When hiking I wear "hiking sandals" which are sturdy leather with good solid soles with good tread. They are much like a hiking shoe - but they breath. I seem to get blisters easily when wearing tennis shoes or hiking boots. Never got a blister with these.
I am hoping that these will be sufficient for my trip this year. We are planning to hike up to the rim of Mt. Vesuvius. I was planning to wear socks with my sandals. Has anyone made this hike? Do you think my method will work? Or should I pack the uncomfortable (and heavy) hiking boots?