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#186578 - 08/14/14 08:40 AM Looking for female travel shoes
leilasi Offline
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Hi, I'm looking around for some shoes that I can also use to hike (read: with laces, crazily comfortable for 10+ miles and resistant, not necessarily high tech). I want to have a shoe insulated with wool (I got one once but it was way too small, pity I don't remember the name. I need it to look rather nice/casual, so no half black and half brown thing. The wool is a deal breaker, I found some nice shoes which unfortunately look way too techy for me. I managed to figure out great walking sandals (Karrimor Tobago Kiwi) but I need to have fun in the winter too. Any ideas?

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#186582 - 08/14/14 11:59 AM Re: Looking for female travel shoes [Re: leilasi]
billstephenson Offline
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Shoe styles change so fast that it's difficult to buy the same style if you've worn a pair out.

I suggest you get some wool socks to wear with whatever shoes you find that you like.
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#186583 - 08/14/14 12:08 PM Re: Looking for female travel shoes [Re: billstephenson]
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Getting wool socks was my thought exactly. Using wool socks is much more flexible than a shoe with wool built in and opens up your shoe options vastly.

ETA: Not to mention you can wash the socks without running your shoes through the wash - which works by the way, but it's hard on your shoes and not the ideal way to wash wool anyway.


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#188891 - 02/03/15 05:41 AM Re: Looking for female travel shoes [Re: leilasi]
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Originally Posted By leilasi
Hi, I'm looking around for some shoes that I can also use to hike (read: with laces, crazily comfortable for 10+ miles and resistant, not necessarily high tech). I want to have a shoe insulated with wool (I got one once but it was way too small, pity I don't remember the name. I need it to look rather nice/casual, so no half black and half brown thing. The wool is a deal breaker, I found some nice shoes which unfortunately look way too techy for me. I managed to figure out great walking sandals (Karrimor Tobago Kiwi) but I need to have fun in the winter too. Any ideas?


Your choice is good, but, I think all the things that you have suggested may be difficult to get. I agree with @billstephenson's idea of getting woolen socks.


Edited by JohnnyCapra (02/03/15 05:41 AM)

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