There are several solutions for walking calmly in the desert without having to empty your shoes every 5 minutes:
- Wear sandals: choose well-ventilated sandals! Note that leather soles feel nicer than plastic ones in hot weather. The advantage of sandals is that they let the foot breathe freely. On the other hand, because your feet are exposed, you shouldn't be too scared of insects, sharp rocks or the thorny plants of the desert.
- Choose high-top shoes: choose lightweight shoes to avoid dripping-wet feet at the end of the day, and, if possible, without any holes in the upper to prevent fine sand from entering the shoe. Make sure to properly cover the shoe with your trousers to prevent sand entering through the top of the shoe.
- Use anti-sand gaiters: for those who prefer to walk with low-top shoes, opt for lightweight gaiters, which cover the entire shoe to ensure a perfect seal. And if you want these gaiters to last for a long time, avoid zips...