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Old 03-28-2012   #1
 
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Best foot wear for early season boating?

Heading down the Grand Canyon at the end of April and am wondering if i can get some advice on the best footwear to bring. I will have chacos but i'm wondering if i also need a water proof raft bootie like the NRS Boundary shoe.

I may hit all kinds of weather and want to be prepared for the cold days as well as the warm ones. I'll also bring some shoes for all the side hikes.

Any ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance for passing on your knowledge!

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Best thing I ever learned from a rafter, alaskan tennis shoes, plus if they are good enough for deadliest catch how can you argue:

Xtratuf Boots | Your One Stop Shop for Xtratuf Work Boots
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My buddy got the 5.10 canyoneers for the Grand. He's on the trip right now so don't have any feedback but he seemed to think they'd be great before he went.
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Best thing I ever learned from a rafter, alaskan tennis shoes, plus if they are good enough for deadliest catch how can you argue:

Xtratuf Boots | Your One Stop Shop for Xtratuf Work Boots
I have a muck boot like this from Sportsmans Warehouse in C Springs (nothing special, about $35). Gotta have it for a GC trip. I strongly suggest buying a pair in a store rather than online. Various boots in your correct shoe size can be easy/hard to put on.

I'm at GC at the end of April, too. I'm bringing the Chacos, a water shoe that fits me when I wear a thick wool sock, my muck boots, and something lightweight for camp. Pack your bedroom slippers!
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I have a muck boot like this from Sportsmans Warehouse in C Springs (nothing special, about $35). Gotta have it for a GC trip. I strongly suggest buying a pair in a store rather than online. Various boots in your correct shoe size can be easy/hard to put on.

I'm at GC at the end of April, too. I'm bringing the Chacos, a water shoe that fits me when I wear a thick wool sock, my muck boots, and something lightweight for camp. Pack your bedroom slippers!

David, Don't forget your toenail polish
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David, Don't forget your toenail polish
I've boated with David and he's secure with his manhood. I seem to remember getting my toenails painted--was it that trip or another? Blessedly can't remember!
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Flip Flops, a must
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David, Don't forget your toenail polish
Did you return it to me? Is there any left?
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I've boated with David and he's secure with his manhood. I seem to remember getting my toenails painted--was it that trip or another? Blessedly can't remember!
I remember one guy who had his painted while he was passed out in his chair from one too many beers. He woke up, saw his feet, and then for a while he kept thrusting his toes into the sand, trying to scrub off the paint.
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ditch boots like xtra tuff for sure. I have a "ditch boot" ( because they're worn in the ditch (Grand Canyon)) that are from a hardware store in town, but the Xtra tuffs are really the way to go. They double for everything else also. You'll also want flip flops and a hiking shoe, if that's hat you're into.
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