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June 21, 2007

Hiking Sandals: The Perfect Travel Shoes

Filed under: Hiking,Travel — Laura Moncur @ 11:27 am

Hiking Sandals on FlickrThe folks over at 52 Projects always give me fun ideas for craft projects, but today, they have some sound advice about traveling shoes.

These hiking sandals went all the way to Cambodia:

Normally I would have worn running shoes on a trip such as our visit to Cambodia. That’s what I have always done in the past. But when I was in South Africa last year, I saw this couple wearing hiking sandals (matching colors, to boot), and I was like, “I am getting shoes like that.” (My feet were so hot and sweaty the entire time I was in South Africa.) So two days before we left for Cambodia (such a good planner, I know), I rushed to the sporting goods store (Paragon in Union Square) and purchased the above sandals. Those are Merrells, which is a popular brand, but there are several other companies that sell this kind of shoe. They cost me about $75.

Personally, I love my Merrell hiking sandals as well. They have taken me up and down Elephant Hill twice now and all over Disneyland. If you are taking a trip where it’s hot and there is a lot of walking, invest in a good pair of hiking sandals. Your feet will thank you for it.

1 Comment »

  1. This is eerily timely for me! I wanted to hiking sandals for some time because … I’m going to Cambodia in 1.5 weeks! But I wasn’t sure if hiking sandals would be appropriate with any weird bugs or whatever. Guess this is my answer!

    Comment by rachel — June 23, 2007 @ 11:16 am

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