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Steel-toed Boots a Problem?

  • kejumonyet

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    I've posted this in the Indonesia forum also, here: http://www.travelfish.org/board/post/indonesia/16536_steel-toed-boots-a-problem-

    I will be travelling alone to Indonesia and Malaysia in a few weeks. I always wear steel cap boots as I find them comfortable and I'm used to them, but my parents are afraid that I might get hassled by police while I'm over there. Has anyone had this experience or heard of this happening? I am not expecting that I'll be let into nightclubs with them on, so I'll be packing other shoes as well.

    A friend of mine from Singapore suggests that the boots would be uncomfortable because of the rain and the heat, so I was planning to use them only for travel between cities and for bushwalking.
    I'm reluctant to buy proper hiking boots as I don't think I'll have the time to find ones that are appropriate. I don't want to spend a lot of money now and get ones that won't be suitable.

    #1 Posted: 20/11/2011 - 20:32

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  • MADMAC

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    I wear boots and shoes here all the time. I never wear open toed footwear, don't even own any. It's not that hot here.

    Secondly, nobody here much cares what you wear. If you are happy with them, then they're fine. Wear whatever you want. Nobody cares.

    #2 Posted: 21/11/2011 - 06:43

  • kejumonyet

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    Thanks for the advice, that does help!

    To clarify, I don't really care about looking fashionable or whatever... in Australia, you can't get into nightclubs with steel caps because bikies and thugs use them as a weapon. My parents are worried that I'd get in trouble for police for "carrying a weapon" if I am wearing steel caps on the street, but I don't think it will be an issue myself.

    #3 Posted: 22/11/2011 - 20:19

  • MADMAC

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    The police won't care unless you start kicking people with them. No worries. Maybe an airline - different issue though.

    #4 Posted: 22/11/2011 - 22:20

  • IHateHulkHo-
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    my plane leaves for Bangkok on Sat,and I plan on wearing my Doc Martins for the majority of the trip

    #5 Posted: 22/11/2011 - 23:51

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