The lining is the part of the
boot which makes contact with the foot so it
has an important role to play in the boots comfort.
Whether it is leather, fabric or a synthetic
waterproofing layer the lining must keep dry
and ensure a comfortable fit, holding the foot
so that it does not move causing blistering.
Leather ensures a very long lifetime and is
soft to wear. Synthetic materials improve the
water resistance of the upper material but are
not always as miraculous as promised!
On the more technical styles you will find integrated
belows designed to keep debris out of the boot
. The bellows are lined with a special PU coated
fabric to provide protection against water penetration
in an area at greatest risk when there is no
lining material. On Sympatex® lined boots
the lining also covers the bellows and ensures
the water repellency.
is a lightweight, ultra-thin, non-porous
polyester membrane that is totally waterproof,
totally windproof, and highly breathable.
It is invisibly sewn between the lining
and the outer material of footwear. To
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is a waterproof membrane laminated between
the lining and the upper of this footwear.
WS is breathable and has high insulation
These propreties of total comfort are maintained
even at low temperatures to ensure to keep
your feet warm and dry.
natural Calf leather is a traditional way
of lining mountain boots. Leather ensures
a very long life span and is soft to wear,
leather has also the advantage of allowing
natural transpiration and offers a thermic
capacity combined with a reasonable resistance
against water penetration. In the front
part of the boots normally split leather
is used to offer improved breathability.
Cambrelle is a
woven, abrasion resistant and water-resistant
lining made of a breathable synthetic fibre
with a particular structure that has a high
capacity to wick moisture away from the
foot, maintaining the feet dry. Its particular
structure ensures a long life-span and resists
mildew and is rot proof.
Cambrelle® is a registered Trademark
Is an Hydrophilic
fibre that keep the foot dry and this fabric
has a high capacity to expel transpiration.
The inner part maintains the foot dry, cool
and comfortable. The Hydrophilic fabric
absorbs and eliminates rapidly the transpiration
of the foot.
Thinsulate™ Insulation for footwear
was developed specifically to solve the
rather thorny problems of insulating boots
and shoes. These problems being, specifically,
limited space, the need for lightness,
and the tendency for most insulations
to be rendered ineffective by Compression.
Thinsulate™ insulation may very well be
the ideal insulating material for footwear.
It's thin to eliminate bulkiness.
It's effective to maximize warmth.
It's light to minimize weight. And,
perhaps most important, it's compression-resistant
to take a pounding. Thinsulate™ is a registered
Trademark of 3M.
This felt compound made up of 3 layers can
retain most of the heat transmitted by the
feet due to the special proprieties of its
The polypropylene fibre does not absorb
moisture from outside the boot and dries
quickly. The propriety of the Aluminium
layer are in its ability to form a barrier
and reflect heat back to the foot creating
a thermal break. The wool has a shock absorbing
Using bauxite, a natural hydrate of aluminium
as an inter layer makes it possible to obtain
a high degree of insulation and thermal
protection for comfort at low temperatures.