Trekking shoes for moderate level treks

"By Wanderers India"


Trekking shoes for moderate level treks :

It is important to have the right trek shoe for any moderate level trek. This would mean trekking for 7 to 8 days, approx 6 to 7kms each day or even longer. If you trek in those shoes that are meant for beginner level trek, it might not be the right thing to do. Risking your footwear on treks can risk your attempt. Moderate level treks can also be as challenging as difficult level treks in terms of terrains & distance. If you wish to do 3 to 4 high altitude treks each year, we suggest you to invest in a good shoe.

Below mentioned are some shoes we recommend:

Trekking Shoes for Moderate Level Treks  

1) Quechua Forclaz 500"

Cost : INR 4,750 – 5,000 (approx.)
Treks : high altitude treks
Performance : muddy trails, forest patches, scree,stones, boulders, ankle high water crossings. Avoid stepping on pointed/sharp edges for longitivity.
Water proofing & breathability : Water proof for the first 150-200kms, will start to wear-out post that.
Life of the shoe : 300 – 400kms
Maintenance/ cleaning: washing with water and use a soft brush on the outside part. Nu-buck leather polish required after 2 to 3 treks. Avoid drying in direct sunlight. Store in a box or a bag.
Comfort : 3.5/5

     
Trekking Shoes for Moderate Level Treks  

2) Forclaz 500 high multi-colored

Cost: INR 4,750 – 5,000 (approx.)
Treks: high altitude treks
Performance: muddy trails, forest patches, scree scree, stones, boulders, ankle high water crossings. Avoid stepping on pointed/sharp edges for longitivity.
Water proofing & breathability: Water proof for the first 250-300kms, will start to wear-out post that.
Life of the shoe : 500 – 600kms
Maintenance/ cleaning : washing with water and use a soft brush on the outsides. Nu-buck leather polish required after 2 to 3 treks. Avoid drying in direct sunlight. Store in a box or a bag.
Comfort : 4/5

     
Trekking Shoes for Moderate Level Treks  

3) Quechua Forclaz 600 high waterproof boots

Cost : INR 6,500 – 7,000 (approx.)
Treks : high altitude treks
Performance : muddy trails, forest patches, scree, stones, boulders, ankle high water crossings. Avoid stepping on pointed/sharp edges for longitivity.
Water proofing & breathability : Water proof for the first 250-300kms, will start to wear-out post that.
Life of the shoe : 600 – 700kms
Maintenance/ cleaning : washing with water and use a soft brush on the outsides. Nu-buck leather polish required after 2 to 3 treks. Avoid drying in direct sunlight. Store in a box or a bag.
Comfort: 4.5/5

 
Trekking Shoes for Moderate Level Treks  

4) Salewa Alp trainer Goretex-mid

Cost : INR 10,500 – 12,000 (approx.)
Treks : high altitude treks
Performance : muddy trails, forest patches, scree, stones, boulders, ankle high water crossings. Avoid stepping on pointed/sharp edges for longitivity.
Water proofing & breathability : Water proof for the first 200-250kms, will start to wear-out post that.
Life of the shoe : 500 – 600kms
Maintenance/ cleaning : washing with water and use a soft brush on the outsides. Nu-buck leather polish required after 2 to 3 treks. Avoid drying in direct sunlight. Store in a box or a bag.
Comfort : 4.5/5


     
Trekking Shoes for Moderate Level Treks  

5) Asolo Finder gore tex

Cost : INR 11,000 –12,000 (approx.)
Treks : high altitude treks with soft snow
Performance : muddy trails, forest patches, scree, stones, boulders, ankle high water crossings.Avoid stepping on pointed/sharp edges for longitivity.
Water proofing & breathability : Water proof for the first 300-400kms, will wear-out going forward.
Life of the shoe : 700 – 800kms
Maintenance/ cleaning : washing with water and use a soft brush for the outside part. Avoid drying in direct sunlight. Store in a box or a bag. Could polish on the leather patch for better maintenance, yet not mandatory.
Comfort : 5/5

     
Trekking Shoes for Moderate Level Treks  

6) Salomon Quest GTX- 4D

Cost: INR 12,000 –13,000 (approx.)
Treks: high altitude treks with soft snow
Performance: muddy trails, forest patches, scree, stones, boulders, ankle high water crossings.Avoid stepping on pointed/sharp edges for longitivity.
Water proofing & breathability: Water proof for the first 400-500kms, will wear-out going forward.
Life of the shoe: 800 – 900kms
Maintenance/ cleaning: washing with water and use a soft brush with for the outside part. Avoid drying in direct sunlight. Store in a box or a bag. Could polish on the leather patch for better maintenance, yet not mandatory.
Comfort: 5/5

     
Trekking Shoes for Moderate Level Treks  

7) Lowa Renegade GTX - mid

Cost : INR 12,500 –14,000 (approx.)
Treks : high altitude treks with snow patches
Performance : muddy trails, forest patches, scree, stones, boulders, ankle high water crossings.Avoid stepping on pointed/sharp edges for longitivity.
Water proofing & breathability : Water proof for the first 400-500kms, will wear-out going forward.
Life of the shoe : 800 – 900kms
Maintenance/ cleaning : washing with water and use a soft brush for the outside part. Avoid drying in direct sunlight. Store in a box or a bag. You could polish the leather patch for better maintenance, yet not mandatory.
Comfort : 5/5

     
Trekking Shoes for Moderate Level Treks  

8) Keen Targhee EXP

Cost : INR 13,500 –15,000 (approx.)
Treks : high altitude treks with snow patches
Performance : muddy trails, forest patches, scree, stones, boulders, ankle high water crossings.Avoid stepping on pointed/sharp edges for longitivity.
Water proofing & breathability : Water proof for the first 600-700kms, will wear-out going forward.
Life of the shoe : 900 – 1000kms
Maintenance/ cleaning : washing with water and use a soft brush for the outside part. Avoid drying in direct sunlight. Store in a box or a bag. You could polish the leather patch for better maintenance, yet not mandatory.
Comfort : 5/5

     

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