All BECK® boots use different
sole units that are selected on the basis of
performance, weight and suitability for their
Technical boots have a different pattern, thickness
and density from walking boots. Our sole units
are made by Vibram®, Rubbermac or Eurosuole.
When looking at soles pay attention not only
to the pattern design but also to the softness
of the compound.
The softer a rubber compound the better the
grip on hard terrain, however for walking down
steep slopes of wet grass or mud a hard sole
will give a better grip. Softer compound soles
will wear more quickly but a harder sole will
be heavier and so although they will last longer
you will have to cope with the extra weight.
Also pay attention to the torsional stability
and flex of the sole unit.
The decision of which sole a certain
style should feature is made depending upon
the requirements we have of the particular boot.
During development tests are carried out to
ascertain that the specification meets the end
users needs. Because of this we sometimes offer
the same boot with a different choice of sole
A style of boot with different sole combinations
can be suitable for a mountaineer who needs
to use crampons or for a high mountain walker
who is just experiencing rugged terrain.
The collection of mountain soles all have special
differentiated dual density. The upper layer
is soft, flexible and absorbing and the bottom
layer is anti slip and durable.