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Hiking in the Jungle (boots or sneakers/tennis shoes)?

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Hiking in the Jungle (boots or sneakers/tennis shoes)?

Hi,

My boyfriend and I will be staying at Black Rock Lodge and are hoping to do some hiking and jungle tours. We don't have hiking boots and I was wondering if sneakers/tennis shoes with decent traction will do.

Thanks!

-Victoria

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1. Re: Hiking in the Jungle (boots or sneakers/tennis shoes)?

That'll do fine and you'll love BRL-on a very scenic portion of the river in dense bush, grt staff and views

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2. Re: Hiking in the Jungle (boots or sneakers/tennis shoes)?

Tennis shoes would be okay so long as you are comfortable in them. A few friends use the sneakers or running shoes without a problem. Enjoy BRL - great place!

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3. Re: Hiking in the Jungle (boots or sneakers/tennis shoes)?

Tevas or Keens are the best option, but sneakers work fine. If it's really muddy, the treads will accumulate mud quickly. They work fine for ATM too.

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4. Re: Hiking in the Jungle (boots or sneakers/tennis shoes)?

I swear by my Keen H2Os and my husband and sons swear by amphibious shoes by Salomon and Merrell. Regular tennis shoes would work but won't dry quickly or gracefully. Some folks wear old tennies and toss them before heading home.

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5. Re: Hiking in the Jungle (boots or sneakers/tennis shoes)?

Thanks everyone!!! All your replies are very helpful!

Philadelphia...
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6. Re: Hiking in the Jungle (boots or sneakers/tennis shoes)?

Quick question... The Tevas and Keene are open shoes. Do you think it's okay for hiking?

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7. Re: Hiking in the Jungle (boots or sneakers/tennis shoes)?

Closed offer more protection and support

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8. Re: Hiking in the Jungle (boots or sneakers/tennis shoes)?

My Keene's are closed toes.

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9. Re: Hiking in the Jungle (boots or sneakers/tennis shoes)?

Keens have toe protection and terrific traction and are great for me. Sometimes little rocks or sticks get in and I shake them out; that's a small price to pay for the great ventilation/quick dry features imo.

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10. Re: Hiking in the Jungle (boots or sneakers/tennis shoes)?

Thanks everyone! I was more concerned about little sticks and creatures getting in the openings.

I think I'll go with the Keens. :)