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Where to buy Trekking boots in SEA?

Travel Forums Asia Where to buy Trekking boots in SEA?

1. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi folks,

I am on my 3rd pair Mendel, Technica and army. The army lasted years, but the others all failed in under a year.

The latest pair Technica are crumbling away from the inside out. I can make it a bit further though.

Has anyone seen a good place to buy originals in SEA?

Something not at a massive cost hike. A friend sent me quotes from Manila and I think I would prefer to fly to Aus than pay what they were selling at.

I am on the verge of just buying another army pair, they are seriously uncomfortable but at least last. But having a comfortable pair while on the road so much is also a big thing. I just can't afford to keep buying these damn expensive 'quality' trekking boots and not having them last a year.

So if anyone can tell me a place in SEA I can find a place with a good selection of quality branded boots I would appreciate it? ;)

2. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Have you tried looking in Singapore or Kuala Lumpur? They have a lot of Western chains, you may find something in these two cities. Saying that I have never looked for hiking boots, but I would say these two places would be the best bet...they seem to have everything else!

3. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Thanks loubylou, not been there yet. I remember Nepal's boots looked great, then saw them close up and ran a mile. In China I found nothing but seriously expensive things.

I will keep an eye out. These are still holding together and should make it a little further!

What I don't like is that I have sent a host of trekking boot manufacturers emails asking if boots in a certain country in a certain mall are there's or asking where do they supply in Asia. And not one responds.

I think I will have to do a blog or web article on boot trekking companies!