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1. Posted by dommy1982 (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hey all

I am looking for some walking/hiking boots or trainers but nearly all the ones i've seen (merrell/salomon etc.) are really expensive and look very unfashionable!

Does anyone know a cheaper alternative? I was thinking of some comfortable trainers but perhaps someone can give advice on what types of trainers and makes?

I'll be doing a fair bit of walking in each place i go on my RTW trip and i'm already taking shoes for evening wear and fashionable trainers for lounging around.

Any help would be appreciated! Thx!

2. Posted by Clarisinda (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I can't tell where you are based, but I got my walking boots from Blacks (in the UK) but went for a simple leather boots in the largest of child sizes (they go up to a UK size 6!) and they cost me only about £35. They are more than adequate for the walking I've done, though they are much heavier to cart about than trainers would be. They couldn't be described as fashionable though...

3. Posted by Traveloat (Budding Member 53 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Three pairs of shoes?!? Wow, that's gonna take up some space in your backpack! On a RTW at the moment and have one pair of merrell shoes and some sandals for hot weather. Plenty of people survive in hot countries with just a pair of sandals to save lugging around shoes. I spent extra on Merrells cos I found them really comfy and they're waterproof - which has come in handy sometimes, but if you're just getting trainers then just find ones which are comfortable and you should be fine - you'll always be able to replace them if they get worn out. But I would really rethink taking three pairs of shoes - especially as unless you're only visiting cold countries you'll probably want some sandals at some point aswell...!