Closed Toed Tied Submersibles
The point: to keep your feet protected from rocks, broken glass, etc. They MUST stay on your feet throughout the trip and have a sole thick enough to stop sharp objects.
No slip-ons, ancient shoes that are barely together, or other footwear that does not protect your feet.
For other Nature Trips
- For hiking and discovery trips sturdy footwear with adequate tread is required.
- For climbing, sturdy shoes or athletic shoes to provide good grip on rocks are required.
- For rappelling, you'll need sturdy above ankle boots with tread soles to provide footing while climbing to the top of the rappel site and to protect your ankles.
There's a bunch of shoes we wear in everyday life that work fine at the office, or in the garden, or walking around the yard... but don't provide the margin of safety we need for SUUSI trips. After all, we want to see Mother Nature and experience Father Time, not visit the emergency room.
We can't take you on the trip, or even refund your money, if you don't come prepared with the right footwear.
If you are in doubt about whether your shoes are acceptable for a particular trip, please bring them by the nature tent ahead of time.