Ugly Dougly wrote:Only this.
Hiya UD!!!!!!!! Missed ya' these past months man!
Ditto on the converse all stars and NOT in leather or suede, canvas is good for the high tops...although I also bring and wear suede ankle height skate shoes and some flip flops for showers and soft-ish slippers for around camp. I try to stay away from faux fur, REAL animal skin and fur is best imho and that's no joke...mainly because it breathes.
Btw, just make sure you don't wear the endangered kinda species animal skins & furs (just ask the Russian billionaire's wife what happened to HER when she wore a certain endangered fox fur coat back in 2010,,,,not so good) but she lived and enjoyed the koolade, so I was told later the next day, tee hee.
Simon is spot on about steel toe, steel shanked boots for those working hard labor, and avoiding dangerous rebar/metal etc... I don't put in that kind of hard labor any more since I'm partially disabled...just can't do it anymore
so I stick to other thangs...so far I haven't stepped on any sharp metal objects.
Last but most important man, be sure you wear broken in shoes...Trilo and soooo many others are spot on there! And FWIW, I have managed to soak all of my footwear in white vinegar and water for several days/a week and then hose them out, let air dry slowly, store away in playa wear box and get maybe 2 or 3 more burns out of them.
Do try to bring a spray bottle and use white vinegar and water to spray off your feet daily, then lotion or Vaseline or oil them up and perhaps wear socks when if you go to sleep...best to avoid issues like hurt feet at Burning Man, of all places! I hate hassling this when there's soooo much else to do and your racing to beat the sudden temp drop when the sun literally plunks down behind the mountain so suddenly (gets cold, even though there's still PLENTY of daylight left) one last thing, shower before the sun drops behind that mountain is a good idea if camping...even if it's just to towel off a few mins before the last rays.
I'm the MAN in a truck, burner who is stuck, you're in luck! I'll whip out my BIG tow chain and not charge you, not even one lousy buck!