Gaisberg GTX offers cheeky looks and a uniquely light-footed sensation in action as it rounds off the knit collection with an entry model featuring a new multifunctional sole and modern styling.
The flexible outer sole increase the ease with which foot roll-off is achieved by enhancing functionality and inserting a perfectly moulded EVA midsole. The roll-off point of the foot has been edged forward slightly for a faster and more natural roll-off cycle. The toe gap to the ground is 3mm and the heel gap is 4mm to ensure the sole provides firm grip on the way down every hill. Additionally, flex grooves in the rubber outer sole facilitate improve mobility. The moulded TPU heel cap minimises sideways foot movement within the shoe. The colourfully mottled knit-fabric uppers give the Gaisberg GTX women’s shoe in particular a truly unique and eye-catching appearance – up in the mountains and down in the town. The knitted fabric is fortified for stability around the ankles by additional insets. A Lycra collar caresses the foot for an all-round feeling of comfort. The new knit collection entry model also offers fantastic value for money and is sure to make countless new friends.
Caring for membrane footwear
Membrane footwear is also no stranger to water!
After cleaning and drying your footwear, boots with a protective membrane must under no circumstances have oily or greasy care products rubbed into them. Such products help to make leather goods waterproof, but in membranes they cause the build-up of water between the membrane and the outer material, preventing the release of humidity. As a rule, membrane footwear doesn’t require any care after cleaning. However, although the membrane ensures the shoe or boot remains basically waterproof, the uppers should still be impregnated regularly with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) spray. Usually, such footwear has already been DWR-impregnated prior to sale. Nevertheless, this protection can wear off with intensive use. This protective effect can be regenerated by coating outer surfaces with one of the many DWR sprays on the market. It is far easier to impregnate shoes with a spray than it is to immerse an item in a DWR solution, as is often the case with clothing.
Hooks and eyelets can be protected from rust and corrosion by applying a dab of Vaseline or wax. There are special sprays to combat unpleasant smells. The insoles can wear out and should be replaced regularly, since they absorb the majority of the sweat produced and are subject to the greatest amount of wear.
Cleaning trekking boots outdoors
Jump in the stream!
On multiple-day tours it’s important to rinse off the worst of the dirt carefully at the end of the day in a stream or by using another source of water. Subsequently, laces should be fully loosened and insoles removed. Our tip: Even after a one-day tour, stepping into a stream makes cleaning at home much easier, because the dirt doesn’t get a chance to dry on.