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Walking Shoes in Late November in France

I will be on a 10 day tour of France which starts in Paris and goes to the south of France. The trip starts on November 20 and ends on December 1. I have never been to France before in the winter and was wondering what walking shoes I should bring. I was looking at Skechers Go Walks and they were very comfortable. However, I am concerned that since they are not leather then they might get wet if it rains. Does anyone have any suggestions on what shoes to wear in the wintertime in France?

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Have you looked at Gore-tex shoes? There are many brands that use Gore-tex fabric. It's lightweight, breathable and is highly water resistant. New Balance, Merrill, North Face, Solomon and many other brands have Gore-tex designs.

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I wear Merrill zipper shoes. They are so comfortable and require no break-in time. They are washable, so I assume you can get them wet. Otherwise, I wear my Uggs. But for lots of walking, it is Merrill's for sure. Happy Travels!!

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I've been wearing a pair of Merrell Encore Nova mules for years in Europe. Leather, water proof. Thick sole and heel generally keep my feet totally dry but, sometimes, in pouring rain, my heels can get damp. In black or dark brown they fake as regular shoes when worn with pants. Comfortable from the start. Not for wearing in the snow however!

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I wear Haflinger wool clogs for all my winter trips to Europe. Actually, those are the shoes I wear all winter at home as well. Comfortable and I never have cold or sore feet. Most of the time I don't even wear socks with them.

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End of November will be boot weather. Not LLBean snow boot, but fashionable, black, knee height boot. I have a pair of good looking, but seriously comfortable Clarks, highly recommend.