With our 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.
This is especially true for bike shoes, because depending on the stiffness of the sole, your foot moves very little or not at all – which means that at low temperatures cold feet are unfortunately not unusual. Therefore, we recommend choosing a light lining or a warm shoe cover when riding in colder conditions.
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.
In addition to neoprene shoe covers, there are also variants with waterproof membranes and warming insulation made of synthetic fibres. Primaloft® Black Insulation Eco is used here. The insulation specialists have combined 60 % recycled material with advanced fibre technology to produce a high-performance, environmentally friendly insulation that provides instant warmth without excessive volume.