Safari Footwear Suggestions

Oct 6th, 2018, 02:03 AM
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Safari Footwear Suggestions

What are the best shoes for a safari?
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Oct 6th, 2018, 04:47 AM
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When going on safari you'll spend most of your time in a vehicle or at the lodge. There's actually very little walking. I wore either a comfortable pair of leather slip on Sketchers or my New Balance Walking Shoes. Others in our party wore sneakers and boat shoes, one person had a pair of "trail hiking shoes". All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes that you don't mind getting a little dirty and dusty.
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Oct 6th, 2018, 09:47 AM
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I wear trail running sneakers for the stiff soles and to keep my feet out of anything sharp or muddy, also good if you do any walking Safari. I bring flip flops for around the tent and camp.
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Oct 6th, 2018, 01:48 PM
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Yes, flip flops or sandals for around camp. For drives, I wear sneakers or sport sandals, ( Teva, Mephisto, brands like that) knowing my feet will get dirty. For months after I returned from Tswalu, I would not clean my black lace-up (ugly) leather Clarks cause I did not want to wash off that red Kalahari dirt, for the memories! Depends, too, on whether you will be on walking safaris. Makes a BIg difference on what you bring, as does the season--will it be raining a lot?

Bring a scarf for early morning and afer-dark drives in vehicles, and for outdoor dinners.

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Oct 6th, 2018, 06:42 PM
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It is possible the OP is a troll (or future advertiser). His only other post claims to know a LOT about safaris.
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Oct 7th, 2018, 02:04 PM
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I took one pair of sneakers (Sketchers) and one pair of Keen sandals since they are quick dry if they got wet. There is no reason to have any dress up type shoes. This time I will include some light flip flops just to wear in the shower.
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Oct 7th, 2018, 02:26 PM
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Good catch, Janis!
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Oct 7th, 2018, 08:43 PM
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ekscrinchy: The OP PM'd me swearing innocence so we can wait and see
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Oct 9th, 2018, 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by janisj View Post
ekscrinchy: The OP PM'd me swearing innocence so we can wait and see
a proper name will do !! OP sounds unhuman !!
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Oct 9th, 2018, 08:05 AM
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Sorry -- but OP is a totally accepted term on here and isn't rude. OP = Original Poster.
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