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    Quote Originally Posted by Boothill View Post
    so i did some looking around on the internet last night and found this idea and made up a pair for myself
    it's just cheap blue CCF foam that i cut and duct taped
    djbarryiii would be proud! THIS kind of thing is what I value in UL camping. UL in cost as well as weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captaincoupal View Post
    For those who might have read "Born to Run", here are instructions for making the Huarache shoes - these are about as lightweight as possible and can hold up to hundreds of miles of running: http://www.invisibleshoe.com/how-to-make-huaraches/

    They might not be as warm, but basically this is as light/durable as they might come...
    Cool, I learned how to tie a Sarong yesterday. Today I learned howw to make huaraches. I'm not just going minimalist and lightweight, but ultra primative as well. If I grow some extra hair I'll be Sasquatch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Smiley View Post
    Cool, I learned how to tie a Sarong yesterday. Today I learned howw to make huaraches. I'm not just going minimalist and lightweight, but ultra primative as well. If I grow some extra hair I'll be Sasquatch!
    Need to get this image OUT OF MY MIND (can't wait to meet you next week).

    BTW - any ideas on keeping the stick from poking thru, other than not walking on the sticks.
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    Love my huaraches...I made mine for rubber backed carpet runner. Made 3 pair for $6 and I love them...just did a good hike with them today and I love my feet out in the open. Our toes need to experience nature too
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I honestly can't remember anything we came up with in high school ending any differently. 'Course, that ante-dated "a bazillion years ago" by a comfortable margin, so maybe some progress was made.
    I wouldn't bet the farm on the progress... I teach high school now and I've come to the realization that the more things change, the more they stay the same

    Quote Originally Posted by vinnya42 View Post
    Love my huaraches...I made mine for rubber backed carpet runner. Made 3 pair for $6 and I love them...just did a good hike with them today and I love my feet out in the open. Our toes need to experience nature too
    I like this idea as well! Nice and cheap, and carpet runner huaraches can be rolled up and stuffed just about anywhere (probably hold up to twigs a little better too).
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    I have had and use in cooler weather a pair of Sierra Designs booties, which weigh 7 oz filled will 450 down..love them,,and very light weight to wear around the camp,,and even great to wear in the hammock..here is a link to them.

    http://www.sierradesigns.com/p-92-do...otie-mens.aspx

    I only paid like 20 bucks for mine and my wifes on sale,,on the internet somewhere couple of years ago,,they are like 35.00 retail,,but if you search the web,,you can sometimes find them alot cheaper,,and after 2 yrs,,they are still wearing great,,I even wear them in the snow,,out to the mail box at home and around so they will take a beating,,

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    I have tried the sandals with lightweight foam, and had sticks and stones painfully poke through. Unsuccessful.

    Then I made a pair with a pieces cut from rubber floor mat intended for cars and trucks. The density seemed right for the sole of a shoe, but it was not ultra-light at 11 ounces per pair. Mine were a knock-off of the Unshoes, which is a great strap design IMHO.
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    Here's mine about 2/3 down the page:

    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...hread_id=34505

    I carry cord anyway soooooooooo.....great thread. Keep the various ideas comin'
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    [/QUOTE]I like this idea as well! Nice and cheap, and carpet runner huaraches can be rolled up and stuffed just about anywhere (probably hold up to twigs a little better too).[/QUOTE]

    They can hold up to plenty, I can walk on gravel trails with no problem. I get very few rocks and sticks between the sandal and foot which surprises me. I Love them...I am trying to find some thick leather to make a pair out of just like the Huaraches indians used to use.

    http://barefootted.com/uploaded_imag...4-1-760970.jpg
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