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The Patagonia Men's Advocate Stitch Shoe is the prime example of a low-profile, comfortable, packable, and eco-friendly shoe. Free of animal product and crafted with environmentally conscious materials, the Advocate suits the regular traveler, the avid climber, or anyone seeking a comfortable, lightweight shoe for kickin' around town, the dorm, or work. We honestly can't think of anyone who wouldn't appreciate the slip-on-specific medial stretch bands, durable pull-loop that acts also as an pack attachment point, and the ultra-thin yet durable rubber sole.

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Great everyday Shoe

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

I've used this inside, outside, hiking, camping, walking through rivers, walking through snow, dirt, mud, etc.

It's not the warmest or most comfortable shoe, but it does exactly what I need it to, when I need it to. Perfect casual shoe to take camping or on trips - easy to slip on and wash.

This shoe can handle it all, it is super durable .

awesome shoe, terrible price

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

These are the best of all worlds: durable, well-made, machine washable, and fashionable. But the price is way off for how simple they are. Fit is right on, and cushioning provided by the insole makes gravel and rocks around camp a go for quick runs. Snow and cold water are not the best, as the shoes are hard to waterproof and take a bit of time to dry, but in sun no burnt feet is a blessing.

The Advocate - Light and Looks Great

    Love the lightweight feel and weight. I've worn these a ton so far just in every day wear and have zero complaints. As others have noted, the price could come down a bit for the amount of shoe you're purchasing. Overall, I highly recommend.

    Excellent for camp, etc.

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Wore these as my base-camp shoe on a 7 day trek of the North Coast Trail......they worked better than I could have hoped. Excellent traction, kept my feet warm (paired with merino socks), and for some reason NO sand got in 'em on multiple days on the beach!!! And these things are super lightweight and compact down to almost nothing (great for minimalists like me).....and pretty easy to get on/off.

    Material isn't exactly "quick drying", but they did dry relatively quickly I is true to form - I usually wear a 9.5, but got a 9 'cause I wanted 'em to fit snuggly, and they were perfect. I'm using 'em as slippers around the house in Whistler, and they're awesome....keep my feet warm, and give a bit of traction needed on hardwood floors.

    Con?? Price isn't exactly awesome.....that being said, I'm glad I got 'em on sale, and would have paid full price now that I've worn 'em for a while.

    Dear Patagonia, please never stop making these. But the price? Come on...

      I’ll preface this review with my cut and paste statement that I work as a backcountry backpacking guide in Yosemite National Park. Nearly all of the products I take the time to review have seen at least a half a season, if not more, of use... and I’m committed to not bothering to write a review until I feel like I’ve really gotten to know a product. I never thought I’d bother to write reviews, but I’ve recently decided that since I’ve spent so much time over these last many years reading reviews, and finding a tremendous amount of value in articulate and well-informed opinions, that I wanted to give back to the community. So, with that being said, here we go...

      I bought these through Backcountry at a deep discount. It was my intention from the moment I purchased them to try them out as camp shoes, because they weigh almost nothing. I never would have guessed that they'd be as perfect for that role as they turned out. They are far more durable than they look. Several months on Yosemite's granite and they still are in fantastic shape. Granted, that use was only at camp, going to grab water or take a leak at night, but they are still in great shape. I've seriously considered purchasing a few pairs of these to hold on to as I wear them out over the years.

      The major downside is their price. They appear, upon looking at them and using them, to probably cost about $5.00 to make. It sucks to see Patagonia asking so much for these, because the manufacturing cost is obviously a fraction of that. They are essentially glorified moccasins with an insole thrown in. They have no real structure or support, and certainly no arch support. Regardless, I'll keep looking for them on sale, and will happily pay half price for them. They are easily the best camp shoes ever made.