15th April 2003, 11:34 PM
Anyone knows where to get good trail running shoes?
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!
16th April 2003, 08:35 AM
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...
16th April 2003, 11:17 AM
16th April 2003, 11:28 AM
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)
16th April 2003, 09:13 PM
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...
Maybe I should open up a outdoor equipment shop...
17th April 2003, 11:55 AM
17th April 2003, 02:01 PM
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....