Shoes suitable for hiking in Thailand during December

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Shoes suitable for hiking in Thailand during December

Postby gapyeartraveller » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:41 pm

Hi, I am booked on the 8 day trip in Thailand starting on the 10th December with a 3 day hiking part near Chiang Mai and I was wondering what kind of shoes would be suitable since hiking boots are very heavy and bulky. I have some Karrimor water shoes which have thick soles and more grip than average trainers but has some holes on top, I am also going to go through waterfalls during this trip and need some shoes for this as well so these water shoes seem to be the perfect idea, please advise. Thanks

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Re: Shoes suitable for hiking in Thailand during December

Postby ballu » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:20 pm

I haven't done this hike so I can't say for sure, the only caution I'd give is with the holes and the risk of leeches. I got a few in Laos.
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Re: Shoes suitable for hiking in Thailand during December

Postby kateyb » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:18 am

Those would be fine. I used trail runners for the hike and would say that hiking boots would be overkill. I don't remember hiking through anything that got my feet wet. We did stop at two waterfalls where you could swim, but most people did in bare feet. I didn't go with Gadventures so maybe they do a different hike.
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