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toesalad

My thoughts on water crossings with shoes is to just walk on through. Assuming you have lightweight quick-dry shoes, they will dry soon enough on their own. I think the tradition of removing footwear came from the days of heavy leather boots, where getting those suckers wet meant they would stay wet for the rest of your trip.

  • posted Sun Jan 15, 2017 @ 18:44

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Amelia

@toesalad Yah, they pretty much never came off for water after that...

  • posted Sun Jan 15, 2017 @ 19:37

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