Shoe Soles To Look Out For When You Go Shoe-Shopping

Shoe Soles To Look Out For When You Go Shoe-Shopping

Shoe Soles To Look Out For When You Go Shoe-Shopping

Do you put soles into consideration when buying shoes?

We think you should because buying beautiful shoes with the wrong sole could damage your shoes or hurt your feet.

Here is a list of soles you should look out for when shopping for shoes.

Rubber soles

These are quite popular and very rugged. They are mostly the handmade sole, and what most people tag as foreign sole. They can withstand daily wear and tear.

These soles are made of organic or recycled rubber which gives it flexibility. They are also waterproof and long-lasting; reason they are recommended for daily wear.

They can be designed to suit different shoe styles – from formal shoes to hiking boots etc.

Christy soles

Christy soles are reliable lightweight soles that provide great traction and stability. They scream class and iconic mid-century.

They are mostly seen on boots, brogues, etc.

The soles are made of blown rubber. They’re aesthetically pleasing and therefore an ideal addition to your wardrobe.

Lugged soles

Lugged soles are thick rubber soles which have deep indentations in a pattern designed to provide good footing with slip-resistance properties. They are mostly used on sport and work shoes.

They are the kind of chunky soles you’d find on your hiking or utility boots.

They’re also known as commando soles and ideal for rough or slippery terrain, or places where your feet require extra protection such as work areas.

They require regular cleaning because they tend to accumulate dirt between the lugs.

Camp Sole

These soles are usually found on moccasins and loafers. They are lightweight and waterproof.

Cork soles

They are soft materials harvested from cork trees that is compacted to create cork soles.

They are waterproof and ideal for rainy season. They also have great resistance, foot support and ideal for hours of standing and sitting.

The footbed of Birkenstock is a very good example of cork sole. A number of the designs can be found in our store too.

Now that you are well-acquainted with these soles, do look out for them next time you go shoe-shopping.

Hope you are still staying safe?

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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