Shoes for Beginner Level Treks

"By Wanderers India"


Trekking shoes for beginners:

Trekking as an industry is evolving in India. In 2019, there are multiple options in the market for trekking gears & equipment. Trekking Shoes are one the most important gear for any trekker. We have shared a few options for beginner level treks that you can check. You can either rent them or purchase them as per your utilization. We suggest you invest in your trek shoe rather than renting it.

Trekking Shoes for Beginners  

1) Action trekker:

Cost: INR 600 – 800 (approx.)
Treks: Sehyadris, western ghats, basic hikes
Performance: muddy trails, forest patches, descend over stones. Avoid stepping on pointed/ sharp edges.
Water proofing & breathability: Water resistant for the first 30-40kms, will wear-out going forward.
Life of the shoe: 150 – 180kms
Maintenance/ cleaning:washing with water and use a soft brush with soap lather for the outer part. Avoid drying in direct sunlight. Store in a box or a bag. Does not require polishing.
Comfort: 2.5/5

     
Trekking Shoes for Beginners  

2) Forclaz 100

Cost: INR 1500 –1800 (approx.)
Treks: Sehyadris, western ghats, basic hikes
Performance: muddy trails, forest patches, descend over stones. Avoid stepping on pointed/ sharp edges.
Water proofing & breathability: Water resistant for the first 30-40kms, will wear-out going forward.
Life of the shoe: 150 – 180kms
Maintenance/ cleaning:washing with water and use a soft brush with soap lather for the outer part. Avoid drying in direct sunlight. Store in a box or a bag. Does not require polishing.
Comfort: 3/5

     
Trekking Shoes for Beginners   3) Quechua MH100 mid

Cost: INR 3,300 –3,500 (approx.)
Treks worthy: Sehyadris, western ghats, beginner level treks.
Performance: muddy trails, forest patches, descend over stones. Avoid stepping on pointed/ sharp edges.
Water proofing & breathability: Water resistant for the first 40-50kms, will wear-out going forward.
Life of the shoe: 180 – 200kms
Maintenance/ cleaning: washing with water and use a soft brush with soap lather for the outer part. Avoid drying in direct sunlight. Store in a box or a bag. Does not require polishing.
Comfort: 3.5/5
     
Trekking Shoes for Beginners   4) Quechua Forclaz 100 high fresh hiking boots

Cost: INR 2,300 –2,500 (approx.)
Treks worthy: Sehyadris, western ghats, long hikes
Performance: muddy trails, forest patches, descend over stones. Avoid stepping on pointed/ sharp edges.
Water proofing & breathability: Not water resistant, however highly breathable due to mesh nets
Life of the shoe: 220 – 230kms
Maintenance/ cleaning:washing with water and use a soft bristles brush with soap lather for the outsides. Avoid drying in direct sunlight. Store in a box or a bag.
Comfort: 4/5
     

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