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Old 07-15-2006, 02:47 AM   #1
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Since I'm a travelling rookie... I was just curious what you vetrans thought about footwear. Hiking boots, runners, sandals... What do you guys prefer? I'm not a hiker at all, and definately not a hiking boots kind of girl.. most of my travels will be cities and towns... Not really many clubs. Maybe pubs every once in a while... I'm looking for comfort as well as practibility... Any suggestions?
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shoes are such a personal thing....personally I really like new balance all terrain and nike acg for heavy walking.
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i almost always were thongs/flip flops all through europe / asia in summer....and take one pair of decent shoes for going out at night...they can double up if i need a closed in shoe for something, but im the same didnt get into hiking or anything

long walks in thongs dont bother me coz i take my time, but it can be unconfortable for some people
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A comfy pair of leather walking sandals (check out Columbia Clothing Co. in the states/Canada for a wide range of styles - or LL Bean/Land's End) will take you most anywhere on the kind of trip you're planning. I bought mine (Bama - a german brand) in Lithuania three years ago, and they're about all I wear, all summer long traveling or at home. Can wear them with a skirt, shorts, whatever, wore 'em to walk up Vesuvius and in the woods of Germany, so they're tough enough for some minor off road walking. If you want to take something a bit dressier, a flat pair of sandals are light and easy to squeeze into a bag and are a little less cumbersome on the dance floor! It's not a bad idea to throw in a cheap pair of flip flops for showers and beaches, too, though I can't wear them for long without my legs hurting and I hate having that strap between my toes.

I wear my walking sandals in the rain, but I don't mind having wet feet. If that bugs you, you'll need something weather proof - what about a pair of leather Keds or something like that? I usually wear a pair of leather clogs if it's really wet, but they're bulky.

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