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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

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

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

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!