Zapatos – Shoes the most important decision you make when undertaking the Camino. Walking 500 miles will put tremendous stress on the feet and there are many stories of huge problems with blisters and bruised feet and ankle sprains on the Camino. Terri and I as you can see from the photo took great care in the selection of our footwear including sock choice. We also did extensive walking on them before the beginning the walk. We tried to make sure we worked out any problems before we started. So how is going for us you say? Well so far 4 days in it looks good. Terri had a small toe blister but she treated right away and it is no longer a problem. We hope to continue our excellent results as we go forward.
We have seen every kind of footwear being worn along the way. The path has had some very rough trail with some hard and sharp stones where we have been very happy to have a good boot on our feet!
We made it to Pamplona yesterday and we are taking some short rest time to enjoy this great city! We visited an awesome Cathedral/Museum yesterday here in this city famous for the “Running of the bulls”.
Today we are off for a very short walk before we begin another long climb up and over another tall mountain pass!
John and Terri