Flirty wrote:I'm one of those folks who can't wear sandals at Burning Man--within 30 minutes I could feel my feet drying up and cracking under the influences of playa dust!
I've tried several variations on the theme: my first year I used plain ol' hiking boots, but the laces became a pain going in and out of my tent (tried to take my shoes off before entering) and entering others' tents where required. Next I had some awesome platform boots (only 3") but they zipped and the dust clogged the zippers at times.
I want to be able to slide in and out of them easily, want to them to come up about midway to my knees to keep the dust out, sturdy (duh) but not too heavy so I can walk for miles (for those deep playa wanderings that we find ourselves in midst of and then...oh yeah, we have to walk BACK).
Oh, and they have to look fucking sexy and awesome!
Any suggestions? What has worked for you?
Try the cheap, tan, army-issue combat boots. Not the black leather ones from Vietnam, I mean the current ones. They're fast to get into and out of, cool in hot climates and will keep the dest from making your feet gnarly.
Amazon has deals on them or places like www.uscavalry.com
or something like that has them as well. You can get goggles and other stuff there also.