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Old 10-03-2006   #11
pnw, Washington
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sj, i have a pair of the tevas and the grip diff between the nike's and them on wet rocks is huge. The tevas just dont have anywhere near the grip. i use em for playboat shoes and save the tokatee's for anything else.


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Old 10-03-2006   #12
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well I always did like sketchy long runouts on friction climbs . I allso have a old pair of patgicci CFS that I save for the really hard stuff. But I am digging the teva's for most stuff. sj

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Old 10-03-2006   #13
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lol, of course you did but you still had a sticky pair of sportivas on. After having my first nrs boots ripped off my feet on a particularly long and exciting swim I bought the 5.10 mavericks. those things were sooooo sticky but wore out extremely quickly so i have always been looking for something like that.

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Old 10-03-2006   #14
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I have some mions and they are great for kicking around town but when you get them wet and try and go on an incline or decline the insole likes to slip inside the shoe and you feel insecure. they are weird to tighten down too.

I am looking at vibram's five fingers:
for a playboat shoe, but havent tried them on yet. Luckily my tokatees are still strong. through portages, swims, hikes, and harvesting shrimp and fish ponds those freaking shoes rock.

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Old 10-05-2006   #15
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I'm in the same boat, lookin for a tough portage machine to replace my NRS attack shoes. They were great, but only lasted two seasons. The FiveTen water tennie looks sweet, but is the ankle support enough, and is the sole to heavy for swims? Tevas lace up (gamma pro) looks decent, but no ankle protection. Anyone used the water tennie, or gamma?
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Old 10-05-2006   #16
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I have the NRS Attack and like them quite a bit. I haven't done huge portages with them, but they are solid on the rocks and small enough to fit moderately well into my kayaks.
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Old 10-09-2006   #17
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KEEN Banff

KEEN made a piece last year called the Banff. If you're willing to go the way of a shoe in your creek boat as opposed to a bootie style like a Tokatee, this is a great option. Closed mesh - keeps sand & stuff out. Totally waterproof material so it holds no water with the exception of the neoprene-like sock liner. Built like a trail shoe and a little sticky rubber thrown in on the bottom. I actually found it to be warm enough without a neoprene sock, though often I'd add one just for added comfort. It's great for hiking and portages.
The downsize is if you have bigger feet than about an 11 or 11.5. You may run into fit issues inside your boat, depending on what boat you're in I suppose.

You can find them in a few retail stores still as well as on-line.

I hear you guys though. I'd love to see something Tokatee style again.
They've been floating around Nike outlet stores the last 6-8 months for $30

here's on place I found the Banff on-line

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