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The ABC of winter shoe soles and how to choose warm and stylish shoes?

The ABC of winter shoe soles and how to choose warm and stylish shoes?

The best way to beat the cold is to ensure you have the proper footwear beforehand. We also draw your attention to some essential aspects that will help you make the right choice of winter footwear from the Dolita collections:

  • the sole;
  • the external and internal materials of footwear;
  • the constructions and design.

When choosing footwear online, pay attention to the size you choose. Models with fur inside are often made smaller. In addition, some were tailored exclusively for DOLITA for our winter weather! 

And we also want to remind you of an important rule! Do not dry wet shoes on or near radiators. Instead, dry at room temperature and use natural wood clogs to absorb moisture and keep the shoe's shape.

THE SOLE

The material of the sole is essential for winter footwear. Winter shoe soles: partly jagged, St. Moritz, Vibram, rubber foam, and crepe rubber soles.

Lightweight, partly jagged rubber soles

One of the most critical aspects when choosing footwear for cold weather is the sole. Often, the sole of the shoe is the highlight. Its lightness gives freedom of movement. In addition, rubber foam soles are lightweight and provide shock absorption and thermoregulation.

This type of footwear is probably the most suitable for winter, not only because of its physical properties but also because of the sole's excellent grip. The heavy, massive sole has evolved and transformed with time and innovative technology. Therefore, traction and resistance to abrasion, frost, and moisture are the most critical features of treaded shoes! Protect your feet! Comfort and design have become vital challenges for footwear designers to change the original look of stout militaristic footwear without changing the essential functions and features!

Fully fur-lined with partly jagged lightweight rubber sole.

Item Code - 49661

Partly fur-lined with lightweight jagged rubber sole.

Item Code - 216302

Fully fur-lined with partly jagged lightweight rubber sole.

Item Code - 77170

Fully fur-lined with partly jagged lightweight rubber sole. 

Item Code - 49611

Fully fur-lined shoes + lightweight rubber sole.

Item Code - 7716

Partly fur-lined boots.

Item Code - 81311

Vibram soles! Special for the winter season!

Initially, this type of sole was used only for mountaineering shoes. Later, this type of sole was used for mountaineering footwear and to design and manufacture winter and water sports, fishing, running, and casual footwear. And for some time now, it has been rapidly being used by designers in footwear design, not only because of the technological properties of these soles but also because it is possible to create uniquely designed soles using molded sole technology. This sole is a guarantee of durability and quality.

Fully fur-lined sneakers with Vibram sole.

Item Code - 22260

Benefits of Vibram soles:

      • 100% resistance to friction and impact;
      • resistance to cold and temperature changes (rain, snow, ice, etc.);
      • comfort;
      • lightness;
      • traction (anti-slip);

Fully fur-lined sneakers with Vibram sole.

Item Code - 154916

Fully fur-lined sneakers with Vibram sole.

Item Code - 25622

Footwear with light rubber soles

EVA or EXTRA LIGHT - a flexible, soft sole made with a unique technology that reduces rebound, cushioning, and stress on the feet

Cemented construction fully fur-lined sneakers.

Item Code - 198095

This type of sole:

        • ensures moisture resistance;
        • provides stability;
        • ensures maximum comfort;
        • guarantees warmth;
        • guarantees resistance to friction;
        • and extremely stylish.

Soft leather fully fur-lined ankle-high boots.

Item Code - 229243

Fully fur-lined sneakers? Yes!

Item Code - 26056

Fully fur-lined + lightweight rubber sole.

Item Code - 800107

Lightweight fully fur-lined sneakers.

Item Code - 25074

Fur lined with wool-lined inner sole.

Item Code - 21429

Lightweight fully fur-lined leather sneakers.

Item Code - 154610

Crepe rubber soles

South American Indians dried the sap of the rubber tree and used it in a very familiar way: they made huge balls and played with them for fun. It was the original use of rubber.

The Brazilian rubber tree (Hevea) is native to South America, the Amazon region, and South-East Asia. The bark of the Brazilian rubber tree secretes a white liquid called latex. It is processed to produce natural rubber.

Fully fur-lined knee-high boots with crepe rubber sole.

Item Code - 529101

Crepe rubber footwear has unique physical properties such as friction resistance, hydrophobicity, or thermoregulation. Also highly stylish and resistant to changing trends and times. Comfort and quality. Footwear with a crepe rubber sole offers comfort by distributing the weight evenly over the exposed surface area, so it doesn't strain your foot and reduces the feeling of fatigue. The rubber soles are made of vulcanized rubber and plasticizers, making them resistant to temperature variations and abrasion.

