Trekking shoes / Alpine trekking shoes in India

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#196 Oct 21st, 2008, 14:19
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Originally Posted by Paresh View Post Which model was it exactly? What cost and place of purchase?
LAFUMA RANDO M with Climactive(Gore Tex equivalent). Breathable,fixwalk soles, metal hooks, hiankle, lightweight. Price Rs. 5700, I bought from AdventureOne, Opposite State Bank of India-Bangalore Main Branch. Location-Below Shankars Book Stall behind St. Marks Road Ford motor showroom.
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for details and look of the shoe saugatad is talking about visit

http://www.adventure18.com/index.php...yes&prod_id=33
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Originally Posted by amarshah View Post for details and look of the shoe saugatad is talking about visit

http://www.adventure18.com/index.php...yes&prod_id=33
Thanks Amar. As discussed earlier Boot technology has gone far ahead of leather only days. Incidentally Lafuma also owns Millet brand which makes Hi-altitude mountaineering boots (Rs. 11000 to Rs. 35000) with lot of synthetic materials along with leather.
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Saugatad... the link provided by me is the one you got right ?
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Thanks Amar. Thats the one I have got at Rs 5700 in Bangalore.
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Originally Posted by saugatad View Post Thanks Amar. Thats the one I have got at Rs 5700 in Bangalore.

Adventure one has stopped selling Hi-Tec and La Fuma..
The starting prices are in the 7000INR range now.
I just went there today and he said he won't be stocking those anymore.

So I had settle for a temporary fix of Red Tape oil-dip hi-ankle leather boots for 2700 INR.The salesman claims it to be snow and water resistant.Time will tell.
Looks quite sturdy..slightly heavier though.
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Good socks can also make a big difference. Consider a light liner to reduce rubbing and wick away moisture along with a medium-weight outer sock with good padding in the ball and heel.
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I once had a 4 inch thorn penetrate right thru the sole on the hunter shoes and into my feet! And remember the pain of tying and untying hunter shoes loooong shoelace?!! I was howling with pain and hobbling for a while before I could even undo the laces ... I stopped using them since ...

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Originally Posted by gobbledegeek View Post I once had a 4 inch thorn penetrate right thru the sole on the hunter shoes and into my feet! And remember the pain of tying and untying hunter shoes loooong shoelace?!! I was howling with pain and hobbling for a while before I could even undo the laces ... I stopped using them since ...

Just FYI
Ah!!I hope that doesn't happen..
just a freak accident
#205 Oct 29th, 2008, 18:57
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Anybody know if its possible to get big size boots in Delhi? I wear size 13US 48 EUR 12.5 UK and its very difficult to find shoes in Asia and my boots are pretty much shot. Is Adventure 18 my best shot?
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Hey guys.I found a pair of economical trekking boots ...just Rs.690/- in Sree-leathers at Kolkata. They claim that the sole is good enough to withstand extreme temperatures. I think, it is OK for a casual, once-in-a -lifetime trekker.
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@blwetorch
yes i also saw those boots those are high ankle...and their sole also seems good,personally i feel they are really god for first time buy,,,
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Shoe type depends on yur type of trek/hike.
It must have :

1, Good ankle Support
2, Good Grip
3, Better to have waterproofing
4, Light in Wight.
5, Good Sole
6, Breathable

If you are moving in low temperature it must have insulation to take care on cold.

Finally you need good socks..
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lafuma shoes

hi i recently purchased Lafuma Vercors trekking shoes (4300rs) ..frnd of mine bought Lafuma rando 5700rs from adventure 18 satya niketan delhi...shoes are very comfortable hope it will last for good no. of treks...
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Shoes

Hey...I have used all Woodland, Hunter, Action trekking and A couple of foreign boots (scarpa and asolo)

Woodland have served me well, good value for money, sturdy and great protection to toes and ankle (against sprains). I have used them in snow too and they lasted for a couple of hrs before the moisture started seeping in...there have been a few stray cases where its sole has broken though.

hunter is not to be considered for serious trekking...its for outdoor picnics.

action trekking are softer and lighter than woodland, i'll recommend these for sahyadris or smallers treks. They are better than both woodland and hunters on wet trails and rocks.

asolo makes excellent high ankle boots with all the technologies like gore tex and that special sole (dont remember the name)... the ones I had are intact for the last 4 years...i got them for $90 from the states). I have done glacial trekking in them too...my toes didn't even feel the cold (unlike the woodland in which they froze)

Scarpa are as good as asolo, but their leather is sometimes a little better. I haven't seen many stores in India stock these ... north face are quite decent too ...though over priced.

Personally I think Asolo were the best followed by scarpa...both cost around $100-$120 for nice ones in the states. You can ask some one to get it from there. (do remember to buy slightly oversized ones as their sizes are smaller than ours)
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