Ok get your minds out of the gutter. This post goes under the subject of weird stuff to bring on the Camino.
As you know at the beginning of this trek I wanted shoes/boots with good ankle support and that are waterproof. Over time while the boots I had were comfortable, they were just too heavy so I switched to a breathable, lightweight trail runner.
I really like these shoes but if you’ve been following this blog you’ll know that I had a problem with some ankle deep mud. So I’ve been on a quest to find something to waterproof my shoes without undoing the breathability factor.
At first I thought that maybe I could put my shoe into a plastic bag and secure it with duct tape around my ankle. Perfect, right? Well walking in the bag is a bit slippery so it’s not a good solution.
Then I tried some hospital type shoe covers. These come off easily. I could try to secure them with duct tape but it would take a lot of tape to make them waterproof at the edges.
Then I found what I think is the perfect solution.
CONDOMS! Or to be more precise SHOE CONDOMS*
You just slip them on over the shoes and…voila! Shoes that are now waterproof.
And unlike regular condoms…these are reusable 😉
*I received no compensation for including this link