Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

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Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby TheFastCat » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:28 am

So at my local burner pot luck last night a guy who volunteers as a ranger says that the playa will get all up in your shoes and boots and you end up picking rocks and dirt out.
So I was wondering it would be a good idea to get some gravel/dirt guards for my hiking boots -- the same kind used for river wading to keep rocks and debris out of wading boots when fishing.

Here's what I was thinking: http://goo.gl/WMjPaZ

They're cheap enough I will have an extra pair to gift if they are great.

Also I was thinking about double-layering my socks ala

thin base layer: http://goo.gl/G2jLvz

And then hot-weather hiking sock over

Good ideas? Bad ideas?

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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby maladroit » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:16 am

Rocks? Not very likely.

Socks? You plan rightly.

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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby skippy3k » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:26 am

Hot weather? Could be nightly.
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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby Lonesomebri » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:29 am

Just stick to the sidewalks.

There is dust, lots of dust, abrasive in your eyes and shoes dust. No gravel or rocks. None.
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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby shroom » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:53 am

rocks? where was this guy at?

lots of dust!
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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby maladroit » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:07 am

One sock, Two sock
Thin sock, Wool sock

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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby Lonesomebri » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:09 am

I guess sometimes you can't see the rocks because of all the trees.

Of course if you are going to romper stomper around the Burns, the fires are done on burn pans covered with gravel. That whole area heats up and having on good boots and socks is a plus.
I usually wear slip ons during the early week, often without socks. Sometimes the socks are needed by me to shield my calf from being rubbed raw by the top of the shoe/boot. Once things start to get hot, it's into the boots.
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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:11 pm

I wear shoes and socks made for tennis
There are no rocks and the dirt is no menace.
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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby Savannah » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:11 pm

:lol:
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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby AntiM » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:15 pm

maladroit wrote:Rocks? Not very likely.

Socks? You plan rightly.


Gravel Guards? So unsightly.
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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby TheFastCat » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:48 pm

Blah I knew you guys would catch me on the "rocks"!

I should have written "debris"... In any case it doesn't sound like a big deal - also I'm not crazy for trying the double sock strat -- thank you

Maybe the gravel guards could serve a purpose as shoe-lace bicycle guards... I haven't ridden my bike with my hiking boots yet..

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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby nilasnake » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:02 pm

it is called 'the black rock desert'...but very fine dust, like talcum powder...not dirt.

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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby jneilvindy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:13 pm

AntiM wrote:
maladroit wrote:Rocks? Not very likely.

Socks? You plan rightly.


Gravel Guards? So unsightly.


Yeah! Do it right... fur leggings. sheesh.

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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby maladroit » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:14 pm

Don't be fooled by the rocks that they brought
You're still dusty in places you never thought

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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby Elorrum » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:23 pm

see you laters
don't need no gaiters
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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:31 pm

You'll be extra hot.


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Re: Gravel guards for boots? Two layers of socks?

Postby Lonesomebri » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:15 pm

With fur gaiters you will be extra hot.
Gravel in your shoe, well, probably not.
Or you could fly above the rabbles head,
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