Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 58

Thread: Footwear for Winter

  1. #21

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Any recommendation on where to get them? I did a search on google and the results are pointing me to e-mart.
    goto the timberland outlet at IMM, I got mine there last month b4 my Europe trip. Cheap and good!! waterproot as well.

  2. #22

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Any recommendation on where to get them? I did a search on google and the results are pointing me to e-mart.
    World of Sports at Cineleisure has Columbia boots, and Merrell i think. You can also try Columbia store at Wheelock Place. North Face at suntec city and Ion orchard (B3), near the entrance. The sales lady at Suntec City is very knowledgeable - in general the sales staff at North face know their stuff. There's also this shoe store between Capitol and Peninsula Plaza that sells Columbia, Merrill, Timberland, etc.. (i forgot the store name)

    I've a pair of waterproof Columbia boots which i wore in Chicago at -29 deg Celsius, in rain and in snow - kept the foot relatively warm and dry. (in winter, chicago is terribly cold with chilly and icy cold wind from the lake)

    for around -10 deg Celsius, I was still able to walk around in just cotton socks and my leather boots, without having my toes frozen cold.

  3. #23

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i was there last year, when you are skiing you will rent skiing boots and keep your shoes in a locker, you need warm socks

    if you want to walk around in the snow, you will need some kind of boots with thick soles to keep warm. the snow is wet, so look for boots that will not absorb water.
    other than that you will be fine

    enjoy yourself and take lots of photos

    thread moved
    Bro, I am going there in the next couple of weeks. i thought the skiing boots can be used to walk around as well, that is when you detach it from the ski itself. is that not right? If i need another pair of boots to walk around in the snow, then I need to get some because I don't plan to ski the entire day, if I could get myself standing up properly that is.

  4. #24

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by Inova2008 View Post
    Bro, I am going there in the next couple of weeks. i thought the skiing boots can be used to walk around as well, that is when you detach it from the ski itself. is that not right? If i need another pair of boots to walk around in the snow, then I need to get some because I don't plan to ski the entire day, if I could get myself standing up properly that is.
    Ah ski boots are not the most comfortable things to walk around in. If they were snowboard boots, way more comfortable and you could walk around in them all day.

    Another minus for ski boots are that they don't offer much grip and are actually very slippery when walking around wet floors.

  5. #25
    Moderator ortega's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    23,686
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    ski boots do not allow you to flex your ankles


  6. #26

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    ski boots do not allow you to flex your ankles
    Some models have "walking" mode, where it allows more flex. Especially the rental ones.

  7. #27
    Moderator ortega's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    23,686
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    Some models have "walking" mode, where it allows more flex. Especially the rental ones.
    i did not notice any of those at high 1 when i was there last year

  8. #28

    Default Re: Walking mode

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i did not notice any of those at high 1 when i was there last year
    Most of the rental geat cater to the masses, but if you want a dedicated pair, many brands offer this feature.
    There is a risk that you will accidentally switch to this and lose the stiffness whilst on the slopes, so it may be simpler to stick to the 'fixed' boots.

    Cheers
    Nikon D750; FM2; FG; 55mm Micro Nikkor; 28-300 VR; 70-200 VR; Nikon V1 + 10-30mm

  9. #29

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    Ah ski boots are not the most comfortable things to walk around in. If they were snowboard boots, way more comfortable and you could walk around in them all day.

    Another minus for ski boots are that they don't offer much grip and are actually very slippery when walking around wet floors.
    Ski boots? Erm you cant walk in those things, they're meant to latch on skis and not for walking. You mean snow boots?

  10. #30

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    Some models have "walking" mode, where it allows more flex. Especially the rental ones.
    I lived a while in the states before went skiing a couple of times and have not seen this. In any case, it's a chore to walk in those things! Who wants to walk around in boots weighing 1+kg per foot!

  11. #31

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    In any case, TS if there is going to be quite a bit of snow/slush, just get a pair of waterproof boots. Sure you can get around in sneakers if it's cold but DRY. Not fun to have your shoes/feet wet when it's -30 celsius.

