I'll be going to Morocco in October and would like to spend some time in the desert. I've been trying very hard to find out what people wear to walk in the desert, not much luck so far, hopefully someone can help me here. I was told by the salesperson in a sport store that a pair of seamless boots would be perfect, but they can't be found everywhere. I'm wondering if it's possible for me to wait until I get there then find out what they wear and buy it there. Any suggestions?
Thanks a lot!
This is a tough one. Because I rode Camels into the sahara and it was hot I wore flip flops. I didnt do any dune climbing so spent the whole time around the campsite in my flip flops. It can get cold at night and everyone that climbed the dunes also wore their hiking boots. They dont get sand in them and have a good grip. I suggest you take both. And your standard hiking boot is fine.
Hope this helps
Hi femmefee, I was in Morocco last summer with my girlfriend and we had the same issue preparing for the trip. You do not want an open shoe/sandals, it will be very annoying with sand getting in all the time Finally we bought a Columbia footwear: the model is called: Dragonfly (available on their website) it was perfect for her, since it gives you enough support and made from breathable material.
Hope this helps.
first you are welcome in moroco and in my town and my best place and where i live the desert..
Thanks all for your suggestions, they are very helpful!!
As I am from Dubai and our deser are almost same to the one in Morocco, I suggest while you are in the sand dunes you don't need to wear anything for your feet. The desert sand is very very very soft and clean. It will be really nice for you to feel the sand of the desert.
Thanks Mohammed, that is a wonderful idea, hopefully the sand will not be too hot in October to walk on.
we just comeback from a tour in morocco and it a was great, i went to desert too and i had an overnight in a Berber. My desert trip to the Sahara was arranged by ; I would also recommending riding bikes or doing an extra activity camels. the camel trek caravan leaves in the afternoon so perhaps you can split it in.
I just wore socks!! Shoes were too much of a pain to keep emptying and the sand wasn't too hot as we were climbing the dunes first thing in the morning.
Hi Wendy, that's something I've never thought of, wearing socks, it's sure different and I hope I'll be able to either walk on bare feet or socks if the sand is not too hot in October. Wendy, seems like you've been travelling all over the world and I'm wondering if I can contact you by email? I'm sure I'll learn a lot from you.
I'VE BEEN GOING TO MOROCCO FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND ALWAYS TO THE DESERT, WHICH I LOVE!
I AGREE WITH SOME OF THE ANSWERS ABOVE ABOUT SANDALS AND TENNIS-TYPE SHOES--HOPELESS!
I GO BAREFOOT, JUST LIKE THE BERBER GUIDES. OCT. SHOULDN'T BE TOO HOT (THO WITH THE WAY THE WEATHER HAS CHANGED THE PAST FEW YEARS, WHO KNOWS!). SOCKS ARE INDEED ANOTHER GOOD SOLUTION!
HAVE A GREAT TIME,