I used these as a cover over my hiking socks at the end of the days hike. They are great to slip on and off before climbing in and out of your tent. They are light to carry on a hike and they dry quickly when wet. I bought them to use for river crossings but decided to do that barefoot and use these as camp slippers. They keep your socks clean but don't stand on sharp rocks as you will feel it through the booties.