I'm going to be in Athens, Lisbon, and on a Mediterranean cruise for 23 days. I've decided to use my Osprey Meridian rolling backpack, with wheels. It is 21" inches and holds 60 liters. So I have to be very economical about what I pack inside.
Given the choice of Merrell Moab hiking shoes or Keen's Newport closed toe sandals (not both), which one should I bring?
My concern is that the Keen sandals would not hold up well over the bad sidewalks and stairs (lots of rubble, uneven terrain) of either European capital.
Has anyone ever been in this situation of having to choose?
The Merrell Moab seems more sturdy and has a thicker, more solid sole. With thick wool socks, it is relatively comfortable though it doesn't breathe like the Keen Newport sandals.
Any recommendations would be much appreciated.