Special requirements on women’s outdoor shoes
It is perfectly clear that there’s a difference between male and female feet. The latter often are narrower than men’s feet since a female foot has a broader forefoot as compared to a male foot of equal size. That’s why outdoor shoes for women have a different shape and style. In comparison to a male foot, the heel of a female foot is narrower; women’s outdoor shoes, therefore, have a narrow heel to ensure optimum foothold. You can only enjoy hiking with a proper pair of shoes which won’t pinch in order to avoid blisters on your feet. For this reason you should break in your new pair of shoes before you go on your first hike with them. But hiking boots are also very stout and have a reinforced heel and toe cap to prevent injuries. The sole is very sturdy as well so that stones or roots won’t pierce through the sole. Special material mixes and a profiled sole ensure optimum traction, but the profile depends on the ground of your preferred route. Manufacturers often offer high and low versions so you have to decide whether you need more or less support of the ankle. A further decisive argument is the breathability of the shoes.
Sturdy and weatherproof
These are demands put on hiking boots and other outdoor shoes. The structure and design of the shoes ensure sturdiness and stability. Thanks to special fabrics and membranes the shoes are also weatherproof. Manufacturers often use GORE TEX® membranes to provide waterproof and draughtproof products which, nevertheless, are breathable. But these membranes won’t spare you the care of your shoes. Care products will increase the weather resistance of the shoes and the elasticity of the leather upper. Proper products can be found at our online shop: the German traditional brand called Collonil offers high-quality shoe care products. And if you need further information on buying proper outdoor shoes, you can also have a look at outdoor shoes for men. If you need socks or laces, don’t hesitate to take a look at our accessories. We hope you will make a find at our online shop!