A secure grip for any terrain: boots and their functionality

As far as our feet take us... Adventurers in their leisure time or profession should not limit themselves. The endurance largely depends on the quality and suitability of the boots.

Aspects of Weather

Those who indulge less in functional footwear are surprised by the extensive selection at ASMC. Only in this way is it possible to find the suitable boots for the intended range of use. As expected, the models meet the demands of different seasons in terms of material composition. While some models merely complement the outfit stylishly or protect against moisture, others focus on warming properties or comprehensive cold protection. Summer boots for trekking or outdoor activities also ensure a healthy foot climate in high external temperatures and dispense with metal parts during lacing.

Aspects of Terrain

Apart from the characteristic suitability for weather conditions and comfort, the choice of boots depends significantly on the appropriate sole. It is very enlightening to consciously examine the profiles of the product range at ASMC. Renowned labels are aware that each terrain comes with specific requirements. The pronounced structure of a hiking boot must provide as much grip on vegetative ground as on loose rock. Grip is crucial on slippery sections during jungle expeditions. However, the profile must not immediately clog with loose soil. During ambitious city missions, the boots' base must also prove itself during mountainous sprints on asphalt or daring high jumps. Especially in work shoes, it is important that the sole is not affected by acids and allows secure steps on "explosive" ground. Smooth facts are preferable for boots when riding horses, enabling sensitive actions during gallops. Gaiters complement this selection perfectly by providing additional protection against moisture and dirt, protecting the legs from injuries from undergrowth, and improving thermal insulation, which can be particularly advantageous in extreme weather conditions.

Expert Tip: Step-by-Step to a Well-Laced Shoe

Tying shoes is perceived as a non-demanding task. However, there are some tricks that make walking easier.
With targeted lacing techniques, many problems can be avoided from the outset. A major problem for many is the heel. Often it is narrower than the heel box. Then the foot slips upwards with every step. With boots with so-called "deep draw hooks", the fit of the heel can be improved using a bottle draw lacing: Thread the laces through both deep draw hooks. Then lead the opposite laces under this deep draw hook connection. If you now tighten both laces, the foot is pressed into the heel box. Finally, lace the shoe as usual in a cross pattern.
If pressure is on the instep ("top of the foot"), it is advisable to thread the laces at the level of the pressure point instead of crossing through two eyelets on the same side. This allows the shoe to widen.

Questions: Boots

What size is the right one?

There is no general statement here, as shoe sizes are not standardized.
Since you slide forward during long downhill runs, there should be enough space to prevent bumping. About 1cm should be available from the toe to the shoe.

What else to consider when trying on?

Boots should be purchased in the evening and not in the morning. Feet swell during the day, so the size can be a bit tight then.

It's best to wear the socks you will also wear in the shoe.

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