The first rule of the playa is DON’T BRING ANYTHING TO THE PLAYA THAT YOU’RE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY.
Don’t buy designer clothes.
Don’t wear designer jewelry.
Playa dust gets everywhere and it DESTROYS things.
The only notable exception to this is YOUR SHOES.
Wear good shoes. Your feet will thank you after a day of walking and biking and a night of dancing.
Don’t wear flip flops.
Your feet will be destroyed.
Or at least if you do wear flip flops, wear them a limited amount of time and treat your feet with lemon juice or vinegar after (acid to counteract the alkalinity of the playa).
I personally like boots. They protect my feet from the dust and they look stylish.
My current pair of boots is a men’s size 7 Trashville by Demonia boot.
It’s perfect for the burn.
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