Have You Used Budget Trekking Shoes?

Have You Used Budget Trekking Shoes?

Category Shoes Gear Related Tips

By Swathi Chatrapathy


Have you ever used any budget trekking shoes? When I say budget trekking shoes, I mean shoes that cost less than Rs 3,000.

I know that good trekking shoes by brands like Quechua, Wildcraft, Hi-Tec, Salomon, start from around Rs 5,000. At Indiahikes, because we trek very often, we use shoes that are not always budget-friendly.

But that’s not the case for most trekkers. They trek once or twice in their lives and such expensive shoes are always a cause for worry. It’s no wonder that most of them opt to rent shoes.

On the other hand, many trekkers send me links to trekking shoes that cost around Rs 1,500 – Rs 2,000, to ask if those shoes would be good enough. And more often than not, they seem like pretty good shoes!   

So I’m trying to create a database of information on budget trekking shoes. And if you have used budget trekking shoes, your thoughts would really help!

If you have used trekking shoes that cost less than Rs 3,000, can you quickly fill this form out?

All you need to put in it is the brand and model of your shoe, the approximate cost, your experience with it, and whether you would recommend it to others.

Even if you have had a bad experience with it, please put it down so that we know what not to recommend to trekkers too!

Share your experience of using budget trekking shoes here

If you have any thoughts or recommendations on budget trekking shoes, drop in a comment below. It will surely help trekkers.

Swathi Chatrapathy

Chief Editor

About the author

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.