Rent Quechua Trekking Shoes – Men
Rent: Rs 220/day
- Waterproof- Ideal for light rain. Can cross small streams. Can walk through light snow
- Grip is ideal for rocky/rainy/snow terrain
- Good breathability ensures your feet sweat less
- Ankle support provided
As a trekker, you would be standing and walking at least 6-9 hours a day. Its quite natural, that one of the most important parts of your body is your feet, ankle and legs which carry your and your backpack’s weight. Improper footing can cause pain in on a multi-day trek. Quechua Trekking Shoes – Men are light and comfortable hiking shoes, designed to guarantee an excellent foot roll. Perfect for long treks. Quechua Trekking Shoes – Men can take the grind of tough descents, moraines, possible stream crossings and snow. It also had to be long-lasting and durable.
Mountain terrain is pretty rough – irrespective of it being full of mud, snow, rocks or grass. You don’t want your shoe to get torn up in the middle of the trek. Quechua Trekking Shoes – Men has a very tough sole that helps you trek through all your high altitude treks.
On a trek, almost all trekkers slip because of the uneven terrain. When you slip say towards the right, it is your body reflex to bend towards left. The ankle is the mid-point where these two body directions meet. So, protecting your ankle is very important. If you get an ankle sprain, it becomes a very difficult task to complete your trek. Quechua Trekking Shoes – Women have high ankle support. So, the next time you slip, high ankle support would help the ankle avoid any sprain.
You will be walking on multiple slippery terrains in rain, mud and snow. Quechua Trekking Shoes – Men provides CROSSCONTACT sole for a better grip and traction on the hard and wet ground. It has the modern ‘Y’ studs on its groove that provides the required grip on all surfaces you would ever face on a high altitude trek.
During your high altitude trek, you will have brave the rains, snow, cross small streams of water, etc. As a rule of thumb, never ever get your feet wet. Cold enters your body through your feet. In sub-zero temperatures walking with wet feet can also result in frostbite. So, there is a need to use waterproof trekking shoes. But, a complete waterproof trekking shoes means zero circulation of air. This will make your feet sweaty and you would be uncomfortable walking. Quechua Trekking Shoes – Women are waterproof and have a breathable membrane. So, this is a pure all-weather shoe that protects your feet from rainwater/snow as well as ensures air circulation. It has been tested by an expert IndiaHikes trekker:
Even though the brown mud on the shoe’s skin would be visible, you won’t notice any dampness that a prolonged exposure to slush can bring.
While crossing streams
“We had to hop over streams. I made it a point to linger longer during the crossings. At times the shoes dipped to its laces in water. Inside I was bone dry. I was beginning to really like the shoe.”
On hard snow
“The shoe went through its toughest trial the day we had to cross a pass at 16,000 feet. First, we had to get on snow that had become hard. I was staring down an incline. The traverse was looking tricky but the grips held firm. I was off the incline in minutes. My confidence in the shoe grew.”
Through hours and hours of moraines
“Then for the next 6 hours, the pounding on the shoe began. Descending down moraines where it is nothing but rocks is hard on any shoe. On this trek, it was rougher than usual. I remember thinking to myself that I was probably taking the life out of the shoe. An hour after hour the shoe took knocks on stones, gravel and rocks. It had its skin scratched, its sole scrapped and its seams stretched every minute of the descent. Even after a 6-hour pounding on rough moraines, my feet felt tired but not sore. The shoe didn’t sweat even after an 11-hour trek. With its lovely water resistance, I had the confidence to take it out on treks with more snow. The outer leather and synthetics felt tough and durable.”