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    Default Anyone knows where to get good trail running shoes?

    Hi there!
    I have been finding high and low for trail running shoes... but to no avail.

    The brands that I am looking at are columbia sportswear company/montrail.

    The only place that I know sells montrail (at a limited range) is Campers Corner, and only Famous Brands @ Capitol/ World of Sports @ orchard area (opp, specialist shopping centre) sells Columbia....


    I don't think Queensway has these shoes.
    Anyone knows where to get a good price for them? The shops mentioned above are rip-offs....

    Or does anyone have any other shoes to recommend?
    I am looking for rugged shoes (trail running preferably)....
    Thanks a lot!

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    Snag, sad to say only World of Sports brings in Columbia products. I know it is pricey to buy from WOS, but really no choice as no one else is bringing them in. I know cos I paid S$109 for a pair of convertible pants from Columbia at WOS recently...

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    If you goto Montrail's website, it lists Campers Corner as its only agent. Anyway, bought a Montrail hiking shoe recently, yeah, pricey but hope they're as good as their reviews...

    ..NuTs..

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    In general, much of the travel gear sold in Singapore is very expensive! Columbia, Montrail, etc brand products are very hard to find & also tend to be sold at the FULL list-price.

    You MAY want to consider ordering from the States... ? I have bought convertible pants, shirts, fleece jackets, etc on-line. The sizes there tend to be 1 size bigger, so I adjust accordingly...

    Most importantly, the prices are very good - for e.g. an REI travel pants sold by B.O.A.C. goes for $115. I got mine for ~$50 (incl shipping cost by air) when I did a bulk order (5 pieces) recently.

    But shoes may be a different matter cos trying it on is very important IMHO... Why not surf the Net & check out what's on offer?

    www.rei.com (there's also an "Outlet" sub-site)
    www.campmor.com

    Regards.

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    Thanks all!
    Unforunately, those online retail stores do not really carry that much... argh.

    Looks like I have to go down to get slaughtered by those stores.
    Especially Campers Corner. Their Mountainsmith products are way way overpriced...

    EDIT: I found this shop in Penisula Plaza / Shopping Centre that sells quite a lot of Merell/Columbia/Timberland shoes... Although the tags are priced at retail, I shall try to bargain.

    But I will probably go next week, after visiting Queensway first...

    Sigh.
    Maybe I should open up a outdoor equipment shop...

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    I agree with Andrew that shoes should not be bought from online stores unless you've tried it out personally at a local store...

    There're 2 outdoor/adventure equipment stores on the 2nd level of Peninsula Plaza. One beside Alex Photo and another beside K-13 or something. There're another one at Chinatown point (though don't remember them carrying Columbia/Mountainsmith products..)

    For Timberland/Merrill, think I've seen them at Queensway, so, good idea to go there and have a look

    ..NuTs..

    Originally posted by SNAG
    Thanks all!
    Unforunately, those online retail stores do not really carry that much... argh.

    Looks like I have to go down to get slaughtered by those stores.
    Especially Campers Corner. Their Mountainsmith products are way way overpriced...

    EDIT: I found this shop in Penisula Plaza / Shopping Centre that sells quite a lot of Merell/Columbia/Timberland shoes... Although the tags are priced at retail, I shall try to bargain.

    But I will probably go next week, after visiting Queensway first...

    Sigh.
    Maybe I should open up a outdoor equipment shop...

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    hey, thanks for the heads up.

    Frankly speaking, I think Timberland shoes are quite overpriced and lousy (for their price point.)

    But they have good boots as well....

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