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Shoes for Backpacking Europe

What kind of shoes do I need for Europe.
10 years ago, December 9th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #57003  
If I were heading to Europe in the winter, what would be the ideal shoe to bring. I only want to bring one pair and I will be there for roughly 2 weeks. I was thinking a Merrell outdoor shoe or something similiar. Thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks. Reply to this

10 years ago, December 9th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #57024  
I wear converse in european winters. Although they do tend to get wet and soggy. So maybe outdoor shoes would be fine. You wont be able to get into clubs or alike with them though 😊
bring 2 pairs 😉 Reply to this

10 years ago, December 9th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #57066  
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I wore Uggs while I was in Europe during March. They were comfy. The only draw back was when it rained in Amsterdam, my feet got a little wet. But when it was chilly in Germany, they were nice and toasty (I also ended up buying a pair of Birks while in Berlin cuz it was so hot on our way back!).

I would suggest something that you've broken in and can wear for long periods of time. Reply to this

10 years ago, December 10th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #57127  
Hello John 😊

I always wear boots in Winter to keep warm in the freezing Bavaria weather.

What type of boots you take could depend on what you are planning to do. If you are going to hang out in cities and go to museums, then some stylish leather boots. If you are planning things like walking in the mountains or woods, then you would need some kind or hiking boots.

If you are going to be in places as cold as it is here in Munich, then dont forget a ski jacket and a hat that at least covers your ears.

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10 years ago, December 12th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #57353  
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timberlands are the best... i always bring a couple pairs of shoes because i enjoy the night life and beach, goign to the beach in hiking/ walking shoes is not acceptable for me... as well as going to a euro club in them... they might not let you in Reply to this

10 years ago, December 16th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #57692  
Ya you will be fine with just hard wearing trainers. I live in the UK and am fine. I went to poland and it snowed and i was fine in my trainers. Use protector so they dont go funny Reply to this

10 years ago, December 16th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #57709  
That sounds funny. You don't have to buy a special brand when visiting Europe. Just bring the footwear which feels comfortable. If you are visiting in winter, bring a pair of boots. Buy a light one.

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10 years ago, January 6th 2009 No: 8 Msg: #59062  

10 years ago, January 6th 2009 No: 9 Msg: #59065  
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I've always worn trainers, simply due to comfort.
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