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Friday, November 4, 2016

Review: Sandugo Eiger Shoes

I've done several river crossings and canyoning before. And not one of them have I worn a proper footwear. I used to be so proud wearing my trusted hiking shoes - waterproof and all. But on occasions, I've had these futile attempts to keep my shoes dry. I turn to a different route or look for another way. I would avoid crossings that are already ankle deep at all cost to save me the trouble of wearing a heavy bucketful of water on my feet. But of course, that's not always the case.

Sometimes, I'd wear sandals because it's more comfortable and lighter than a hiking shoes. Plus, I don't have to think twice about wading into the water and getting my feet wet. But since I can be clumsy too, I've had blisters and injured a toe or two with it.

But these days, I'm no longer worried about taking on any water adventure because I have this:
Sandugo Shoes
My Sandugo Eiger Shoes.
I've always trusted Sandugo. I've worn Sandugo sandals during my first climb in Mount Apo way back 2006 (I was a newbie and a student who can't afford a good hiking shoes, so please, spare me that glare). I even took it to more mountains and back and it has never under-performed. Sandals yun ha. Sandals. (Lookie! Scroll down to the picture where I was standing almost at the edge. That's me with my ever beloved Sandugo sandals that served me well). Knowing that I will be having a lot of water adventures, I got myself a pair of this water shoes without hesitation. And it did not disappoint.

The Sandugo Eiger is best used for river crossings. Since the shoes' upper is made of mesh, it helps your foot breathe better. The foot pad and rubber outsole also has a drainage system to flush out water quickly. It definitely saves you that icky feeling of slushy socks and of course, you will not have to carry an additional burden of wet and heavy shoes. And I love how it dries so easily.
Sandugo Shoes

I have used this during a 3-hour hike with multiple river crossings at Tambara Trail in Talisay, Negros Occ. I am pretty impressed with its performance. It's light and durable (although I still have to test if this can withstand intense activities). It's not slippery on wet rocks. I have not fallen or slipped during river crossings. However, I had to take extra precautions to muddy trails since it does not have the extra grip needed for such condition. And also, sand and tiny rocks can sometimes get inside the shoes while trekking and it can be quite bothersome.

Overall, the pros still outweigh the cons. And I would recommend this to anyone who wishes to have a better river trekking experience. Php 1,995 is definitely a bang for your buck. :)


13 comments:

  1. wala unta ka nag midyas mam. hehehe!

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  2. Hello! As much as I would love to wear it without socks, the shoes are actually a bit roomy (that's why it's comfy). So medyo maluwang na sya kapag di ko minedyasan. ^_^

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    1. Pwede po ba to ipang langoy? Mag canyoneering kasi kami. Thanks.

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    2. Ginamit ko sya pang swimming din while we were river trekking. Okay naman. Super light kasi sya. :)

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  3. nice maam! pwede ini pang trail run?

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    1. I would advise shoes with deeper lug soles for trail run. Pero pwede pa rin naman ito kung di ka nagmamadali, dobleng ingat lang sa putikan. You can also use this for minor hikes. Di naman talaga sya madulas, kumakapit pa rin.

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  4. madulas po i2 sa mga malulumot na ba2 mam?

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    1. Dumaan din po ako sa malulumot na bato pero di naman ako nadulas. Pero syempre kahit ano pa ang sapatos mo, talagang madulas naman po ang lumot kaya dobleng ingat lang po.

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  5. Got this in black and grey during their recent owned-store wide sale! for i think it was 1200?

    SUPER WORTH IT. excellent for biking too.

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    1. Wow! That's a steal! Yep, super worth it nga sya. :)

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  6. Hi. Pumapasok po ba ang water sa sole? For example naglalalad lang sa kalsada na may konting baha.

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    1. Yes, pumapasok sya. These are made for water activities. The soles have drains in them. So pumapasok yung tubig mismo sa sapatos tapos madedrain lang.

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  7. Thank you. I made a purchase and it did not dissapoint.

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