  12. #32

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by texasrs View Post
    I lived a while in the states before went skiing a couple of times and have not seen this. In any case, it's a chore to walk in those things! Who wants to walk around in boots weighing 1+kg per foot!
    As an example, http://www.rei.com/product/773232

    "Ski/walk device automatically releases the rear cuff when the upper buckles are unlatched, allowing the lower leg to move freely as in natural walking"

  13. #33

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    They should prob still be pretty heavy so pointless for walking about during travel. In the ski resort having this feature is nice for walking about but outside of that walkabouts while travelling this is probably impractical.

  14. #34

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by jlkk76 View Post
    timberland shoes?
    its very slippery on ice, i think may have to get those addons with metal spikes at the bottom is walking on icy floors.
    α850 | SAL2470Z | SAL135F18Z | SAL70200G | SAL50F1.4

  15. #35

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by gamebit View Post
    its very slippery on ice, i think may have to get those addons with metal spikes at the bottom is walking on icy floors.
    I think what you mean are "Crampon rated" shoes.

    Most shoes don't come with spikes, unless you are referring to football boots and golf shoes

    The series hiking shoes from Scarpa, La Sportiva or Salomon are examples of such shoes. Timberland is more like a social or casual shoe mostly.
    Nikon D750; FM2; FG; 55mm Micro Nikkor; 28-300 VR; 70-200 VR; Nikon V1 + 10-30mm

  16. #36

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    Make sure make sure make sure you DON'T wear cotton socks... pair a few pair of thick woolen socks. Once cotton socks gets wet, water will retain and that'll freeze your feets off. Woolen socks will disperse moisture and dry really fast.

  17. #37

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    This is a timely thread seeing how it's winter now. Planning a trip to Harbin in Jan. I am looking at this Merrell Snowmotion 6 Waterproof --> Click here for details.

    Anyone has any experience with it? Is it available in SG (shop outlet)?



    ----

    On another note, I have used Timberland before and I think they are pretty hopeless. I am currently using Merrell and after 4-5 yrs, I am still using them.
    Last edited by astroboy; 20th December 2009 at 02:02 PM.

  18. #38

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by astroboy View Post
    This is a timely thread seeing how it's winter now. Planning a trip to Harbin in Jan. I am looking at this Merrell Snowmotion 6 Waterproof --> Click here for details.

    Anyone has any experience with it? Is it available in SG (shop outlet)?



    ----

    On another note, I have used Timberland before and I think they are pretty hopeless. I am currently using Merrell and after 4-5 yrs, I am still using them.

    Hi Astroboy, I will be going to Harbin and Jilin from 5-15 Jan 2010. When are you going to Harbin?

    The Merrell Snowmotion shoe look great.

  19. #39

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by Inova2008 View Post
    Bro, I am going there in the next couple of weeks. i thought the skiing boots can be used to walk around as well, that is when you detach it from the ski itself. is that not right? If i need another pair of boots to walk around in the snow, then I need to get some because I don't plan to ski the entire day, if I could get myself standing up properly that is.

    Like what the others said, ski boots are not comfortable to walk in, and is very SLIPPERY on hard ground, not a pleasant feeling to fall when carrying all your ski stuff.

  20. #40
    Moderator ed9119's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    10,929
    Blog Entries
    26

    Default Re: Footwear for Winter

    First couple days of new snowfall because the snow's not packed in yet and its really not slippery at all..... 3rd day onwards, with constant foot and vehicle pressures, snow tuns into ice .... thats where problems begin where even a good pair of shoes will not really help

    Dont need to go to the extreme of getting crampons for city or regular walking in icy conditions......... consider using ice studs or ice cleats that u can just strap onto your shoes without looking out of place..... these usually cost $10-20 a pair and can be tucked away in your shoe rack once u get home.... you cant do that with crampons (they look like bear traps ha ha)

    Google 'ice studs' or 'ice cleats' .......

    I assume most of u will be using it in snow for a few weeks at best

    -------------------------------------


    Otherwise, ever think about getting something like this that will still serve you well on hikes too AFTER winter ?

    http://www.columbia.com/mens-hiking-...l?sz=1&start=0

    Beach Rd hawker center upstairs have a few shops carrying various models of Columbia for about S$160 before bargaining
    Last edited by ed9119; 21st December 2009 at 09:44 PM.
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •