I'm planning on doing the WCT Sep 2015. Since getting back into hiking, I've adopted the light weight backpack and trail shoes approach. I have not missed my boots. But I have not hiked a trail like the WCT before.
I would like to have opinions from experienced WCT hikers. I would like to hear from those who have done the WCT and what their experience was with their foot wear choice:
1. I did it in trail shoes, my feet got soaked but I didn't care, lighter shoes dried faster, no regrets.
2. I tried it in trail shoes, Big Mistake.
3. I used hiking boots, that were water proof, my feet stayed dry, no regrets.
4. I used hiking boots, that were supposed to be water proof, my feet got soaked anyway.
I have read a lot internet trail reports and youtube vids. Most pics of footwear I see is soaked boots.
Thanks for your opinions and help in advance.