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What category of walking shoes is right for you? (Part 2)

walking shoes with solid sole

6. Category B and B / C, high walking shoes with solid sole

In this category you will find the mountain walking shoes with a high shaft that gives good support to the ankles. The upper is stiffer and stronger than at A or A / B shoes gives your feet more protection in harsher conditions.

The sole of the B and B / C category is fairly stiff and bends only at the widest part of the shoe. This gives you the feeling as if the shoe “naturally” unrolls. Furthermore, the sole provides extra cushioning so you also will feel less unevenness of the ground like stones.

The profile sole is more rigid, combining good grip and good wear resistance in the field. The sole is by the rubber composition of the wear-resistant than a shoe from the A or A / B category

If you recognize yourself in one of the following rules then a shoe from the B or B / C category is for you:

  • You walk in the mountains with a heavy backpack which is greater than 35 liters and more than eight kilograms
  • You are moving like and many outside the paths through which you come into uneven terrain.
  • You’re like a lot of support around your ankles and find it pleasant to walk in a sturdy shoe
  • You look for a sturdy shoe, while life is more important than comfort
  • I’m going to do a course or mountain hiking holiday with hiking boots from the B or B / C category are required or recommended

7. Category C, high, heavy shoes with a slightly flexible sole.

In the C category you will find the heavier hiking boots with uppers of leather rigid or sturdy plastic makes the shoe is very robust and provides good protection for your feet under harsher conditions.

The shoe in the C category is the transition between the walking shoes and the ‘real’ crampon hard boots.

heavy shoes with a slightly flexible sole

The stiff sole in this type is described as crampon Safe or limited crampon firm. Among the shoes from the category C can tie a lightweight flexible crampon. The damping is based on the fact that the shoe is suitable for a trip with a heavy backpack making it inadvisable for everyday use. Continue reading

This entry was posted on January 15, 2016, in Shoes.

The best walking shoes brands

The best walking shoes brands

That long-distance walks need good walking shoes. Therefore, we look for the best walking shoes at the moment.

Walking shoes from the best brands specialized in this type of shoes, but there are also walking shoes that are very affordable. Look below for the best brands which provide best walking shoes for women and best walking shoes for men too.

Meidl

Meidl’s shoes are excellent walking and outdoor shoes which are sold each year more than a few millions. Meidl makes all kinds of walking shoes, and everything is of the best quality. Continue reading

This entry was posted on January 5, 2016, in Shoes.

What is a good walking shoe?

What is a good walking shoe

What is a good walking shoe?

What an important question when you want to buy new walking shoes. If you are in the store or search online, you will see that there are walking shoes and sandals which are available in all shapes and sizes. Especially when you first walking shoes or boots goes out. No worries! We will explain what things are important in selecting the best walking shoe for you [What category of walking shoes is right for you]. Continue reading

This entry was posted on January 4, 2016, in Shoes.

What category of walking shoes is right for you? (Part 1)

What kind of walking shoe is right

There are many different types of hiking boots. But what walking shoe is right for you? On this page you will find all information about the various walking and what purpose they serve. We also inform you about the breakdown of hiking boots commonly used in the Netherlands by Meindl trumped A t / m E category. After reading this information, you’ll know exactly what walking shoe is right for you and what the A t / m E category precise contents.

1. What kind of walking shoe is right for you?

You are looking for a walking shoe but which shoe is best for you now? There are lots of hiking with many different properties, how do you make your choice from there?

2. What will you use your walking shoes?

The key question we have to ask is what you are going to use walking shoes or hiking boots on, it is in fact quite a difference whether you have the mountain hiking shoes for a hike in the Alps or walking shoes to walk your dog daily or the 4th day running.

 3. Know your categories in which walking and mountaineering are classified?

Classifying categories is particularly clear. The difference between the categories is mainly in the rigidity of the sole, the support to the ankles, and the damping of the footbed.

It remains a format but is taken over by a very limited number of brands.

walking and mountaineering Continue reading

This entry was posted on January 2, 2016, in Shoes.