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Footwear for wet, slippery rock surfaces


I'm a 73-year-old woman who hasn't ventured off the beaten path since a severe foot injury three years ago. However, I don't want to live in fear any longer. My dog "Karma" and I are eager to explore the rocky seashore of Gran Canaria Island, our new home. Could you please recommend appropriate footwear for wet, slippery rock surfaces?

Thank you very much!


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Thanks for reaching out!

We have a couple of options of boots that may work for you. For something as specific as the need you have is, we also encourage you to read through the reviews to see if other users have experience with the traction of these boots in wet and slippery conditions. Take a look at these:

We also encourage you to check out this Expert Advice article, Tested: The Best Hiking Boots of 2021. There is a lot of great information to help you make your decision.

Hopefully this helps, thanks!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

@Louise_GranCanaria - To supplement the above suggestions, I would recommend use of some kind of hiking staff on wet rock.  That third support is really handy....

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