We’re liking the teeth-shaped rubber tread blocks for the sole ... some SPD shoes and certain pedal combos, we can see the benefits of opening up the cleat mounting area like this. Mo’ colours. The Afton Vectal has a soft synthetic leather upper.
Kiwi Shoe Polishes ... after used or worn in wet weather. USES: For use on all types and colors of suede and nubuck footwear, jackets, coats, hats, bags, and backpacks. KIWI Saddle Soap removes embedded dirt and grime from smooth leather to leave it.
Helsinki has spawned a new shoe brand proffering footwear that ... famous Tärnsjò tannery which has been tooling leather since the 1800s. If you’re done with struggling through soggy soles in the wet season, look out for Tarvas to launch on October.
The Vibram sole and webbing heel lock are great features for serious hikers, but these shoes ... wet and dry surfaces. A more toned-down version than Danner’s famous Mountain Light Cascade boot, the Tramline is made with the same high-quality leather.
Considering the sturdy exterior, the boots are surprisingly lightweight and breathable, with durable construction made for getting wet and drying ... The hand-dyed leather and hand-stitched sole make it hard not to sub in these shoes for your 9-to-5.
While leather-soled shoes won't exactly fall apart in the rain, you should still be careful when wet weather hits. Leather deteriorates faster when wet, and when that wet leather hits pavement, bad things happen. Here's more on why leather and water are.
Snow, talus, scree, slickrock, mud, gravel, trail — these shoes carried ... the sole isn’t overwhelmed with lugs. The bi-directional tread pattern bit into the trail when I took off uphill, and it snagged footing when I braked down wet terrain.
And then the farrier comes out, and you notice that the gelding in the stall next to yours gets leather pads when he is shod ... two-part mix of polyurethane that is poured into the sole after the shoe is nailed on. This sticks and molds to the sole.