When I see children’s shoes, my eyes just run up – such a variety of models and colors are now represented! For this topic, I picked up a model of boots for children that I liked the most.
Today, membrane shoes and snowboots are very popular. Here I want to dwell on them in more detail.
Snowboots (from English snow – snow, boots – boots) are three-layer boots. The inner layer is, as a rule, natural wool felt, designed to keep your feet warm. It can be either sewn or removable.
The top layer is made of durable breathable material – polypropylene. The third layer between inner and outer is a membrane or a warming material.
Snowboots are suitable for dirty slushy autumn weather, and for winter. The maximum temperature depends on the specific model, it can be up to -10, and maybe up to -30’C. It is worth paying attention to when buying.
In the manufacture of such footwear a membrane is necessarily used – a special microporous material that protects the feet from getting wet and blowing, but at the same time allows them to breathe, letting sweat from the inside out.
The membrane layer is located between the upper layer of leather or textiles and the lining of pure fur or in combination with synthetic materials.
The specificity of membrane shoes suggests that it is better to wear it with synthetic tights or socks, and not with pure cotton or wool. Otherwise, the sweat will be absorbed into them, and not out.
Manufacturers usually state that such footwear is suitable for autumn and winter at a temperature not lower than -10’C. If the goal is to choose shoes for a child for a more frost, then you should pay attention to the models combining the membrane and sheep wool.
Did you buy your child’s snow boots or boots with a membrane?