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1. Posted by sanquar (Full Member 63 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys, I'm due to head off on the 26th may and have everything ready except shoes.... I need to get some fast so I can break them in..
I only want to take a pair of sandals or double pluggers and one pair of sturdy shoes/boots that will also get me into the odd restaurant/club etc...

I will be walking quite a bit so comfort and weight are important.
As a guy, I never thought I'd worry so much about shoes...


2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey Sanquar,

I'm wondering about this one as well. I'm doing a RTW trip and I'm going to be in all sorts of climates....extremes of cold and heat, monsoon seasons...etc.etc...

I really needed some new hikinh boots so I invested in a pair recently and I've been doing quite a few treks on my wknds to break them in. They seem to be pretty comfortable and I'll definitely be taking them with me.

I'm also going to bring a couple of pairs of flip-flops/sandals because they dont take up much room in a pack. After that I'm not sure - should I bring some runners or some shoes? Am I going to have room for them? Will I really need them? Can I live in my boots all year?

I better add at this point that I'm female....with a shoe fetish....maybe I shouldnt do this trip.

3. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


You may want to get a pair of birkenstock sandles for your trip. They're expensive, but they won't wear out, and you can actually wear them in wet weather and they won't get wreacked, just don't wear them in acid rain. (I mean it!)



4. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


Ive never come across acid rain before although in the uk theres a saying 'its raining cats and dogs' but then ive never seen that either.Weird eh!

5. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


That is a saying my mom used to say, but it just simply means it's pouring. I guess there's more of that (acid rain) problem in eastern Canada, where there are more industries. You might hear warnings.

6. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

definately buy Birkenstocks!! my mom bought a pair almost 30 years ago, and they are still in good condition!! (considering their age!!)
also, be sure to bring some hiking boots... they'll be your best friend for when you get cold!! (also flip flops are good when it's hot, and you need something to just slip on... they are light too and easy to carry!)
hope you find what you're looking for!