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Shoe dispare!

Postby charlypow » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:59 am

Hey!
I am in need of anyone's help please!!!
I am going on the indochina discovery tour in October and am having shoe dramas.
What shoes would people suggest?!
Flip flops, trainers or.... The dreaded comfy walking sandals?! I've been looking at some hideous sandals with a good sturdy sole on them but I also don't want to look like a pillock when meeting the others on tour with ridiculous shoe wear!
I am all for comfort over fashion so please if anyone has any advice.
Thanks in advance Charlotte
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Re: Shoe dispare!

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:40 am

I don't know specifically about Indochina but I generally like trail runners as my all-purpose travel shoe. Trail runners give me the traction of hiking boots but the comfort and light weight of regular runners and they usually breathe well and dry fast if they get wet.
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Re: Shoe dispare!

Postby ballu » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:29 am

I bring a pair of sports sandals (Tevas etc that won't fall off when you're...riding an elephant, hoping on a boat etc) and a pair of hiking shoes on my trips.
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Re: Shoe dispare!

Postby errantcompass » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:51 pm

Hiking shoes are a little overkill unless you plan on doing more than 15km on rocky terrain. I would go with cross trainers, sandals (Tevas, Chacos, Keens) and a pair of good flip flops. If you are backpacking, grab a carabiner and loop it through the sandals and attach to the outside of your bag to save some internal space. Flip flops are nice for the beaches and the trains, and don't take up much space. A good cheap pair can be tossed too if you don't want to bring them back.
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