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Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

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Old 16 Jun 2013
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I bought Hitec Zuuk's about 4 months ago. Pack down really nice in my GiantLoop and are very light.

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I also bought a pair of Zuuks for a recent "travelling light" trip and found them very comfortable.
Probably not much use for rougher terrain, but served their purpose brilliantly.
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I'm a Merrell sandal fan. Not the lightest sandal around but they pack down fine in my Giant Loop. They last for years, grip well wet or dry, so you can cross streams and they handle salt water. They have good grip both on the sole and inside so your foot will not slide around when wet.

I get about two years out of a pair and they get a hammering from hiking, camping and boating. They are super comfy and have never let me down.

Have tried other brands but now wouldn't buy anything else.

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For shoes, anything from the Merrel Barefoot range is good. They are similar to the Vibram FiveFingers, but more classic shape and may avoid the sane between the toes pointed out in an earlier post. I have the trail glove. They are super light and excellent vibram soles and airy. If you want something for water, they do even do a version for water with non slip soles and drainage holes and quick drying uppers.

Barefoot Water Torrent Glove - Men's - J41061 | Merrell

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Originally Posted by Walkabout View Post
Crocs fit the bill for me; they are not perfect - certainly not flat in the way you describe - but they do dry out quickly after they get wet (e.g. in the early morning dew on the grass) and the soles are fairly grippy. They are not for longer distance walking of course.
Being made totally of rubber, you can even strap them on to the outside of luggage, in extremis.

I can step straight out of the shower and move on to breakfast, without a change of footwear = versatility.
Since this post, I have used the Crocs for power washing a patio, climbing around on scaffolding (not too slippery on timber boards and alloy steps), washing down brickwork with the power washer and, at the end of the working day, I even power washed the Crocs while wearing them.
They are none the worse for this treatment, and even a bit cleaner.

Versatile they are, but I would stop short of wearing them while riding (they are OK for 4x4 driving however).
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Hi Chaps, I'm also a fan of merrel but I've used teva sandals ever since I wore out my merrels after 7 years hard use.

I use clarks classic desert boot when I need to pack light, they are light, comfortable & pass as smart with anything from jeans to chinos - they also fold flatish.

there is a reason things become a "classic", Crocs are for toddlers & the elderly ... ducks & runs..

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I've got a pair of soft shoes. I call them deck shoes. White man made sole with a canvases top. Pack small light and easy to wear. Try a pair.

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I've recently bought a pair of Nike Free, which I love! :-)

They are light, airy, extremely soft and comfortable to walk in all day (although probably better suited for city walks than 'walks of the off-road persuasion'), actually folds pretty flat - and are sooo going with me on my two week trip to "The Vince" in the Pyrenees later this summer!

Motorcycle boots, the Nikes and a pair of flip-flops (for use in showers and on the beach/at the river) easily covers my need for shoes for a couple of weeks.

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Hello I'm digging out that thread to know if some of you have more updated information about light shoes to bring with you when you're travelling?

I'm searching light shoes for walking when I'm not riding, who can be compact enough and comfortable.
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I'm a big fan of Converse All-Star or similar shoes while travelling. They're very compact, light, comfortable and easy to clean and dry.
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I got a pair of canvas slip-on shoes at H&M for ten euros. They work fine (I've even gone on some light trails with them), and if they get too dirty or torn, I'm not bothered.
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The Vegetarian Shoes Travel Slipper is back.
UK based, the owner is a travel biker himself.

My old ones never quite wore out after many years.
Can pass for an evening shoe for embassy soirees, works as a slip-on, <450g and one inch flat.
That plus moto boots are all you need.
Order one EU size up.
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