When you prepare the backpack, footwear is a difficult choice to make. I had to decide my footwear to Thailand and I chose my new Panama Jack Boots to join that trip. When I received my Panama Jack Boots before my Thailand trip, I have to be honest I was a bit worried, I knew that in Thailand it was very hot between 35ºC to 40ºC so I thought...maybe you are the only one crazy enough to bring the boots but I took my chances.
So there I was with my boots in Thailand, to my surprise although they are thick enough to prevent water from entering the boots they are light enough so you are comfortable walking and they don't warm your feet, not even being at 40C which was an amazing advantage.
I went to Thailand in the monsoon time so we were expecting rain, the problem was not when it rained, as you could barely walk because the rain was incredible but the issue was when the rain stopped as all was flooded. The boots did an amazing job and kept my feet dry. There is nothing that annoys me more that going around with my feet soaked, such an uncomfortable feeling.
My perfect footwear for Thailand were three pairs of shoes:
My panama jack: for trekking and forest excursions and rainy days.
Columbia shoes: everyday walking, very comfy to walk
Hawaianas: flip flops they can be of any brand but make sure they are good quality as depends on where you are walking you will need a thick flip flop. Hawaianas are my favorites for beach time and also used as slippers when being in the hotel
I think I got the choices of footwear right for Thailand, which was the difficult part as we were doing different things on the same trip, see our route in Thailand: beach, trekking, excursions and city.
Disclaimer: These Boots were offered by Panama Jack. As always the opinion on the services offered is my own. No one can't buy love!