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In general we recommend the following guidelines for cleaning the footwear:
Cleaning: on a regular basis, brush away any surface dirt with a soft brush. After extended, rugged use, wash with mild soap and warm water. Be sure to rinse all soap off as it is hydrophilic.
Drying: open footwear fully, remove the insole and laces and dry at room temperature. Never expose to heat!
Conditioning: recommended treatment depends on construction and materials of the footwear (most treatments do alter color and appearance).
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Athletic footwear refers to footwear that is intended for use in athletic activities of various levels of physicality. Athletic footwear can be called by different names including sport shoes, running shoes, gym shoes, tennis shoes, trainers and even takkies.
If you want your shoes to care for your feet you need to make sure to care for your shoes and this starts on day one. With a shoe care kit you can prevent a lot of additional cleaning. If you haven’t taken that care or need to give your running shoes a wash we do recommend a hand wash and not a machine wash.
Trail running shoes are made to protect the foot on rugged terrain. These shoes will often have a more durable sole with an aggressive tread to defend against obstacles on the trail.
In most cases running shoes cannot be 100% waterproof, event with the very best is footwear technologies. They can be water resistant to a number of degrees but the low cut design of running shoes cannot keep out moisture completely.
Running shoes are vital to ensure your feet and ankles are protected while out running. They may not fully prevent injuries but can improve athletic performance.
Yes, you can, but for the best results it is recommend to run in running shoes and hiking shoes / boots for trekking / hiking.
Trail Running Shoes are made for people that typically run on different terrains, such as rocky roads, muddy paths, slippery slops, and so on. While hiking has the same terrain there us no set distance. You can hike for as long and as far as you want too.
That said we will break down the different features of each shoe for you.
Trail running shoes should be rugged enough to protect your feet but light enough so that you can run at a fast pace with them.
Features of Trail Running Shoes:
Hiking shoes offer more protection for your feet and are usually more durable because it has to withstand water, dirt & terrain for a long time.
Features of Hiking Shoes:
Both of these shoes are worn off-road that is why they have the same rugged and grippy exterior. The only difference is that hiking shoes have higher shafts and extra cushioning.
They are also more durable because of there weight and structure. Since they are built with tougher material they take longer to break.
We don’t recommend it; a proper fit is key. A properly fitted hiking boot should fit snugly, cup your heel, support your ankle but still give you ample room to wiggle your toes.
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