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1. Posted by manda908 (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

Hi all,
i leave on 1st november travelling down from Bangkok through the islands of thailand then 9th december fly to sydney, i've worked out most of the things i need but am unsure on what sort of footwear is best? walking boots, sandals,flip flops, trainers??
very greatful for any advice

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3736 posts) 9y

I would just take one pair of flip flops and one pair of trainers, unless you are considering doing any serious trekking anywhere. that's what I took and I was fine. once you get to sydney you can buy any other footwear if you need anything different for Oz.

3. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 9y

Teva sandals are awesome, you can go anywhere in them, they're comfortable and let your feet breathe while still giving you enough support. I hiked the desert states of the US in a pair of these, and consider them the one pair of footwear i must have while travelling :)

4. Posted by MissCaswell (Budding Member 82 posts) 9y

I did the same area as your doing and i brought way too many shoes!
Although my hikingboots came to good use every now and then (Khao Sok f.i. ) I don't think I would have been worse off with a good pair of trainers.
Rest of the trip it was flip flops (which I'm still wearing and I've been home almost 2 months).

Knowing a little bit better I think next time I'll wear my trainers on the plane and buy a cheap pair of flips in Bangkok.

(I'm usually devoted to Ecco sandals but they were much too heavy and not worth dragging around)

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 6, 2007, at 8:25 PM by unnurse ]