How to buy mountaineering shoes
To choose a good climbing shoe, there are three main aspects: shoe upper, lining, and sole.
1. Shoe upper
Vamp material is not pure leather fabric, leather fabric, textile fabric mix, and hard plastic resin fabric.
Mixed leather and textile fabrics
Advantages: light weight, good air permeability, wearing more flexible and convenient, textile fabrics cost much lower than leather fabrics.
Disadvantages: textile fabrics waterproof performance is poor, service life is not as good as leather, soft texture, foot protection is not as good as leather.
Pure leather fabric
Advantages: good waterproof performance, high wear resistance, better protection to the foot, and better textile fabric.
Disadvantages: its own weight is heavier than textile fabrics, air permeability is not as good as textile fabrics, wearing shoes more time-consuming.
Hard plastic resin
Advantages: Harder, with better rigidity, can effectively protect the foot safety, alpine climbing boots are made of this resin material.
Disadvantages: large volume, heavy load, heavy wear and tear, heavy and time-consuming.
The main role of the lining is waterproof, breathable, these two directly related to your foot when you wear climbing shoes happiness index, if the upper is craftsmanship water products, lining is a spelling technology materials. If you dont want to wet your socks or fill your shoes with water on a rainy day without going through a puddle, its recommended that you choose shoes with these two technology fabrics: GORE-TEX and eVENT, both of which are the worlds top waterproof and breathable fabrics.
The sole should be considered durable and whether it has skid resistance is mainly based on its material selection and texture design. The best choice is V bottom. What is the bottom of V, that is, the use of Vibram rubber sole. Vibram rubber was made in Italy, and people began to make rubber tires for aircraft in 1947. Later, they found it easier and more affordable to make soles, so they ran to get rubber to make soles, and became the worlds first sole supplier. Identify whether your shoes have a Vibram sole. Just look at the sole and see if there is a yellow LOGO rubber with Vibram on it.