Travelling to Seoul Korea Winter Clothing

Hi ozbargainers,

Just wondering will i need some kind of unique footwear in Seoul Korea due to winter and snow? I don't want to cause injuries to myself due to the snow. I'm just staying the city of Seoul, no where else.

Thanks.

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    Bring lined boots, or at least large enough ones to fit winter socks. If you predict lots of ice and your boots don't have enough tread, buy crampons. Leave the delicate leather and suede at home, as snow is often salted.

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    I'm in Seoul right now and I've just been wearing regular footwear. It hasn't started properly snowing yet so it may not even be a concern, depending on the length of your stay. Even once the snow and ice comes 99% of the locals will still be wearing sneakers or dressier stuff for the office.

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    Snow shoes or want to look discrete maybe try a pair of footy boots and see if the studs lock into the snow.

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    When are you going? I went to Seoul last December (spent Christmas & New Year there) and it was not snowing at all. It was really cold but I wore regular footwear and it was fine.

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    A couple of years ago I was in Seoul during Xmas and NY, and only experienced a couple of light frosty nights during my 2 week stay.

    Everything is close by so, and there's central heating indoors including subways so snow boots (if that's what you were thinking) would be a overkill. A pair of non-slip boots/shoes/sneakers would suffice.

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    A pair of Timberland boots and wool socks is good enough.

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    Don't bother with buying special shoes. Even when it starts snowing heavily you won't be walking in it much anyway as the footpaths are salted and you will mostly be walking inside buildings and subways. I'd recommend avoiding flat-bottomed shoes for your first time walking on snow/ice but sneakers or anything with some tread on the bottom will be fine.

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      Salt, snow and joggers doesn’t mix. It’ll take about 5 minutes before the joggers get wet.

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        It's city streets, not a hike through the wilderness. Just don't step in the puddles.

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          People that have never walked in snow are bound to step in puddles.

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    Skis.

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    Merrell waterpros would be pretty good.

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    Get something waterproof. Goretex lined,etc

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    So I live here in Seoul. Thermal long Johns, I wear normal trainers with thick socks. Look up 'long padding jacket' you'll be as well to get one

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    Thanks for the advice guys.