Footwear

Footwear

The Wilderness Shop Box Hill

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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click on the image above to download the footwear buying guide.

 

 

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Hiking Boots

Anyone familiar with bushwalking knows that a good pair of boots is the most important piece of equipment you’ll ever own. For this reason The Wilderness shop stocks Melbourne’s best range of trekking boots from Asolo, La Sportiva, Salomon and Vasque.We have been fitting walking boots for 35 years! Our staff are experienced walkers themselves, and we pride ourself on our patient boot fitting skills. So wether you have narrow feet, wide feet or perhaps just ‘normal’ feet, then we are confident that we can find the right boots to suit any level of bushwalking.

Asolo TPS 520

Asolo TPS 535

Vasque Eriksson

La Sportiva Omega

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La Sportiva Thunder

Asolo Flame

Asolo Atlantis

Vasque Taku

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Asolo Fugitive

Asolo Stynger

La Sportiva Garnet

 

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La Sportiva Mountain Running

Trail Running Shoes

Whether you run against the clock or simply for pleasure, the right running shoes can make all the difference. The Wilderness Shop stock wide range of running shoes from Lasportiva and Salomon to suit different activities such as road running, trail running, ultralight running, rogaining, adventure racing and even ultra marathons!

La Sportiva Helios

La Sportiva Ultra Raptor

La Sportiva Ultra Raptor

Salomon XA Pro

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La Sportiva Wildcat
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BOOT FITTING: THE ART
  

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.

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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.!