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Thank you Arjun for all that info on Weinbrenners. I will try a pair on snow next time. They are reasonably priced too.
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Originally Posted by arjunm View Post Dear Nilanjan

Frankly, no shoes are completely waterproof. If you sink your foot in a stream (with any shoes/boots/ankle lengths) you are going to get wet socks -- and if you continue to walk in them -- good looking first class blisters.

However, for mild rains and small puddles, these Weinbrenner shoes are ok. But for anything serious, run for cover. These Weinbrenner shoes, incidentally, have a super grip on snow.

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Thanks Arjunda for your prompt reply. I hope that my investment without experience won't go in vain....
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#33 Sep 14th, 2007, 17:55
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Originally Posted by travel joy View Post I have used Woodlands shoes in all my treks and still using them.They have served well in scree zones, ankle deep mud and even slippery roads.The new one I bought last winter have also given me sound footing over soft snow. Waterproofing is pretty decent.Even the high ankle support of the model I use is good.But the soles erode after 2-3 treks and then u need to change them.
woodlands gives a good service in changing the entire sole for Rs300-350. they send it to delhi factory from kolkata and deliver them in 1-2 months in factory fitted waterproof conditions.

i am also pretty satisfied with the first sole...i have used it for 5treks....it is still well enough for norlam treks & snow....only the scary scree zone of kedartal gave me some trouble. i think now its time for me to change....
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Dear All,

This is only fyi..I just saw some out of the world shoes at a shopper's stop.. They are called Caterpiller. I would rate them 9 on a 10 point scale. However, the cost is about 5k plus. Trust me they would last forever..all the discussion in this thread is excellent and I was keeping that in mind when i was looking around. this really caught my eye, simply marvellous creation, they were imported...i guess when we have the money we can go and check this one out!!

They have a variety of caterpiller shoes at shopper stop..

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woodland boots are very heavy and covered with sweat leather...do not use that...instead use from nike or addidas..cheaper DMS you can have from action india also..I did many himalayan trek with these boots..
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hello pple after exhaustive search i was able to find a shoe in lafuma in banglore for 4k is it worth a buy for trek in in mostly western ghats
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Originally Posted by Rajeev Bora View Post Dear All,

This is only fyi..I just saw some out of the world shoes at a shopper's stop.. They are called Caterpiller. I would rate them 9 on a 10 point scale. However, the cost is about 5k plus. Trust me they would last forever..all the discussion in this thread is excellent and I was keeping that in mind when i was looking around. this really caught my eye, simply marvellous creation, they were imported...i guess when we have the money we can go and check this one out!!

They have a variety of caterpiller shoes at shopper stop..

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Hi!, info for students and those looking for'cheap' 'reliable' 'lightweight'-'water - proof' trekking shoes. Please! go look for a 'Chinese goods' market and source a trekking shoe. I trek a lot, almost 5 to 7, 10 -20 day 'high altitude' treks a year and I use a 'better quality' Chinese make which costs no more than Rs 1500. The shoe last me till the last trek of the season after which its still good enough for porters for a couple of years!
belive me its a good buy!!!!!!!
To name just one company will be stupidity as there are many,. . .hellava lotta choice... all the western or austrailian brands fail if you compare the price and that, that the performance is almost the same, infact some of the chinese shoes seem to have an edge over their really expensive brands in designing and performance.. .For example year b4, I purchased a well known brand in europe, the 'Han Waag' 'All leather' from germany ....cost me about 8ks... lasted me just about 'two' 22 day treks.. i havent given them away to porters coz they were pretty expensive and just about good enough for soft treks...but cant trust them up there.
I also am adding a tip regarding a question I saw on this thread, about 'complete water proofing' in a shoe, well, for complete water proofing, apart from the shoe being water proof one needs to ues "gaiters" as well!!! Make sure the shoe is 'gaiter compatible' when you pick one!!

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Well is you use Gaiters you need to make sure they are waterproof too. There are a range of gaiters and of course Gore-tex one are more expensive. They are some meant for warm hiking and some for cold conditions. But they do help keep that water away.
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Hi All.. I have been reading this debate on better hiking shoes and infact i am also in the same dilemma for quite a long time. I am planning for Pin Parvati Trek this June and was looking for some good trekking shoes. After doing some digging in the market,recently i found these shoes from Nike. Here is the link.
http://www.altrec.com/shop/essential/31222/#photo
I too think that woodland shoes are heavier to walk and are without any coushning and are Big NO. One of my friends have already suffered alot coz of them while doing the VOF and Hemkund Trek last summer.
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Originally Posted by Sudhir View Post Hi All.. I have been reading this debate on better hiking shoes and infact i am also in the same dilemma for quite a long time. I am planning for Pin Parvati Trek this June and was looking for some good trekking shoes. After doing some digging in the market,recently i found these shoes from Nike. Here is the link.
http://www.altrec.com/shop/essential/31222/#photo
I too think that woodland shoes are heavier to walk and are without any coushning and are Big NO. One of my friends have already suffered alot coz of them while doing the VOF and Hemkund Trek last summer.
If you are importing from the US, try http://www.sierratradingpost.com/ or....

here... at Campmor dot com

Also buy boots with ankle support if you are going to attempt Pin Parvati Pass. Again it can't be done in June, unless you are a mountaineer with suitable equipment. Go in July, if you wish to cross the Pass.

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Hi Avid.. I am not importing them from US. They are very much available in Nike Outlets in India. The link just points to US site. Thanks for the suggesting to attempt the pass in July. I still need to get lot of information about this (For that i really appreciate IM and all the senior members) and will plan accordingly. Also tell me what u think about these shoes. Will they be good for walking on glaciers. I have hardly any idea where in delhi or Noida i will get good columbia or hitech shoes ? Any pointers ?
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Cool Hunter Shoes

I have been using "hunters shoes" costing only INR 250 to 300 for the last 20 years in all my trekking expeditions. It is light weight, has got a solid grip and dries quickly.
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Originally Posted by Bundolo View Post I have been using "hunters shoes" costing only INR 250 to 300 for the last 20 years in all my trekking expeditions. It is light weight, has got a solid grip and dries quickly.
I have also used hunter shoes, but I found their grip not suitable for wet/slippery surfaces.........
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army canvas boots are also good for normal terrain. it has a very good grip and ankle support at a very low price. but not usable on wet surface or during rainy season.
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Originally Posted by Khak View Post I have also used hunter shoes, but I found their grip not suitable for wet/slippery surfaces.........
I have used them in wet/slippery surfaces and faced no problems.
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