Which Boots to got for?
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#1
| Member

Which Boots to got for?

Guys, 

I'll be backpacking Himachal Pradesh soon, so naturally, trekking is in the list. My question is which boots to go for?

I have been to decathlon store and saw a good pair of Hiking and another pair or trekking boots. since i need to buy the only one which should I opt for? I plan to backpack and trek in future too. help me out.

Ill start from Parvati valley then toward Manali where I plan to trek 1-2 treks.

cheers.

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#2
| The Silent One
For simple treks - hiking shoes are good enough.
Sar Pass Trek , Rohtang, Munnar, Badrinath Kedarnath, Vaishnodevi, Goa, VOF, Kedarkantha, Kuari Pass, Brahmatal Trek
#3
| Humble servant of the self
Buy whatever boot you want, any pair that feels comfortable, that is it. The boot differences over trekking and hiking are just marketing stuff, and a 5k boot should be good at multitasking or it belongs to a dumpster.

I have trekked in all sorts of footwear including slippers without any problems, good that I did not have the money to make me confused on such minor things.
If you find my posts confrontationist, please bear, I am an old frustrated guy who has nothing better to do than sit on rocking chair and curse the world whole day
#4
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: jituyadav View Post

good that I did not have the money to make me confused on such minor things.


Wisdom of ages and sages
#5
| search is on
@OP, from my personal experience , a good pair of shoes can actually save a day. What's "good" varies person to person and situation to situation. I have a tendency to twist my ankles and footwear with high and ample ankle support has saved me from potential injuries a few times. So it's always fruitful to invest in good footwear.
#6
| Maha Guru Member
monks trek in flipflops, Jituyadav in slippers, the rest of us mortals get good boots..........

spend as much as you can afford on boots you have tried on with a pair of thick socks. Over the ankle will save misery in the long run as iamsomnath wisely states
#7
| geek
It wasn't trekking, but in Sri Lanka I walked / climbed (ex London Underground stairs!) to Sirigaya. I was waering a fairly good pair of trainers. On return, as I reached the bottom I was overtaking by a lady in a cocktail dress and high heels. She got into a limo and was driven away.
So wear what you are comfortable with.
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#8
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: RahulDeva View Post

Wisdom of ages and sages


Originally posted by: a_f_d View Post

It wasn't trekking, but in Sri Lanka I walked / climbed (ex London Underground stairs!) to Sirigaya. I was waering a fairly good pair of trainers. On return, as I reached the bottom I was overtaking by a lady in a cocktail dress and high heels. She got into a limo and was driven away.
So wear what you are comfortable with.



I am always comfortable in a limo.
#9
| Humble servant of the self

Originally posted by: captain bruce View Post

monks trek in flipflops, Jituyadav in slippers, the rest of us mortals get good boots..........


Do read the queries and posts carefully. OP was not asking if he needs to buy 'good' pair of boots, and I did not say not to go for a good pair, I am no one to question what OP wants.

Simple question of OP was whether to go for trekking or hiking boots from decathlon, which are obviously 'expensive' and 'good', so that was not even in consideration. My view was to buy any boot which is comfortable. If you have anything to add or disagree with that, it will be a better and useful response.
If you find my posts confrontationist, please bear, I am an old frustrated guy who has nothing better to do than sit on rocking chair and curse the world whole day
#10
| Maha Guru Member
It was said in jest.

I trust that this is a better and useful response.

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