Sandals are generally specified as summer walking shoes. However, their usage is much more wider and many users do not use a different type of shoes in the spring or autumn period than sandals. Although this type of shoe is not directly designed to move in heavy or mountain terrain, it is often used in these conditions. However, such experience requires some experience and can not be generally replaced by work or trekking shoes.
The sandals of our production are once again the basis for the high level of usable qualities such as quality, comfort, functionality, durability, etc. When developing and testing sandals, we cooperate with many travelers and tourists. Shoes are tested under various extreme conditions around the world – from sandy beaches to desert, mountain to rain forest.
Not all users will use it this way and not all models are designed for extreme conditions. Therefore, it is better to have an idea of how to use particular model, so we divided our sandals into three basic group.
How to choose sandals
Walkers choose sandals for short and long trips in different terrain. As with other types of shoes, it is important to find a well-fitting model. Some models have a closed toe for better protection from rocks and roots, while others are open like traditional sandals. When choosing them, focus especially on stability, movement control, padding and damping elements needed for long walks. The too soft midsole lacks the necessary support structures for the foot. Sufficient rigid mesh lining ensures proper balance and support of the crown of the foot. Popular “flip-flops” are a favorite summer shoes, however, they are inappropriate for health.
It’s not enough to try out shoes just standing. It is necessary to pass briefly, if it is possible to test on the inclined plane (or stairs), the fingers should not overlap the edge of the midsole. When choosing the proper model, do not consider only the look but also the shape of the midsole corresponding to your foot (width and shape) and used material.
TRIOP sandals are produced in metric (CM) sizing. The difference between particular sizes is 10 mm. Place the sheet of paper on the floor one side against the wall, stand barefoot on it and rest your heels against the wall. Lay the book or shoe box against the big toe and make a mark with a pencil. Always measure your right and left legs, preferably in the afternoon or evening when the sole has its the largest volume. Count with a margin of 5 – 10 mm. The length of your foot will be compared according to the table for the given shoe size.
Well-chosen sandals are comfortable and supporting the arch of the foot.
When selecting a suitable model, you need to realize the main purpose use of the chosen model. For common use, leather insole (e.g. Terra) is more suitable in dry conditions, for water sports and wet conditions it is better to choose a rubber insole (e.g. Aqua).