Trekking in Monsoon is all together a different experience. Western Ghats, is a heaven for trekkers and nature lovers. Monsoons are probably the best time for trekking in Sahyadri. For trekking in Monsoon, CTR TRekking shoes, a hiking boot with anti skid Gum soles provide you better protection from slipping on the wet and muddy mossy terrain.
It will provide better mud grip and protection during your wet walks and are equally good for Dry weather. Better traction on slippery trails, muddy, marshy, mossy terrain especially during monsoon gives you the confidence for your trek and is more safer than most expensive so called trekking shoes. Trail runner shoes or Trekking shoes meant for Himalayan treks do not have better traction when it comes to wet monsoon walks and wet muddy rocks.
Know that the Western Ghats receive the maximum amount of rainfall during monsoon. Heavy rains, water logging and landslides are common here. So chose your shoes wisely!! An expensive "trekking shoe" which may be good for dry weather may not be good enough for the wet monsoons!!