I was scrolling through Facebook during a trip down the gondola from the top of Grouse Mountain when my attention was diverted to a conversation between two passengers.
“In those!?” He was pointing at another hiker’s footwear, his face stricken with horror. The shoes were kind of like lady’s Mary Jane flats, but they were made of thick white rubber. “You hiked the Grind in those?”
“Yup,” she said, “I just love ‘em. They’re lightweight, flexible, comfor…”
“No, no. You cannot hike this mountain in those shoes,” he said. “There is no way.”
“And!” she replied, “And they’re water proof! No water gets in! Not a single dro…”