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    Agent of Chaos Wolfn's Avatar
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    Stupid question, but must be asked

    Greetings. I'm going on a nature hike in early March to photograph some local carnivorous plants (Sarracenia minor, Pinguicula species, Drosera, etc).

    What sort of shoes should I wear? I need to hike about a mile or two to the best possible CP location from the reserve's parking lot. It's an asphalt trail (used for biking) and then it's sort of a marshy area.


    I first wanted to wear my moccasin boots (hear me out) because I love soft-soled footwear because I can feel everything I walk over. It makes me feel more in tune with nature and they are extremely comfortable. However, the CPs will likely be in a marshy area and I don't think leather will work well in wet ground. Therefore, I've been thinking about rubber boots, but I don't know how comfortable they will be hiking long distances.

    Hiking boots are an option, but I would prefer boots that I can tuck pants into so nothing crawls or flies up them while I'm walking among the brush.


    So, it seems like a foolish question, but I've honestly been debating myself with this.
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    hiking boots would work well or wear moccasins and carry rubber boots, watch out for snakes and gaters

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    Rubber boots, definitely. You get used to them IME...LOL
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    I made the mistake of wearing regular shoes for fieldwork in boggy areas. Those shoes have never been the same since. Personally, I like Hi-Tec boots. They're completely waterproof, so you don't have to worry about water seeping through the shoelace holes.

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    I have this type of shoe for my canoeing, kayaking.
    http://www.amazon.com/Body-Glove-Rip...7596229&sr=1-3

    I have no idea what brand I purchased. Mine have a soft bottom so you could feel what your walking over like you want with your moccasins. Would they work for a few mile hike, I don't know.


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    Moccasin boots are the best, but these guys are right. I just wear cheap rubber boots when I'm in areas like that.
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    I always make a point of wearing non-waterproof hiking shoes when I am in swampy areas. It sucks when water gets into a water tight boot and you can't lift your feet. Since the water can drain out, running shoes don't get waterlogged even in deep water (although you do have wet feet.)

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    http://www.xtratufboots.com/Pages/default.aspx

    These ^ ^

    Everyone that lives here wears them and they are very water proof, very good boots.

    Also when hiking around in bogs during the summer I do it in bare feet or sandals because it just cuts down on weight and I really don't care about getting my feet wet. It feels kind of cool actually. . .

    But the only problem with that is the venomous critters in Florida..
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