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Lightweight waterproof sneaker or hiking shoe

Okay guys. I'd really like a good priced lightweight waterproof ...either a sneaker or a hiking shoe or even if it exists a slip on I can walk forever in :)
I know we talk about this over and over...but please refresh me hehe
Thank you Im headed to Ireland Knock the Bosnia Herzegovina Medjugorje in early 3 weeks October.

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Did some research on this recently and came up with trail running shoes. They are very lightweight, wick, and have treads on the soles for hiking trails.

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If you are an Amazon Prime member you can "borrow"/" order" up to 8 pair of shoes, choose a pair, then return the rest (for free and within 7 days) and only get charged for the ones you keep. Of course, they have to be like new condition so you can't wear them outside but it's perfect for finding a good fit, which I had trouble with. Oh, it's called Prime Wardrobe!

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I don't think inexpensive and lightweight and waterproof are terms that go together. There are hardly any true waterproof shoes out there and those that do typically are made of Goretex material/ leather (not lightweight and quite expensive). Lightweight shoes (like Merrells) are made of mesh which takes in water. Check out REI (https://www.rei.com), they have great gear for hiking and a sale until May 28th.

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The North Face Hedgehogs. I just ordered my third pair from REI on sale now. I wear them almost every day, for international travel, and hiking. Its very hard for me to find shoes that fit but these work for me. Good luck with your search!

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I recommend Salomon trail runners - they have waterproof versions and I love mine. Can run $80 - $120 depending on which style you get.

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I picked up some Salomon Gore Tex hiking shoes for like $35 on super clearance from TheClymb.com a few weeks back. So there can sometimes be good deals out there if you don't have to buy right away.

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Thank you all so much. Great ideas! I have a plan of attack now. I appreciate the conceptual tips too like looking for a trail running shoe and using amazon. Its hard to think of what terms to use sometimes searching for hours. If I buy a pair before this thread goes cold...ill let you know what I get. I will definitely keep an eye out for the sales :) Ill check the outlets too...never know haha
You guys are always great. What a pleasure.

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Carol! I went with the waterproof ahnu Rockridge 3. I got a deal off ebay for $32 including shipping. The insole comes out for orthodontics and they are cute.
Thank you everyone I am ready for wet Ireland in September xo