We have been to the Bernese Oberland many times and have always taken our walking boots. However, we are trying to travel light this time, and they do take up a lot of room in the case!
We are arriving in Interlaken on 4th August for 6 nights.
We are not serious hikers, just leisure walkers. We will usually do routes like Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg, then come part way down towards Wengen on the train and get off halfway and walk the rest of the way down to Wengen.
Also we will get the cable car up from Lauterbrunnen, and then walk along to Murren. We like the 'Nature Trail' from Wilderswil to Lauterbrunnen. We don't do any steep walks.
We are wondering about just taking leather shoes and trainers this time, but it's been about three years and we can't remember if it gets wet underfoot on those walks.
Anyway, if you have walked those routes in the last few weeks, do you think we could do without our walking boots? I know it could all change depending on the weather when we are there, but I'm just trying to get a feel for it.