We’ve put some more miles on our running shoes, but the heat and humidity has dampened that a bit—still not a lot of wear on these, even for running shoes.
I’ve been wearing the Toms a lot more in the heat, and the toes are a bit dusty, but otherwise holding up better than I expected, though there is some definite tread wear right at the heel—in the same place the Eccos are losing tread.
We’re approaching Bali in the rainy season, and I gave second thought to my shoe choice for torrential rain. The Goretex on my Ecco’s won’t help when the water is running down my ankles, and wicking in through a pair of soaked socks. So I picked up a pair of cheap flip-flops in Australia—“jandals,” as they call them here—and after trimming off the savagely sharp molding seams around the toe strap with a vegetable peeler, they’re quite comfy. These actually replaced some mesh/neoprene water shoes I’d used for snorkeling/beach use previously, which dried out painfully slowly, and mostly served to collect half the sand on the beach inside them. They pack as flat as the water shoes, are a little lighter, and don’t absorb water, so they should be great for travel. They’re already a huge improvement for beach use.