Walking boots for high humidity areas

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1. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys,

I'm not a walking boot fan but a mate of mine was inquiring about the best type to get for high humidity areas for our trip to the Amazon, someone has told her gortex isn't any good, any thoughts???

many thanks for any help


2. Posted by nicdavid (Respected Member 49 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I'm off to the Amazon next July and am planning on taking my leather walking boots. This is mainly because I'm doing the Inca trail and want to have sturdy footwear. I haven't heard anything about Gortex not working so would be very interested if anyone knows!!!!

If walking boots are the best footwear to take - what is?!

3. Posted by damop_78 (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I have Gortex boots and never had a problem with them, all I can reinforce is that you do wear boots and not runners as you don't want to be caught out on a trail after rolling your ankle when you were wearing the incorrect footwear.


4. Posted by adsheff (Inactive 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I have worn goretex lined boots in extreme heat in Germany and England (those weeks this year and last when it was about 38 C) and they were fine. Obviously you get hot and sweaty feet, and are glad to get them off at the end of the day, but in those kind of temperatures you will always be hot n sweaty, and being able to plodge through ankle-deep mud without fear of wet feet is worth its weight in gold!