I’ll be going to a mountain on Wednesday, as part of a very interesting workshop involving Korean SF writers and astronomers — oh, yes, a listening comprehension test three days long, which I’m already failing, but more about that afterwards — and I’ve been told it would be a good idea to have some hiking boots. I’ll be in Seoul tomorrow, and would be able to pick some up, except I have no idea where such things could be gotten — that is, winter boots, in “large size” (ie. 300, 305, 310, or bigger, depending on the brand). Apparently the mountain we’ll be on — because that’s where the super-duper observatory is located — will be absolutely frigid and snowy, and I don’t wanna get sick when we go out to look at the “snow flowers.”
the only thing I can think is maybe they had some at Keumgang shoes, but I can’t remember. I suspect my old army boots no longer fit (my arches have fallen a little since I came to Korea, and my bone spurs have grown) and any suggestions — even of places in Itaweon, if anything comes to mind — would be welcome. I could use a pair of proper cold-weather boots anyway, so I can actually go to mountains in winter and so on.