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I'm shopping for new camp sandals for backpacking, and want something very light.  What is light, 4 , 6, 8 ounces?

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What kind of sandals do you mean? Water sandals? Flip flops? You can get those kind with the toes, too. Probably the lightest weight, most portable option. Fila Skele-Toes are $40 @ Dick's right now.

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My camp shoe of choice are knock-off Crocs.  (Real Crocs are a lot heavier than cheap knock-offs.)  The best source for us has been our annual spring trip to Mexico.  At the Mega in Playa del Carmen last week, they were less than US$10 and a men's size 10 (for my son) weighs 8oz *for the pair*.

I like the Crocs because I can wear them with socks, they're waterproof, easy to slip on and still protect my toes.  They're also industructable.  The only reason we buy new ones every year is because my son keeps growing out of his.

Note that most shoe weight specs are per shoe, not the pair.  You'd be hard pressed to find anything lighter than 4oz except maybe flip-flops.


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+1 on the "knock-crocs". My $10 pair are one of the longest lasting pieces of footwear I own, and remain as comfy as the day I bought them. I wear them inside at home during the winter (drafty) and bring them as camp shoes.
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Agree with the knock-off Crocs. The weight is negligible and well worth it. I wear them in camp and for stream crossings.
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I just use my Crocks, and assume knock-offs would work just as well.
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