardly come out of my pack. I saw those timberland's but folding them make them bulkier than when you put them together.
You will love the vivo's. I have 5 pairs of minimalist shoes including Vibram 5 fingers. The Vivos feel far more substantial on the feet in tough terrain than my vibrams and give better airflow in hot climates. And they pack flat as well as fold.
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I got to get myself a pair of those vivos!
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VIVO's look like the answer but they do seem pricey.

Where's the best place to buy them?
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I carry these Sanuk Pick Pocket Shoes - Men's - Free Shipping at REI.com if it's going to be to wet or cold for flip flops!

They work great with or without socks and don't take up any more room than flip flops. They have earned the Bigdon Seal of Approval ! whatever that's worth.
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I'd recommend a cheap pair of Converse style boots or shoes. They fold pretty much as flat as the soles, can be as cheap as chips and blend in well.
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Those Vibram do look good don't they. I only see they have five toe models though
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VIVO's look like the answer but they do seem pricey.

Where's the best place to buy them?
Im pretty sure they are an English Company so you should not have much trouble buying them online. They are even pricier here in Oz full price but I waited for a sale and bought them half price. Just wait till the new model for the year are out or just about to come out.

They do come with a thin inner sole but I actually prefer them with it taken out.
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I've been using Converse or fake-Converse as off-the-bike shoes for ages.

I wear them all the time at home anyway - they're a good fit for my big but narrow and flat feet, plus of course being an enthusiast of loud shouty guitar music they're almost obligatory

In my experience, real Converse are sufficiently more durable to make it worth paying £40 rather than buying several £15 imitation pairs.

They're not rated for Death Valley temperatures though, I had to glue mine back together after the glue melted a bit walking around on Mesquite dunes

Also, having lived in three-quarter length shorts and Converse for the last six weeks, I have a really stupid tanned stripe on my legs in the 6" gap between them.
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