With or without insulation, that is the question…
Whether or not you need footwear with extra insulation depends primarily on where you’ll be wearing it and how sensitive you are to the cold. In general, studies have shown that most of your body heat is lost from your extremities such as your hands and feet, when these are left unprotected.
So in our children’s footwear, we make sure that our winter models come with an extra warm lining, but we don’t neglect our adults’ shoes either. The winter shoes in the Urban Life Collection also feature synthetic insulation – so you won’t get cold feet at the Christmas market.
We rely exclusively on PrimaLoft® products for our footwear. PrimaLoft® has been one of the leading suppliers of synthetic insulation for many years and provides not only thermal performance at its most advanced level, but also sustainable solutions for footwear needs.
PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Eco
The advantages of synthetic insulation are obvious: water-repellent, breathable, excellent warmth to weight ratio and, of course, outstanding durability – basically just about everything you need to keep your feet warm in winter.
However, the Eco PrimaLoft® versions go one step further and actively contribute to environmental protection – the insulation consists of 90% recycled polyester fibres and only 10% new fibres.
In addition to insulation fibres such as Primaloft®, we also use fleece linings in some of our winter shoes. The brushed material has a very soft surface and immediately gives a pleasant and warm feeling in the shoe. The high volume of the material encloses a lot of air and therefore insulates optimally in cold temperatures. Fleece also absorbs little moisture and reliably transports sweat outwards – perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities.
Wool – a cozy warm natural fiber
Finest merino wool that is naturally warm and water repellent. This natural fiber is wonderfully soft against your skin and breathable. In addition, it’s a sustainable and renewable raw resource that regulates your body temperature naturally. VAUDE is committed to the Responsible Wool Standard and uses mulesing-free wool exclusively.
- sustainable natural product made from renewable raw resources
- soft against your skin, naturally water repellent and breathable
- manufactured in accordance with the Responsible Wool Standard