Fully fur-lined knee-high boots with crepe rubber sole.

Item Code - 529002

EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL MATERIALS OF FOOTWEAR

Choose footwear made of sustainable but not strictly thick leather. Most of them have been soaked in oil, giving them an additional impregnation layer. Don't be afraid of technical nylon and textiles, either. Their technical properties are often compared to leather!

Technical textile ankle-high boots. Padded technical textile with synthetic feather and ultralight rubber platform, super comfortable and very warm, perfect on the coldest winter days.

Item Code - 3422

Technical nylon ankle-high boots with fur-lined inner sole.

Item Code - 49078

Technical textile ankle-high boots. Padded technical textile with synthetic feather and ultralight rubber platform, super comfortable and very warm, perfect on the coldest winter days.

Item Code - 3423

Stylish warm nylon shoes.

Item Code - 7685

Technical textile ankle-high boots. Padded technical textile with synthetic feather and ultralight rubber platform, super comfortable and very warm, perfect on the coldest winter days.

Item Code - 3420

Technical nylon ankle-high boots with fur-lined inner sole.

Item Code - 49007

Technical textile ankle-high boots. Padded technical textile with synthetic feather and ultralight rubber platform, super comfortable and very warm, perfect on the coldest winter days. 

Item Code - 34242

Fully faux fur-lined leather and technical nylon.

Item Code - 166225

FOOTWEAR WITH WOOL OR FUR

Sheepskin has excellent cold resistance as low as –30 °C! It is one of the best heat-retaining materials. It warms at shallow temperatures and prevents overheating at high temperatures. Sheepskin is excellent at absorbing and evaporating moisture. Most sheepskins are coated with lanolin, which protects against bacteria and soothes our skin.

Fully fur-lined soft suede ankle-high boots.

Item Code - 22923

We don't think it's necessary to harp on and on about how fur-lined footwear is ideal for our winter weather. Fur has always been used to protect against the cold. It is the oldest means of protection used even in the harshest parts of the world.

Wrinkled effect fully fur-lined ankle-high boots.

Item Code - 22922

Lightweight fully fur-lined shoes with rubber details.

Item Code - 87314

High-top fully fur-lined sneakers.

Item Code - 26074

SEWING TECHNOLOGIES

This is particularly important in times of high humidity or direct precipitation. Italians use tried-and-tested shoe-making techniques combined with innovative ideas and design solutions. Here it is vital to pay attention to the seams. Even the warmest and thickest layer of fur may not keep your feet warm if the sole is not sewn with monofilament nylon stitching. Only a well-made shoe with strong seams will guarantee resistance to the cold. And with fur or insulation inside, it's the perfect option for our winter weather.

Technical textile ankle-high boots. Padded technical fabric and ultralight rubber platform, super comfortable and very warm, perfect on the coldest winter days. 

Item Code - 22937

Faux fur-lined knee-high boots. A mix of eco-leather and leather.

Item Code - 25009 

Lightweight leather ankle-high boots. Fully faux fur-lined.

Item Code - 41129

DESIGN

Ultra-warm footwear with fur inside that is also stylish?! It is an oxymoron often applied to winter footwear for men and women. Designer footwear, modern materials, and production technologies make warm footwear high-quality, lightweight, durable, and highly fashionable.  

Unique design. Faux fur-lined. Leather inner sole.

Item Code - 221851

Stylish color, fully fur-lined sneakers.

Item Code - 44516

Lightweight, stylish, fully fur-lined sneakers.

Item Code - 146401

Cold weather footwear with St. Moritz sole:

        • prevents slipping due to its excellent adhesion to the surface;
        • guarantees comfort and thermal properties;
        • guarantees durability.

Fully fur-lined waxed suede ankle-high boots. St. Moritz rubber midsole: resistant to corrosion by oils and hydrocarbons. Water-resistant and shock absorption in the heel area. The timeless style of St. Moritz soles integrates perfectly with luxury footwear's classic, sophisticated design.

Item Code - 33922

Welcome winter in style and warmth with DOLITA footwear!

Unique design and quality are part and parcel of Italian shoemaking. All you need to feel warm and stylish is our range of winter footwear!

Cold weather footwear for women and men.

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