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Socks- Yes or No?

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To wear or not to not wear? Ahh yes, the ever important question that always arises. The rule and/or answer to that question varies according to many people’s opinions along with seasonal changes and culture. Many have an opinion that you should never wear socks with sneakers, moccasins, sandals or even dress shoes. Of course, when the temperatures drop those strong opinions start to fade away, so for many, the preference to wear or not wear socks simply comes down to temperatures and seasons.  For others, it is more about hygiene and not wearing socks is unimaginable since socks are the only thing protecting your shoes from the sweat and microscopic monsters that tend to give your shoes and feet...

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What are Crepe Soles?

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Crepe is a natural material that’s predominantly made from latex tapped from trees rubber trees. This raw latex is then coagulated and rolled into solid sheets of varying thickness and then cut into soles.  Crepe soles are increasingly being used by many larger footwear companies due to the many benefits as compared to traditional rubber mass-produced soles. Crepe is renowned for comfort due to increased protection at the midfoot - as it supports the natural flexing foot movement - whilst the thousands of air bubbles contained within the materials act as a form of shock absorption protecting ligaments and tendons.  If you take a closer look at the photo up top, you will see how porous the crepe sole is, which helps it to absorb gravel and grit so...

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Sheepskin Benefits

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Besides the coziness and comfort, sheepskin has many benefits and similar to other wools, is actually great for any season. Because of the high level of breathability, It keeps your feet cool during the warmer months and warm in cooler months.  Sheepskin is always comfortable due to the plush wool fibers and texture and it also provides a cushion of air that acts as a temperature insulator and regulator. Some other benefits: Sheepskin is able to absorb moisture very fast and can release it back into the air seven times faster than synthetic materials. Sheepskin that is snug against the body activates blood circulation and supports the relaxation of your toes and feet. Sheepskin is also very gentle on human skin because it contains lanolin, (also known as Wool Wax) that...

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Why Deerskin Leather?

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Historically, Deerskin Leather was originally used by Native Americans and the American frontier culture for clothing and yes- footwear.  The physical structure of deerskin leather is different from other types of leathers. Technically speaking, its elongated interwoven fibers give it an extremely high shear strength and abrasion resistance. The spaces between the fibers make the leather soft and comfortable over a wider range of temperatures than others. In other words, this means that it is cooler in the warm weather and warmer in the cold weather. Being a lightweight and thin leather also ensures that deerskin has stretch and offers excellent dexterity. Another popular benefit of deerskin leather is that even when it gets wet and dries, the soft texture...

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