Moving shoe

a moving shoe is a special shoe, which is used mainly for moving or for progressive movement in free nature. It is characterised by Wasserdichtigkeit, skid-proof profile and robustness. Usually the shank from moving shoes to over the Knöchel runs. The designation moving shoe is not exactly defined against terms such as mountain shoe or Trekkingschuh. Also the hunt boot is often very similar to the moving shoe from the basic principle.

Depending upon area of application whether flat country moving or mountain pastes becomes, and depending upon geographical operational area different models used from the light moving shoe to the climbingiron-firm mountain shoe.

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targeted application

of moving shoes being supposed the foot protect and relieve. Straight ones with migrations are subject the feet to a very high load, are it due to the soil (unevenly, slippery etc.) or unusual weight load (backpack), why they require an additional protection around to fatigue not prematurely or it comes to injuries (usually in the Knöchelbereich). For this reason moving shoes are built deviating from other shoes, have more or less very firm sole and are usually überknöchelhoch. Since the requirements between a desert route are very different and high mountain employment however, one developed so-called employment categories into the 1970er years (of “A” for light moving shoes for the walk in the city park, up to “D” for the high mountain employment). Correspond to the employment categories the shoes are optimized. So for example the light moving shoe has a very flexible sole and a nylon shank, whereas the high mountain boot exhibits a climbingiron-firm board-hard sole connected with a thick leather shank. In addition special moving shoes come, as for example desert boots with skorpionstichfesten nylon shanks and particularly high breathing activity. or bowl shoes completely from plastic (with inner shoe) for the employment under extreme conditions.

processing and materials

of moving shoes are manufactured either in a sewn or in an adhesive design. The majority of the today available moving shoes becomes in the adhesive construction way (specializedlinguistically AGO design, of A G reat O pportunity manufactured, since 1911 those at that time first possibilities of the adhesive design so designation), primarily, because shows these cost advantages. But with it also funfktionelle aspects are connected: So for example the interior sole of an adhesive moving shoe made of plastic can be manufactured, which can be adapted exactly to the requirements (bending elasticity after shoe size and targeted application).

Sewn moving shoes become in the British a floor area after the so-called. Veldtschoen design built (framework building method for shoes, originally invented by the South African hunters) in the alpine area in the zwiegenähten design (very heavy mountain boots also trisewn).

For the external shank either leather ( smooth or Rauleder) becomes, or artificial fiber (nylon) or a Kombinaltion of both (nylon with Raulederbesätzen) uses. If leathers are used, then these are vegetable gegerbt (shoe upper leathers are mineralgegerbt normally) and particularly thick. Begun as fodder (= interior shank) entwerden artificial fiber felt (Nadelfilz Camprell) or leathers or a combination (the strongly loaded places from leather, the front shoe from artificial fiber). For the 1980 years so-called become. “Climatic diaphragms” strengthens into moving shoes built. Those are thin foils, which come as laminate with the fodder into the shoe and promise Wasserdichtigkeit, without preventing the breathing activity (sweat in the form of escaping water vapour). Their functionality with shoes is disputed.

The durability of the shank depends primarily on the number of its seams. Each seam (even if they, as usually with the better Wanderstiefeln, are implemented three-way) is a potential weak point, there can water penetrate gets broken there the shank first. As the second factor the used material plays a role. Leather, whereby the Rauleder is outward worked if it with the meat side, is most durable also removing (outrubs) from surface injuries makes possible, what is impossible with smooth leathers. Nylon shanks are less durable and become therefore in so-called. Light moving shoes blocks, which are not meant at the shank for the employment in rubble fields with much friction of the stones.

To the sole with the adhesive moving shoes a rubber belt (edge of enclosure) ring around the shoe running are blocked. This limits the breathing activity, why he should not to far the shank high-rich, offers however to the connection between shank and sole good mechanical protection and prevents there reliably the penetration of water. With sewn shoes there is no such additional protection.

As soles are used underneath the absorbing intermediate sole excluding rubber extrusion soles, because they offer the best Grip and have a long durability. World market leader is Vibram (Italy), but also different manufacturers offers comparatively good run soles. There are two kinds of soles: the flat (of each shoemaker of replaceable soles and the so-called. Form soles also high-curved edge, which can be usually replaced only with the manufacturer in the work. In the meantime the profiles and rubber mixtures are optimized also for special purposes (to ice-move, snow etc.)

it is subject

to care of moving shoes often to a special load why a care with normal shoe preservative agents is not sufficient. Comes to special value to the impregnation . Moving shoes should become regularly Nachimprägniert. For the general care very thinly laid on leather fats are suitable or fat waxes. All considerable marks lead such products in the assortment.

The care with fat n requires much experience because it easily to a over greasing come can, whereby the breathing activity sinks and the shank can lose altogether at firmness. Therefore the employment of fat waxes n is simpler and more heedlessly. Pure ones of waxes for these purposes to be also offered, are not so advisable, because they do not feed the leather (consequence: Embrittlement) and their protective film not so well on the leather surface clings (consequence: Water leakage).

Since it can come to chemical incompatibilities of different preservative agents with one another (and also to the hydrophobic treatment means brought with the Gerben into the leather) (itself mutually waiving effect), recommends it itself not to change the type of preservative agent without emergency. So the shank leather can get accustomed to an impregnation/preservative agent and strengthen this by regular application its effect.

acquaintance manufacturer

  • AKU
  • Hanwag
  • Lowa
  • Meindl
  • Scarpa
  • Raichle


  • Helge Sternke: Everything over gentleman Mr., Nicolai publishing house, Berlin, 544 S., 450 fig., Nov. or dec. 2005, ISBN 3-89479-252-3. With moving shoe part

see also

shoe model, boot, shoe


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