How to Choose Shoes for Winter: Video 3
7 tips to help you choose sneakers for the winter
Sneakers have long been the everyday footwear of a city dweller. We wear them for jogging in the park, and for shopping, and even in a restaurant. But the question is still relevant, how all-season are our beloved couples and how to choose those in which no frost or even the longest Russian winter is scary? We've prepared seven tips for you to keep your feet warm.
Choose leather and suede with a water-repellent treatment
In winter, there is a high risk of ruining your shoes not only by snow or rain, but also reagents, slush, salt. Carry a water-repellent shoe spray with you, and even better if your sneakers are soaked in a special compound during manufacture.
For example: The Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 Shield Water-Repellent is a great shoe with a water-repellent finish and an anti-slip outsole. Learn more on the official website www.nike.com.
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Take a closer look at the lining
In order not to be afraid of cold weather, pay attention to the options with lining. For example, sherpa (fabric that imitates fur on one side and suede on the other) will warm you in the most bitter frosts. With faux fur sneakers, your feet can breathe and look stylish.
In addition to these two options, there are lining on an artificial substitute for down. Shoes with such insulation keep lightness, wick moisture away and dry quickly.
For example: CL LTHR MID Ripple Sherpa from Reebok combines a soft faux fur lining and Thinsulate insulation. Learn more on the official website www.reebok.ru.
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Choose your outsole carefully
Good outsole on winter sneakers is dense and high. Whatever the lining, low shoes will freeze your feet almost immediately after you leave the house. In addition, the sole should be embossed so as not to slip on snow and ice, and without leather inserts, as such material can be quickly damaged by salt and chemicals on the road.
For example: Gel -Sonoma 3 G-TX from Asics is equipped with just such a sole for a quality workout on almost any terrain from slippery sidewalks to muddy forest trails. Learn more.
When choosing winter sneakers, not only outer material is important, but also insulation
If you are not going to walk a lot and often in the cold, but, for example, if you plan to drive a car or train exclusively in nature, pay attention to shoes without lining, but with insulation.
For such cases, there is a special Gore-Tex material, which consists of a membrane fixed between the lining and the outer layer. Shoes made of it are waterproof, breathable and provide thermal insulation. Water and snow do not penetrate inside, and moisture in the form of perspiration easily comes out throughcut the pores of the membrane. As a result, you feel dry and warm.
Another way to insulate winter shoes is with a neoprene sock. It can be easily inserted inside your sneakers The sock is soft and pleasant to the touch, fits the leg tightly, retains heat perfectly and does not let water through. This option is, of course, more economical than the Gore-Tex technology, but it does not allow air to pass through so well, so it can be hot in the room.
For example: Gore-Tex models can be found at Reebok.
Observe the temperature regime
Remember that the key to the good condition of your shoes is proper care and careful use. Check with your sales assistant for the minimum temperature for your particular model. Here are some general rules.
- wear napkin shoes in wet, rainy weather, as well as at temperatures below minus 15;
- wear shoes made of artificial materials at temperatures below minus 10, (winter types of shoes are below minus 25);
- wear rubber shoes at temperatures below minus 10, as well as in conditions of work with fats, oils and acids;
- wear shoes with tunite or CRC soles below minus 20, wear shoes with polyurethane soles below minus 10.
Several brands present their own developments in climate control technology. For example: adidas CLIMAWARM running shoes retain natural body warmth even in sub-zero temperatures. Learn more on the official website www.adidas.ru.
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Pay attention to size
When choosing running shoes, try on one half size too. In severe frost, you can put on a sock denser, as well as avoid troubles with swollen feet in winter. However, if you are purchasing shoes with a lining, make sure they fit snugly on you. Empty space should not be filled with cold air.
Higher is better
When choosing winter sneakers, do not skip high options or textile sock sneakers. If the upper of the shoe fits snugly against the ankle, you will definitely be comfortable in any weather. Running in high socks is preferable.
For example: good high warm models can be found at New Balance. Learn more.