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Hello backpackers!

The first thing you need to focus on is your footwear. Most of the time it is evident that you will be crossing muddy terrain and streams, especially if you are in the Chittagong hill tracks or you just decided to explore the forests of Bangladesh. Here is a small list of footwear that is sure to make your trip easy and fun. The one thing to keep in mind is no matter what you choose it should be waterproof and lightweight and in addition you legs and feet will feel better at the end of a hectic trail. I have listed down my personal favorites and copied down the descriptions from different websites, please copy and paste the links I will be providing with each product for more information.

Timberland  (Waterproof Cadion Mid Hiker w/ Gore-Tex XCR® Membrane) Men’s

 

ptbl-2048116v250Features:

Lightweight Schoeller® textile fabric for comfort, durability and abrasion resistance (a material that is reinforced with aramide fibers to make it super strong)

    Gore-Tex XCR® membrane provides breathable waterproof protection for extended periods of time

Removable, dual-density, three-zoned EVA footbed, covered with Dri-Lex® lining material and perforated to keep your feet dry and odor freeExternal molded heel counter supports the heel and provides rear foot stability during active outdoor pursuits 

Salomon (Ladies 3D Fastpacker Mid GTX Trekking Boots)

jutaFeatures:

OrthoLite® footbeds provide extra cushioning and moisture management; treated with an anti-microbial agent to help control odours.

Full Bootie Construction is exclusive to Salomon and is the only way to kepp your boots waterproof to the top.3D Advanced Chassis™ midsole supports help control twisting Gore-Tex keeps your feet dry from the outside as well as from the inside.

Merrell (Chameleon Wrap Stretch Gore-Tex® XCR®) Men’s

juta2Features:

GORE-TEX® Gasket Construction, GORE-TEX® XCR® Fabric Lining.

Waterproof Nubuck Leather/Breathable Mesh Upper

Protective Molded Rubber Toe Bumper

Nylon 6.6 Injection Molded Arch Shank

Adjustable Elastic Cord Lacing System, Friction Cordlock

 

Nike (Air Max Assail 5 Men’s Trail Running Shoe)

 

juta4 Features:

FIT: Dual system of webbing straps and synthetic overlays plus an external heel counter for added support and stability

CUSHIONING: Full-length Phylon midsole for lightweight flexibility. Visible maximum Air-Sole unit for superior cushioning.

TRACTION: BRS 1000 heel crash zone. Sticky rubber in a Wafle Fill configuration for great multi-surface traction.

 

La Sportiva

(Trango Trek Micro EVO Gore – Tex) Women’s

 

la-sportiva-trango-trek-womDescription:New updated 2008 version with new Vibram® sole. Added to the technical contents of the 2007 version, the advantages which come from the Impact Brake System is the reduction of impact on terrain and maximum grip on any type of surface both in traction and in braking. It adopts the ankle 3D Flex System multidirectional joint which ensures ankle support and mobility in all directions. Thanks to its characteristics and to the new sole, this model is ideal for walking off trails on rough terrain, difficult trekking and walking with heavy loads.

 
(Sandstone GTX/XCR) Men’s

sggtDescription:
New multi-purpose low cut shoe with modern design. Suede leather upper with antiabrasion inserts. Collar and tongue in breathable mesh. Structured shock absorbing EVA midsole, with increased stabilising base in the rear. Vibram® Impact Brake System rocker sole, featuring remarkable grip in any condition with excellent shock absorbancy.

 

 

 

 

(Exum Ridge) Men/Women

bentgatemountaineering_2024_5411788Description:

Multi-purpose and performing, Exum Ridge is ideal for technical use from approaching crags to dirt roads and trail running. The FriXion® sole and the special shape of the suction lugs guarantee great adherence and precision. The extremely breathable upper and the snug fit make it extremely comfortable.

 

The North Face (M VINDICATOR GTX)

620896brn1r Description:

For multi-day hiking trips, or quick overnight excursions into the backcountry, the Vindicator GTX is a trusted choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Designed with a Gore-Tex® membrane, this waterproof, breathable hiking shoe is built to withstand relentless use and offers optimal support, stability, and traction over varied terrain.

 

 

 

 

There you go, now you know what kind of shoes you need if you want to go out for an adventure. Watch out for what kind of backpacks to carry when you are out, until then…

 
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