Mumbai Trek list

Trekking shoes

"Action" Trekking shoes for 650/-. it looks more comfortable then Hunter, has rubberized soles for grip, and air ventilation for the comfort.
"Action" also have a high ankle version of the same but it is not available here in the local market. (updated july 2009)

Hi tech shoes options


* Waterproof Full Grain Leather Upper
* Event Waterproof & Breathable Membrane
* Exo-Skeletal Heel Support
* Durable PU Midsole
* Exclusive Vibram Outsole
Light Hiking

Hi- tech

Hi-Tec Multiterra II Low Multisport Shoe - Wide (For Men) Big-bazaar at a discount for 1950 /- Rupees
On Sale $48.95
(24% off - was $65.00)

Sizes: Wide Width (W) 8-11.5 with 1/2 sizes and 12, 13.
Colors/Sizes currently available are listed in the pull-down menu.

Multipurpose trail shoe representing what Hi-Tec has become known for: versatile design, excellent components, great value. Durable nubuck and suede upper features a secure, fast lacing system and rubber toe cap. Molded EVA midsole cushions for miles.

  • Nubuck leather and suede leather upper
  • Strobel construction for greater flexibility
  • EVA removable sock liner
  • Innovative form fitting molded eyelet system
  • Foot cage construction 360 degree foot support
  • Molded rubber toe cap for multi-sport toe protection
  • Speed lace system for fit and adjustment
  • Lightweight compression molded EVA midsole for cushioning
  • Low profile carbon rubber trail outsole.


Bata hunter Bata people says they have stopped production. The army cantonment in Kolkata has some , and it is different make.

Personal experience it gives blisters if you treks in the rains.

Hunters@Suratwala, Dadar...
hunters from a shop called Suratwala next to Visawa hotel at Dadar(West)

Other bata shoes

Style no.: 801-2070


Action Price:INR 1399.00



Puma Explorador II Puma Explorador II: The Explorador II,

one of the visual highlights of the Ounipohja range, catches your attention by its different and very protective OUTSOLE. Rubber wraps around the heel and forefoot to ensure an optimum of stability. Enjoy Puma Explorador II experience.

Woodland shoe stores in Mumbai

Woodland shoes are ok for DRY season . These shoes are dangerous if used on slippery wet surfaces
I tried to continue ascent my woodland shoes gave up, I lost the grip and slided downwards.

The above shoes slips on wet surfaces

Article No.: G 40777
Color: KHAKI
Price: INR 2395

New Bata stores in india

Bata shoe Stores in Mumbai

POWER Power Catalogue
North Star Catalogue

Trekking shoes in India


When allocating your backpacking budget, boots should be your first priority. A good pair of boots is expensive, but there are a few reasons that I advise spending money on them. First off, a good pair of boots is usable in many situations other than backpacking. If you decide at some point that backpacking isn't for you, you can still use them for tramping through snow to work or school, yard work, wood working, construction, camping, hiking, or any time your feet need protecting. A good pair of boots allows you to do a wide range of things safely, and it's good to have one around. Secondly, if you take care of them and don't lose them, a good pair of boots will last you 10+ years. The pair of boots I bought when I was 13 lasted me through my first year of college (when I lost them.) Thirdly, no matter where or under what conditions you are hiking, the quality of your boots will have a big impact on how much you enjoy yourself. If your boots don't work well for you, you're likely to be wincing along with blistered heels, soggy feet, and in danger of spraining your ankles. If your feet are still growing I'd recommend borrowing a pair, or buying them off someone who has grown out of them. There are other things where it is worth it to spend money, but boots are the least borrowable.

Everyone has their own personal taste in boots, but I'll tell you the essential baseline of things to look for and then my own preferences. The most important quality of a backpacking boot is that it fit well. When walking downhill your feet shouldn't slide forward much. If they do, the tips of your toes are going to be hurting from banging into the front of your boots. When walking uphill, your heels shouldn't slide up much. If they do, you are likely to end up with blistered heels from the rubbing back and forth. Secondly, the boots should cover your ankles with stiff material. You should still be able to make circles with your foot, but it should be nearly impossible for you to roll your ankles. Some people prefer a lower top boot, but unless you are also investing in trekking poles I don't think this is safe. Thirdly, the boot should have a thick sole that will keep you from feeling bumps underneath it and will grip rocks.

These days when I look for boots, the primary thing I look for is a boot with very few seams. This is for two reasons, waterproofing and durability. Treated leather repels water well on its own, but more seams make more opportunities for water to get in, and make it more difficult to waterproof the boot. You'll inevitably slip into a stream at some point, and a well waxed boot with a high top will minimize the amount of water sloshing around your feet for the rest of the day. The two things that wear out first on a boot are the seams and the soles. Boots can be resoled, and seams can be glued, but the boot will last longer if there are fewer seams to begin with. Leather can take a lot more abuse than whatever they sew it up with. There are a lot of boots out there that are made porous fabrics, and advertise all sorts of features. These are expensive, and frankly I don't think they last. Your boots are going to get scraped across rocks, soaked in water, caked with dust and mud, pummeled, squished, frozen, and potentially even eaten by wild animals (no joke.) Fabric that advertises being "breathable" just isn't going to cut it long term, and won't buy you much comfort after its first few days on the trail. So, get the sturdiest stuff available. Gore-tex can help on the inside, but make sure the outside is leather. I wear a pair of Lowa Banffs that I bought a few years ago after losing my previous pair. My mom wears a pair of Gore-tex lined Vasque Skywalker leather boots that are over ten years old (similar to these.)

If you can't afford expensive boots, don't sweat it. If your boots fit well you'll be fine.

When you buy a new pair of boots, don't immediately take them out on the trail. The boots will take some time to conform to your feet even if they fit well, so break them in ahead of time. Wear them instead of your normal shoes for the week prior to the trip. If you are going on a long trip with them, take them out for a weekend trip beforehand. This helps to prevent blisters and can also catch any manufacturing flaws early. Six months before my first 10 day backpacking trip I bought a really nice pair of boots. I went on a weekend hike to prepare for the trip and in a few miles of hiking one of the grommets tore out of the leather. I got through the weekend ok, but it would have been much harder to deal with it for 9 days of hiking. (My friends got a hearty laugh out of this, because I was actually bragging about how awesome my new boots were when they broke and sent me flying flat on my face.)

To care for your boots, wipe the dirt off with a wet towel and oil them with a product such as Nikwax.


Wear a pair of wool socks over a pair of polypropylene liner socks. Don't wear cotton. The wool and polypropylene will keep your feet dry and cushioned. The liners will absorb most of the friction of your foot moving around and help prevent blisters. You'll need 2 pairs each of these for a weekend, 3-4 for a longer trip. If you want to spend money get SmartWools. Otherwise you can find wool socks that aren't as comfy but also aren't as expensive. If you hike a day in cotton socks they'll end up as a moist, pulpy, off-white, smelly mass, and you'll probably have blisters.

Taken from How to Backpack Starting From Scratch