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Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay

Posted By: RAF

Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/17/06 05:21 PM

Sorry about this question if it seems odd, wondering if runners or sandals are okay on these two trips. I see my other half packing merrell hiking boots for the lamani ruins tour we want to go on and I think they are overkill.
I was just going to wear my aqua runners - basically running shoes that can be used on dry land or in the water.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/17/06 05:29 PM

Both are good walks but hardly qualify as hikes. I wore backless leather sandals on both and did fine. The aqua runners should work well.
Posted By: mountain Larry

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/17/06 05:32 PM

My wife and I both wore Tevas without any problems. If I were to go again I think I would wear Crocs.
Posted By: RAF

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/17/06 05:43 PM

Excellent, thanks for the replys. The info on this site is fantastic.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/17/06 06:06 PM

Usually - although if you're gonna need boots, this board can sometimes be the place for 'em wink
Posted By: RAF

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/17/06 07:13 PM

lol. good one.
Posted By: Gela

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/17/06 09:02 PM

I've done both trips - wore my regular walking shoes with socks to the ruins and "fake tevas" on the cave tubing jaunt. I didn't do so well with the tevas - I was slipping and didn't have my footing as well as I needed to - but then, at that time, I was 100lbs over weight (which is not the case today). Just another perspective.

Have fun - those were two of my favorite experiences! laugh
Posted By: njmichael

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/18/06 02:14 AM

I didn't do the cave trips but my trusty old sandals did the job for Lamanai, Tikal, Xunantunich and other Mayan sites.
Posted By: NYgal

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/18/06 02:59 AM

100 lbs! Wow, amazing loss Gela. Congratulations 100 times.

Crocs are the way to go....I wholeheartedly agree.
I wear mine every day and when I go to meetings people ask where they can get them. Most comfortable shoe in the world!
Personal opinion with... great versitility!!
Posted By: seashell

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/25/06 12:02 PM

What the heck are "crocs"?
Posted By: klcman

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/25/06 02:26 PM

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Posted By: ckocian

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/25/06 03:38 PM

Cabela's. About USD$25. Strap can be flipped over to the front to make a clog style shoe. A great alternative to flip flops.
Posted By: Sun&sand

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/25/06 03:45 PM

Lots of crocs "wannabees" out there. Some are pretty good (Nothings, Baretraps) but some aren't going to give the support or comfort. Buyer beware..Love my crocs, by the way.
Posted By: Now Danny

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/25/06 05:03 PM

What are they made of? Leather or rubber or something else? Thanks in advance.
Posted By: Sun&sand

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/25/06 05:10 PM

Really spongy rubber, very light weight. Sort of like walking on pillows with little "nubs" to massage while you walk. Hmmm...think I'll go put 'em on.
Posted By: Sun&sand

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/25/06 05:11 PM

Actually not true rubber, but something similar.
Posted By: ckocian

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/25/06 05:15 PM

Something like neoprene that dive suits are made out of but the design is sort of like Birkenstocks. They're pretty substantial and you can just rinse them off if they get dusty or scummy.
Posted By: mountain Larry

Re: Caving or Lamani Ruins - Shoes Okay - 03/25/06 06:34 PM

I have two pair and wear them all the time. Black for work and yellow for play.
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