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Where to Buy Hiking Boots

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 4:18 pm

Good quality, not outrageously expensive, ankle protection, at least water resistant, rubber soled... that kind of stuff.

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Postby durain » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 5:03 pm

timberland or oakley OK?

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 5:13 pm

SE - Timberland do OK. We prefer Scarpa which are next to impossible to find here. There's a good outdors place on 2nd floor of the Marina Square shopping mall which have a reasonable selection of other brands.

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Postby road.not.taken » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 5:19 pm

Why not Queensway?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 7:27 pm

road.not.taken wrote:Why not Queensway?


Possibly because I know where Queensway Golf is... is this somewhere around Commonwealth and ... ??

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 7:28 pm

durain wrote:timberland or oakley OK?


Aye... right up my alley... just where to find? Only places I can think of is Wisma Atria, some store in Suntec City.

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Postby durain » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 8:20 pm

queensway is your best bet. tons of shops and choice. hi-tec does good hiking shoes and good value.

timberland is in raffles city and i got my oakleys from royal sporting (a few years ago).

p/s queensway is diagonal to ikea at the junction.

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 9:15 pm

Hi-Tec brands don't work that well, IMHO. We help to run a few volunteer organisations, and most that come along with Hi-Tec lose them within a few days.

SE - go back to basics and understand what you need - if it's just for walking around SIN then Timberland will be fine. Want to come and help one of my deaf schools in Vietnam or Tibet - then set your sights a little higher. So to Speak!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 28 Feb 2009 7:08 am

I'm using the boots for a 10 day motorcycle riding trip from Hanoi to Vientiane... not a lot of hiking but want ankle protection.

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Sat, 28 Feb 2009 10:00 am

Just a suggestion - I'm not a rider, but I would have guessed it would be important to check that the soles and heels of the boots can be replaced. Some boots/brands have this feature. Anyways, just a thought...

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:18 pm

Yah... lots of shops in Queensway sell shoes... only about 10 sell hiking boots... only about 6 might have what you want.

Columbia - nice shoe, too narrow.
Hi Tec - as with past experience, not my shoe... just not comfortable, much harder inner sole than others.
Timberland - nice boot... but the ones I might be interested in are S$300 and up.
Salomon and several others - generally too narrow, cheesy construction.

Ended up with a Treksta... Korean made... very well made... GoreTex waterproof... many aspects of this boot put it well in front of others... not to mention, very comfortable on my foot (and to parenthetically mention... f*ck off all you shoe salesmen who say, "it will stretch").

Treksta is expensive... but got a very good deal at one shop where they had only one pair left... my size.

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Postby road.not.taken » Wed, 04 Mar 2009 6:31 am

Uhhh... you're welcome. :roll:

Geez SE, where do you think you were, the Passaic Mall? 10 stores that sell hiking boots in one shopping center in a country where the highest elevation is 537 ft.??

Jackpot!!

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Postby Dale 2 » Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:52 pm

I bought my boots from a hiking store on Stamford Rd., between New Bridge and Victoria. Just down from Raffles City and across the street. Good Selection and Okay prices. There are also a lot of boot stores in Peninsula Plaza. I use them for motorcycling also.

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Postby elska76 » Tue, 10 Mar 2009 3:07 pm

There is a Timberland outlet store @ tampines mall (if u dont mind travelling all the way there)

There is also a shop @ Harbourfront centre that specialises in hiking boots.....near the escalator....not sure the shop name.....i think its called "outdoors" #01-93

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 13 May 2012 12:44 pm

My Trekstas have died. Any updates on good places for hiking boots? On my way to Queensway to see what exists.

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