Not only the shoes are important when you go hiking, the hiking socks are also important. Due to the different properties that the socks have, they contribute to your walking comfort. One sock is very supportive and fits tightly around the foot, the other sock is mainly warm and insulating.
The socks are suitable for various activities, from skiing to hiking to mountain biking. Every brand has its own specializations. For example, CarePlus socks are insect repellent and Odlo socks are mainly suitable for running.
Despite all the different features, the socks have one thing in common, they are made to increase your comfort. For example, several socks have no seams to prevent chafing.
Gaiters, like shoes, come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. But you can read below what you can best use and when.
A Gaiter (or a Gamasch) is a rubber protective cover for your shoes and lower legs. Some Gaiters go completely around the shoe and protect the lower leg up to the back of the knee. Other Gaiters only protect the top of the shoe and only reach the ankles.
The best type of Gaiter to purchase depends on the activity you want to do with it.
For cycling it is not necessary to have full protection up to the back of your knees, which is why a gaiter such as the Vaude Bike Gaiter is very suitable for this type of activity.
A biker gaiter often has the following features:
If you really go for a walk, it is wise to buy gaiters with a higher shaft, for example up to the back of your knees. Take the Trekmates Gaiter Rannoch Dry for example, this gaiter comes to the top of the calf and is water and windproof. The gaiter is made of special Dry materials, so that the gaiter is completely water and windproof. The gaiter ensures that no water or wind enters through the shaft of the shoe.
A suitable gaiter for walking often includes the following features:
The sole of a shoe is very important for walking comfort, which is why we offer a variety of replacement and insoles.
If you have been using your shoes for some time, it is possible that the soles in the shoes are worn out. That's why we offer all kinds of insoles, for all kinds of shoes.
Padded soles are suitable for shoes that are just a little too spacious. By means of a filling sole you can make your shoes fit again. The insoles are available in different sizes.
Insoles are often soles that increase walking comfort, such as woolen Pedag Lammy soles. These types of soles keep your feet extra warm during cold activities.
Other insoles are specially made for people with a high instep or a low instep. In such a case, the soles provide support where you need it, and prevent pressure points.
Do you like to walk? These hiking accessories make your hiking trips even more fun! With these pedometers you know exactly how many steps you have taken. In addition, you can often also read other things. For example, the calorie consumption or the distance you have covered!
Did you know that you are practically invisible in the dark as a walker in traffic? With the right walking lighting, you can also go for a good walk in the dark without any worries. In this blog we tell you more about being visible during your favorite outdoor activity.
Reflective parts are used on many jackets, shoes and sportswear. The reflective areas light up when light hits them. If your clothing does not have this, reflective vests are also available that you put on over your clothing. Like the GATO X vest reflective .
The products that really give light naturally guarantee the highest level of safety. The reason for this is that you are not dependent on the light of others. We have various products with luminous elements. Like the Gato Sports LED USB sports vest .
Properly maintaining a shoe starts with cleaning the shoe and sole. It is best to clean the shoe after every walk, this prevents stains in the leather of the shoe.
To keep a leather shoe beautiful, we recommend that you polish your shoe. Shoe polish is very suitable to maintain the color. Shoe polish is available in different colours, so we recommend that you pay close attention to the color of the shoe polish when purchasing it.
In addition, it is very wise to lubricate the shoe with special shoe wax, this wax is also available in sprayable variants such as the Collonil Active Biwax . The wax ensures that the shoe has an extra water-repellent layer.
We recommend that you use a cloth or brush such as the Frans Muller Rubbing Brush to apply the agents. These prevent the uneven application of the shoe polish or wax.
The Aigle Swipol Maintenance Product is easy to use for proper maintenance of your boots.
We sell hiking accessories from different brands: