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Old 02-05-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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Recommendations for Second Pair of Shoes for Road Trips

About to purchase a pair of riding boots. Considering the Sidi On Road or Aerostich Combat Lites. Both of these boots are heavier than what I'm used to and I'm thinking about what to pack as a second pair of shoes on my trips. My feet are like long gunboats, so I'd like to get something that's light and packs easily (maybe compresses in the pannier), yet provides some support and looks decent even if I'm wearing shorts. I've packed Teva sandals in the past and will probably stick with them unless there's anything else out there that might fit the bill. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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I like my Sanuk slip ons... they pack very flat.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:47 AM   #3
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I use the Merrill trail gloves, if they fit your foot and you are comfortable with the zero lift/barefoot type shoes they are very comfortable and still look like a normal shoe, and they pack very flat.

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:01 AM   #4
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I'm not big on sandals as a second shoe because my feet get so dirty hanging around camp. I prefer something like a brown skater shoe like Jimmyz or Sketchers. They are similar to a gym shoe, but look decent with dockers, Hawaiian shirts, or about anything. They compress almost as small as Tevas.

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:07 AM   #5
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I use the Merrill trail gloves, if they fit your foot and you are comfortable with the zero lift/barefoot type shoes they are very comfortable and still look like a normal shoe, and they pack very flat.

http://www.rei.com/product/810573/me...3-001b2166becc
Agreed. Or the new balance minimus. Both are extremely light, have summer or winter versions, fit well, and seem to last a long time. I use the new balance winter almost all the time cause they vent decent but still keep morning dew off my feet while wearing them.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:35 AM   #6
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I carry canvas slip ons like Vans because they flatten out really well and tuck away into the left over space.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:58 AM   #7
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+1 Merrell

Merrell Jungle Mocs here. They're lightweight, slip on and off fast, and flatten out when packed. You can get them in a variety of colors. Oh, and they're very comfortable.

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Old 02-05-2013, 11:52 AM   #8
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I've got Chaco Z/1 Leather sandals and Timberland Radler collapsable shoes...




The Chacos are very comfortable and I've had no problem hiking 5-6 miles a day in them. I haven't really tried out the Timberlands yet, but I plan to use them for colder weather, hanging around a campsite. If I need real, full-sized shoes, I stuff them with toiletries in order to keep them from getting crushed and not waste space.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:01 PM   #9
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Shoes

Wow! Great suggestions and a good variety of choices. Definitely gonna check these out. I also had no idea a pair of folding shoes even existed.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:06 PM   #10
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I've been packing a pair of Minitonka Driving shoes (think moccisins with minimalist soles) for years . . . . pack small, look at home in a nice eatery, and not spendy.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:10 PM   #11
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I just pack my regular sneakers and stuff my socks in them so the "empty" space is used.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:19 PM   #12
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I just pack my regular sneakers and stuff my socks in them so the "empty" space is used.
Stop being practical!!!
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:24 PM   #13
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Merrell Jungle Mocs here. They're lightweight, slip on and off fast, and flatten out when packed. You can get them in a variety of colors. Oh, and they're very comfortable.


+1

On my second pair of those. Love them for day to day use, or to take a long on a trip. Back small and the fact you can slip them on and off with ease is great when camping in my opinion. Merrel makes a top notch shoe, that lasts longer then any other shoe I have owned before.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:28 PM   #14
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Keen closed toe sandals. My feet run hot and like the open air.
Ive worn em mt biking,much better then regular sandals.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:28 PM   #15
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Sanuks

+1. Comfortable and pack flat.
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