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This might seem like a strange subject, footwear!

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1. Posted by dpd (Full Member 138 posts) 11y

After the "what camera do you have thread" which I found the answers to very interesting and useful. I thought, it would be interesting to know what footwear people have when travelling. What do you bring and why;)

2. Posted by sanquar (Full Member 63 posts) 11y

definately a pair of double pluggers. As for closed in shoes, I'm stuck on that too.

Cheers,

3. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

I only take 1 pair of sneakers (tennis shoes). They start out white.

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 11y

1) Really really good hiking shoes (Zamberlans in my case), which are also comfortable enough to walk around in cities. Sadly enough, after 19 months of using them for all that they're worth (many, many day-long walks; mountain up, mountain down, and straight through volcanic landscapes), they're about to fall apart now. Haven't had the courage to go find replacements yet, but I really need to do so before taking off to the next mountainous area, as I've somehow managed to completely lose all profile. (And let me tell you, these shoes had a lot of profile when I bought them!)
2) More comfortable easy shoes for when working (office work) doing general indoors activities and simply to have a replacement to wear when the other pair is soaked through or too muddy to look at.

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Depends where I'm going. If it's somewhere very hot like Thailand. I take an old pair of running shoes, then buy sandals when I get there.Also throw out the old shoes and buy new ones before I return home.

6. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

Thank god someone else had the courage to post this topic haha ive been having sleepless nights about what footwear to take and thats coming from a male.im still not sure and i leave in around 3 weeks.I cant really see the point in taking my hiking boots as unless your doing alot of serious hillwalking they just aint worth the weight or amount of room they take up.plus in hot places thats the last thing you want to be wearing.sandals are a must and ive got those but i want something that are comfortable to walk in all day yet are also smart enough when i go out at night.but then i also thought about trainers to in case i fancy a run in the mornings.but surely 3 pairs are to much

7. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

I dont know what u call them. Sports sandals or all-terrain sandals? Anyone i like wearing those terra sandals and recently i wear them with thick socks. It was a recommendation from a Japanese traveller and hey it's really comfortable. Okay, it looks weird but comfort over vanity right? And depending on where i go (since i dont do RTW), its usually a pair of sneakers for city escapes or my hands-me-down merrell to rough it out.

8. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 11y

Depends on where I am, but I usually have a nice pair of shoes I can dress up or down, like semi-dress sandals in warmer weather, loafers in cooler weather, and a pair of either tennies or all-terrain sandals. The all-terrain sandals I actually got in the little boys' section at Payless Shoes (discount shoe store) probably seven years ago! Really comfy and have held up well.

I also always find a good pair of cozy socks for the plain ride. I have some bootie-type fuzzy-feeling socks that are a tad tight. Got them at Wal-Mart, so they're really cheap--best 2 bucks I ever spent!

9. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

hey Dpd,

The best footware that I've ever bought, and I swear by them, are Birkenstocks. They're made out of cork and leather. I have the sandels ... They are all molded to fit your feet and comfort them luxuriously, the more you wear them, the more comfortable they will get. They were invented and are made in Germany. You can buy them for the least expensive price there, or through certain catalogues, but you could also buy them anywhere.

Peace,

Steph

10. Posted by JennyCook (Full Member 95 posts) 11y

I came out to asia with walking boots, active sports sandal type things and some flip flops.

I've worn my flip-flops for the majority of the trip with my other sandals a handful of time, and although i lost my walking boots i doubt i would've worn them anyway!