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1. Posted by Andyroo (Full Member 109 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

hi.. im goin to SEA durin the rainy season.. im goin to visit beaches, travel round.. basically im just tryin to find out whether its worth investin in a pair of trekkin trainers..

whether any pros and cons?? will my feet get too hot? help please heehee

cheers

Andy

2. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey Andy,

Even in the rainy season, the rain isn't constant, probably 2-3 hours a day. What sort of trekking trainers are you thinking of? Your feet may get too hot as it's really humid as well as hot! It depends on how much walking you are planning to do and whether you plan jungle treks etc! In Thailand, I did an elephant trek and short jungle trek in Chiang Mai in normal trainers and was ok, my feet did get hot, but then I cooled them in the river when it came to bamboo rafting.

Something to remember if you are visiting temples in SE Asia, do not wear shoes which have open toes or no backs! You have to have your heels and toes covered!

Not that it helps much!

Donna

3. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

All very good advice loubylou,

I was in India for monsoon season and my best advice is

Go native- Barefoot!!

seriously though, if you go out while its raining whatever footwear you will still get soaked, I just wore my flip flops and took them off if I got caught out in a shower (which I did occasionally)

for hardcore trekking, normal trainers.

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 29, 2006 6:07 AM by mimulus ]

4. Posted by jen23 (Full Member 73 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey thats really useful info. I want to do a 5 day trek/elephant/rafting package in chang mai, but everywhere i've read said get 'proper' shoes, which is a put-off. Do your trainers get totally ruined after the treks? Should I bring two pair trainers?

Ok - so trainers will be fine. peace of mind now. I also be bringing my reef's sandels.

jenx

5. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Quoting jen23

Hey thats really useful info. I want to do a 5 day trek/elephant/rafting package in chang mai, but everywhere i've read said get 'proper' shoes, which is a put-off.

I reckon by proper shoes it means not flip flops! trainers and reef's sandals should be fine!

Donna

6. Posted by scotty85 (Full Member 88 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

im in the same boat, if your thinking of making a purchase look up the merrell slam or water pro brand of shoe there two good options.