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1. Posted by bumble bee (Full Member 8 posts) 10y

One last question.

I will be travelling in SEA for 6 months and need to find some good everyday sandlas to wear. I havent worn sandals for a long period before and loking for people's experience with different types/brand.

Thanks

2. Posted by 65thsquare (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

what u would want are flip-flops or cheap rubber or plastic slippers if it is just for walking around as a tourist.

Those are available here starting at RM10/Euro 2/USD2.5 for three pairs. Better ones are around RM20 each. Likewise for most other parts of SEA. If you aren't going to be hiking or climbing, then this is what you need.

3. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 10y

Quoting 65thsquare

what u would want are flip-flops or cheap rubber or plastic slippers if it is just for walking around as a tourist.

Those are available here starting at RM10/Euro 2/USD2.5 for three pairs. Better ones are around RM20 each. Likewise for most other parts of SEA. If you aren't going to be hiking or climbing, then this is what you need.

I agree, flip-flops all the way! Though I didnt buy cheap ones, I went for Reef...cant fault them

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1653 posts) 10y

I would use a good, light weight, walking shoe instead of sandals.

There are lots of things to stub or smack your toe on that are not usually present on your streets back home.

Junk on the street is not limited to huge cracks, wires, pipes and protrusions, there is garbage, dog poop, raw sewage, rough gravel and other nuisance stuff to contend with.

But go ahead and use some sandals and if you end up with a honking big cut on your toe that gets infected and some crazy Thai doctor has to amputate your leg at the knee joint - don't blame me! (Only kidding I don't wish you any injury!)

The Thais use flip flops a lot but the bottom of their feet are like elephant hides!

5. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 10y

Quoting karazyal

I would use a good, light weight, walking shoe instead of sandals.

There are lots of things to stub or smack your toe on that are not usually present on your streets back home.

Junk on the street is not limited to huge cracks, wires, pipes and protrusions, there is garbage, dog poop, raw sewage, rough gravel and other nuisance stuff to contend with.

But go ahead and use some sandals and if you end up with a honking big cut on your toe that gets infected and some crazy Thai doctor has to amputate your leg at the knee joint - don't blame me! (Only kidding I don't wish you any injury!)

The Thais use flip flops a lot but the bottom of their feet are like elephant hides!

I agree with Karazyal too. I'm taking flip-flops for beach wear, and general stuff, but some light weight trail shoes for anything that involves lots of walking.;)

6. Posted by markmac (Budding Member 60 posts) 10y

crocs are great! Lightweight, comfortable, durable. I always take them, and a pair of flips