recommendations on footwear

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Feb 4th, 2002, 03:26 PM
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recommendations on footwear

We're going to be spending a month visting South Africa, as well as Victoria Falls in May, and was curious what people recommend as far as footwear. We're going to be doing a lot of walking (obviously) and have never travelled interationally for that long.

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Feb 18th, 2002, 03:35 AM
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If you're going to be walking think COMFORT, sneakers, trainers etc, etc. One pair of smart casual in case you want to go to a smart restaurant but otherwise you should be fine. Comfortable leather sandals are also a good bet as it can get very warm.
 
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Feb 20th, 2002, 06:28 AM
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don't be so anal. wear whatever you normally wear at home - surely you walk some distances in your home country. I never understand why people obsess about such common sense things. I wear sandals and clogs all the time. Would you do the same probably not!!!
 
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Feb 21st, 2002, 05:42 AM
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Don't be such a twat, who. Just because you slum around in sandals 24/7 doesn't mean everyone else does.
 
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Feb 21st, 2002, 06:29 AM
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what, I fear you are the twat. Who speak absolute sense. If you are to be ponding the streets, you wouldn't wear high-heels would you? Perhaps you would! What seems odd about Davids message is the link between 'lots of walking' and the length of time they will be travelling for. Is David worried that whatever footwear he has will wear out?! Chill out folks, use your grey matter, and if all else fails, you can always pick up suitable shoes in SA - they will be super-cheap with the current Rand rate.
 
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Feb 21st, 2002, 11:39 AM
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What a funny thread. Im with where. use your brain!! ive always preferred barefoot but i gess mountain terrain needs army boots. david might be happier with a pair of slippers though.
 
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Feb 21st, 2002, 04:17 PM
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My advice is:
1 x pair hiking sandels (if you don't have a pair already wait until you get to SA - they have a good durable cheapish pair there called Rockies). Wear these for walking in civilised areas.
1 x pair slops/thongs/jandals (whatever you call them). These are great for walking to the swimming pool or should distances.
1 x pair covered walking shoes or boots - use your common sense depending what level of walking you will be doing. Be aware of snakes in some areas - boots are better if doing proper hikes in the Drakensberg etc. Also ticks climbing up your legs can be a problem in grassy areas. If you're just doing normal walking then trainers are fine.
1 x pair going out shoes.
 
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Feb 24th, 2002, 01:04 PM
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What - I certainly do not 'slum around' as you put it. In fact I wear sandals that you probably could not afford to buy!!!!
 
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