This is something that I have been painfully debating for months since we decided to go on this trip – do I just take the shoes I already own and hope that they can handle the miles upon miles a day of walking? Or do I invest in a whole new pair [or pairs] of shoes? Everything that I own is not really trek friendly, I’m a flip flop and tennis shoe girl and the only boots I own are very uncomfortable after a few hours and not waterproof at all.
We’re going in September-October so it’s highly likely that we will see quite a few drizzly days and being wet and in a foreign place does not sound like a recipe for comfort. I’ve researched quite a bit and feel like a pair of boots is probably my best bet; they go with anything. But what about the wet factor? I think I’ve come up with a solution but until I actually try some of these bad boys on I won’t really know if they will stand the test of 3 weeks of constant use. Blisters happen to the best of us in the best of shoes but I’d like to stall that for as long as possible.
I actually just ordered these. They’re normally $69 but Urban Outfitters had them for $30. I figured for that price I can’t really lose and they’re free to return if they don’t work out.
These are a bit clunkier then I would normally go for but they give me that “Old Man Marley” from Home Alone feel; just more chic.
I’m not looking to spend much on boots but if cash were no problem I would absolutely get these awesome Hunter Wellies. What girl wouldn’t? Too bad they seem to be sold out everywhere.
Hopefully the Ju Ju boots I ordered work out or it’s back to the drawing board, but with high hopes in those all I need to find now is a great lightweight raincoat.