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Silly question- shoes for Inca Trail?!

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1. Posted by Caroline B (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Caroline B has indicated that this thread is about Peru

This is a bit of a minor question, but I am planning to do the 4 day Inca Trail on 25th July and was just wondering what shoes you would advise to wear?! We are 3 girls travelling through Peru, Brazil, Uraguay and Argentina and we want to bring as little as possible. Being girls the shoes we bring are causing us problems!!

Any suggestions would be really appreciated!

Thanks, Caroline

2. Posted by beppe (Full Member 144 posts) 11y

Dear friend

i think it's enough to have normal sport shoes it's hard but isn't a climbing trip!


3. Posted by Pati (Full Member 120 posts) 11y

I have seen people walking with sandals, don't worry about it, oyur trek shoes will be ok.

4. Posted by gallegos (Full Member 72 posts) 11y

Hello Caroline:
I suggest hiking shoes, you don't need boots, it are too heavy to carry around. It's dry season, so you don't need special water-proof gortex shoes, just regular and comfortable hiking shoes or runners. I suggest to wear it at home if you are gonna by brand new ones, nothing worse than hike with brand new shoes.

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Have a great trip,