If you're not an avid climber (like myself) and see yourself only climbing say every other month, Power has some quite ok shoes for the cheap. I got mine for RM60 and it lasted me for 6 climbs (KK, Nuang x2, Tabur x2, and one more place I can't remember the name. Broga not counted, that one wear slippers also can -.-") before the sole started to come out, and that was due to my foot getting stuck in some roots, nothing that cant be fixed by a bit of sewing.
I can't seem to find them any more though, but Bata has some others that are only RM70.
As for Adidas Kampung, if you frequent Old Klang Road there's a place that has them, and you can call to ask for your size.http://electronicfly.blogspot.com/2008/11/...as-kampung.html
I do not recommend them though unless you're either pain-resistant or quite used to the track, as although it is practically waterproof and soft, it's TOO soft and won't offer any protection, plus you're bound to hurt your feet since it has no padding whatsoever
Anyone would like to recommend something below RM150? Nuang's the hardest I've been to (and plan to go again, haven't reached the top yet
) and I'll need something that doesn't require constant use to maintain (e.g. wear once then keep in cupboard for a month, repeat)
(Ok, out of topic but since someone above talked about headlamps, DON'T get the one from Ace Hardware if you plan to use it more than once. I got that for my KK climb and it drained my batteries kao kao. Used it only for the final ascent, and about 5 minutes again when my hostel I was staying in had no electricity for a while, then POOF batteries died. Get the Energizer on instead. RM60/80 for the headlamp + 4 AA batteries. My sis used it for who knows how long d and still shining bright without changing batteries)
P/S: Cheapest and easiest to find way to leachproof yourself: PANTYHOSE. 100% works, but damn bloody hot one!This post has been edited by electronicfly: Mar 24 2010, 05:46 PM