A list of things to carry and trekking tips that can be put to good use on the Chadar Trek:
Your regular trekking boots can be worn on the Chadar for the trek and you can carry and change into the gum boots at tricky sections where the Chadar is not well formed or the trek involves moving through a section with a higher water level. Alternatively, the gum boots can be worn and trekked in all along, depending on your style of trekking and comfort provided by the gum boots.
You may also rent a pair of snow boots from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation, Delhi at nominal rates (Rs 100 per pair per day and onwards). These snow boots are light-weight, waterproof and provide some insulation for the feet as well, performing the job of both the trekking boots and the gum boots.