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All Stock minimum 20% OFF Storewide

SALE ON FROM FRIDAY 24th to Sunday 26th October, 2014.

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October 25th to 27th
Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 5:30pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm

This year’s annual sale features a range of superb quality, technical outdoor gear at bargain prices. As always we are offering a minimum 20% OFF the normal retail price of all products store-wide! In addition to this we have over 300 special sale items which are 25%, 30%, 40% or even 50% OFF. So head to The Wilderness Shop during the annual sale period for some great deals on high quality and reliable outdoor gear. There’s sure to be something of interest waiting for you at an unbeatable price. It’s a once-a-year opportunity so don’t miss out! Doors open at 9am Friday 24th October. We have limited quantities of some sale items, so be sure to get in early to snare some high quality kit for a bargain price.

The right footwear can make or break any trip, which is why The Wilderness Shop stocks Melbourne’s best range of hiking boots, daywalk shoes, travel shoes and sandals, mountain running shoes and even mountaineering boots! We understand that feet come in many shapes and sizes, so whether you have narrow, ‘normal’ or wide feet we are sure to have the right bushwalking boot or shoe for you. With the best variety of brands in Melbourne, we are confident you will leave our store with the right shoes or boots... you have our guarantee: if after 3 days of indoor use you are not perfectly satisfied, we will happily exchange them. No questions!

To download the Footwear Buying Guide click on the image below.

Footwear buying guide


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When trying on boots, make sure to bring the socks you would normally wear and any orthotics or custom footbeds you use. Boots and shoes are handmade by skilled cobblers, using mostly natural materials. Therefore you can experience minor variations in dimension or upper from pair to pair in a given size. What you are looking for is the size that holds your toes ever so slightly away from the front of the boot while the lacing system is snug across the top of your arch. To check the length, you should be able to slip one finger behind your heel when you are standing up with the boot unlaced and your toes touching the front. The fit across the top of your arch is the single most important factor. If the lacing system here doesn't hold your foot in place, the boot will not be stable on your foot while you walk. If the boot is too short, your toes will get crushed walking downhill. Too long, and your heel will slide up and down and give you blisters. Be patient and make sure you've got the right size and fit.

La Sportiva Mountain Running

La Sportiva Helios

Comfortable footwear with an extremely casual look, designed for leisure and short distance off road tracks.The lightweight, highly breathable uppers feature an internal “slip-on” construction which braces the foot without constricting movement. This allows the wearer to slip on the shoe without lacing, a bonus for the freetime user.  The toe and heel are covered with a protective coating, and high frequency reinforcements at the lacing point creates perfect distribution of tension during training sessions. Helios features the MorphoDynamic technology that allows the boot to adapt to changing terrain conditions.  Breathable, lightweight and comfortable: all rolled into one Helios. Read more.

La Sportiva Ultra Raptor

Ultra Raptor
Created for off-road, endurance trails, ultra marathon competitions and long training sessions. The extremely breathable Air-mesh uppers are mounted on a soft EVA graded  platform (wider at the toe and lower at the heel) for optimum shock  absorption in any condition and reduction of the ramp angle. The  integrated lacing system uses a strap sewn to an internal stretch fabric with high frequency reinforcements on the external mesh. This allows greater versatility in boot tension throughout the boot,  thereby enhancing comfort levels. Ultra Raptor unites the performance  advantages of a snug-fit construction method with those of the comfort  derived from the wider shape and sole. The result is a product that can  be used for several hours and is the ideal choice for endurance  trails and all types of off road trails. Read more.

La Sportiva Wildcat

Wildcat GTX
Created for running on easy terrain. The ideal choice for training and long distance tracks. The no-fuss uppers make this model the ultimate choice for lightweight and comfort. The minimalist uppers enhance the lightweight and comfort features of the shoe and the integrated gaiter (situated beneath the lacing system) helps to keep out the stones and mud. The high frequency loops guarantee durability and help prevent abrasion. The FriXion sole with Impact Brake System provides the maximum grip and shock absorption on all surfaces and the rear TPU shank protects and supports the ankle. The shoe features a soft rear spoiler, that helps to create a speed fit. Read more.

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The Wilderness Shop has been servicing the needs of bushwalkers, hikers,  rock climbers and xc skiers in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne for over 30  years. Many customers from Blackburn, Nunawading, Mitcham, Doncaster,  Mont Albert, Balwyn, Forest Hill, Burwood, Canterbury, Surrey Hills,  Camberwell, Kew, Hawthorn, Glen Iris, Vermont, Bulleen, Templestowe,  Donvale, Ringwood, Bayswater, Boronia, Wantirna, Glan Waverley, Mount  Waverley, Ivanhoe, Heidelberg, Eltham, Lower Plenty, Melbourne East  Suburbs, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs, have been supporting us for many  years. We feel sure you will do the same.!