Boots and sandals


Posted: Wed, Jul 22, 2015, 13:37


I have bought some great Meindl leather boots for my upcoming trek on Corsica, GR20 - going from north to south in August.

I was planning to buy a pair of sandals - would it be possible to use these on the southern part of the route or would you recommend using boots all all parts of the GR20?

What recommendations do you have..

Best regards

Lawrence of Spain

Posted: Wed, Jul 22, 2015, 14:20

Boots. As somebody well said in this forum a few days ago, there is no path in GR20 (athouth there are some miles of lovely walks, like in Lac de Nino area), but there are stones, boulders, some easy climbing, etc., so better take sandals for use in the refuge or leave them at home, unless you're up for some extreme trip ;)


Posted: Fri, Jul 24, 2015, 8:46

Hi Stefan, I don't like taking my heaviest boots unless I absolutely have to, and I think it's the smart choice on this trek.
I intend on packing some light sandals in my bag. I think its worth the extra half kg for some comfort in the evenings around camp


Posted: Fri, Jul 24, 2015, 9:27

Or you may want to build yourself some flip-flops (only 22 gr.)


Posted: Fri, Jul 24, 2015, 11:13

Thank you all for your comments. Surely helpful.
I am going to use my boots on the trek - and i will be searching for some lightweight flipflops to bring around camp in the evenings.
If time was, before departure, i would definitely consider building those lightweight flip-flops! :-)


Posted: Sat, Jul 25, 2015, 18:13

I truly enjoyed these sandals for camps, for rest of vacation, for driving,
exploring around refuges

Otherwise serious boots all the time.



Lawrence of Spain

Posted: Mon, Jul 27, 2015, 8:29

Can confirm - ECCO is a good brand to go with!