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Switzerland in Summer: Can I enjoy the Alps wearing Sandals?

Switzerland in Summer: Can I enjoy the Alps wearing Sandals?

Feb 22nd, 2010, 04:02 PM
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Seaprate message to melnq8---I want to go too! But we'll be in Italy that week and I can't change it now.

This is in relation to Wildflower Week at Bettmeralp, not nude hiking!!!!
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Feb 22nd, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Ouch. Make that "separate message". Typing too fast!
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Feb 22nd, 2010, 07:12 PM
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Back to your feet: I just got out of bed right now to look at my padded "hiking" sandals. They are Ecco, and I got them at The Walking Store. I have some awful feet, and they are pretty good sandals for me. I sometimes alternate them with Birkenstocks.

I use toe tubes and blister pads, too. My ecco's can hide toe tubes on my little toes, but the rest would show. If I have to wear closed shoes, it's toe tubes for sure. I also rub my feet all over with BandAid stuff that looks like a tiny stick of deodorant.

My feet hurt just talking about this stuff.
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Feb 22nd, 2010, 07:44 PM
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I know this is not a popular option but Crocs now have a variety of styles that don't look anything like the original clunky clogs, including a sling-back style that covers the toes but does not bind at all. I have very sensitive feet and they are the only shoes I have ever worn that have NEVER created blisters. They are certainly not for everyone but might be worth a look. And, yes, I wore them in the Alps as well.
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Feb 22nd, 2010, 08:57 PM
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Nora_S---why do you care? Let it go. I think my meaning was clear. sorry for the bad typing.

Melissa5--are you still checking in here?
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Feb 24th, 2010, 12:22 AM
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enzian: Yes I am still checking in here, I'm just a little slow, thanks!!! Life is very full, between babysitting my chubbly grand-daughter, and planning a trip to Switzerland! I will be checking all my posts until we head for the Alps in June (or July)... I might have more questions after I enjoy the links you provided.

Thanks everybody for the continued info on shoes and places to visit in Switzerland!
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Feb 24th, 2010, 05:42 AM
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Ah, those pesky grandbabies! Very time concuming. . . in the best way. I just wrote you a detailed post on Tripadvisor, but forgot to mention the website for train schedules in case you don't have that yet:

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Feb 26th, 2010, 01:19 AM
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enzian, thanks for all your help. It's definitely difficult to plan this trip without a rail schedule! I'll see if I can tell heads from tails...

I am reading a really fun and helpful book about rail travel in Europe...it's new, 2010.
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Jul 17th, 2011, 11:54 PM
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Hey ! Im going for a holiday myself in Augest and I wIsh to wear the Reebok easytone sandals whcih I feel is comfy..but I'm not sure about using in Switzerland. .any suggestions???
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