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(Get to know our language (Leather industry

Get to know our language (Leather industry)

Browse some of our most frequently used terms to describe characteristics and processes. Leather industry

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(Aniline:(Leather industry

Dyes and finishes that contain no pigment. When used on leather they provide a rich, clear stain that allows the natural character of the article to be seen.

(Aniline Finish:(Leather industry

Leather finished with a clear top in order to show the natural grain of the leather.

(Buffed:(Leather industry

Leather that has been sueded; it can also be referred to as snuffed, nubuck or grain-sueded leather.

(Cementable:(Leather industry

Refers to leather(s) that can be glued as a means of final attachment during the construction of leather goods.

(Combination Tanned:(Leather industry

Leathers that are tanned using both chrome and blends of vegetable extracts along with emulsified or unrefined oils and waxes.

(Corrected Grain:(Leather industry

 Leather that has been sanded to make its surface more uniform.

(Crock: (Leather industry

Color that rubs off finished leather.

(Crust:(Leather industry

Leather that has been tanned but not finished. Crust leathers are often colored/dyed, but no finishing oils or treatments have been added.

Draw:

Shrunken, shriveled or wrinkled grain surface of leather.

Emboss: 

To give a flat piece of leather a pattern or texture that stands out in relief through pressing with tremendous pressure.

Fat Liquored: 

Leather that has been nourished and conditioned with emulsified oils.

Finish:

 Surface applications on the leather to color, protect, or mask imperfections.

Full Grain:

Leather that has its surface left completely intact, showing all natural characteristics of the hide.

Hand Glazed:

Leather that has been polished with a glass rod.

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Hot Stuffed: 

Leather that has been nourished and conditioned with unrefined oils and greases. This is achieved without the use of water and emulsifiers and gives a much richer feel. Hot stuffed leathers typically exhibit pull-up and good water resistance.

Mill-Dyed: 

Leather that has had dyes introduced during retannage. Also referred to as drum-dyed.

Pasted: 

Leather that has been dried by fixing it to large glass or ceramic plates. Pasted leathers have very little stretch and smooth grain character.

Pull-up: 

The temporary lightening of certain leathers when folded. This is caused by displacing oil and waxes.

Retan: 

To impregnate and condition preserved hides with tanning liquors and extracts.

Shell:

A dense fiber structure found only in the hindquarters of equine animals.

Toggled: 

Leather that has been air-dried after being stretched on a metal screen and clamped into place.

Vegetable Tanned:

A tanning method that employs vegetable liquors derived from tree barks. This method of tanning is very traditional and takes longer to achieve than chrome tanning.

Weight:

Also referred to as thickness or substance. Leather is generally sold in ounces or millimeters, and in increments of 1/2 oz or 0.2 mm, respectively.  For example, 5 – 5 1/2 oz (or 2.0 – 2.2 mm) is a typical footwear weight produced.

Wet Stuffed:

Similar to fat liquored, wet stuffed leathers are nourished and conditioned with heavier emulsified oils and waxes.

COVID-19 Should Not Prevent the Leather and Fashion Sectors from Moving Forward

COVID-19 Should Not Prevent the Leather and Fashion Sectors from Moving Forward

COVID-19 Should Not Prevent the Leather and Fashion Sectors from Moving Forward

Since April, we have organised 14 hours of webinars, inviting experts on production, sustainability, business, retailing, sourcing and trends to share their expertise and experience with the leather and fashion industries. A total of more than 6,000 participants attended.

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The Italian Tanners’ Association (UNIC) and the Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA) were both invited to share their expert opinions on how their members were dealing with the challenges posed by COVID-19. In fact, UNIC used the webinar to announce the reopening of their tanneries in May.

Leather Naturally continued its mission to promote leather through our webinar in June by drawing consumers’ attention to the sustainability, durability and beauty of the materials we love.

The National Wildlife Federation of USA and Woolmark are among the speaker lineup who were invited for the first time to speak in our webinar series.

Many of the APLF onsite events have also been moved online. The APLF’s Product Trends for Spring/Summer 2021, and the Colour and Material Trends for Fall/Winter 2021/22 have been announced as online events for a worldwide audience.

The Fall-Winter 2021/22 trends, titled “Another earth…a new era” is a colour and material trends presentation returning to the earth, which helps us think about tomorrow in a positive way – a response to sentiment that emerged as a result of COVID-19.

We also announced the winner of our Design-a-Bag Online Competition, which should have taken place at Fashion Access. Mary Chan from Central Saint Martins was awarded the prize as the overall winner with her SecondSkin, a bag inspired by the female body. She is going to attend a 4-week bag design course at the prestigious Arsutoria School in Milan.

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APLF also organised InTouch events – the innovative online business matching format to keep the buying momentum going. InTouch allows exhibitors to launch their product live and virtually to buyers around the world. Through the APLF.com online marketplace, buyers can make enquiries and online appointments to continue their negotiations afterwards.

Since our first InTouch in April, 8 events have been completed, with 40 exhibitors, including the members of UNIC, International Trade Centre (ITC) and awardees of the Materials+ Sustainability Programme.

Many footwear and leather goods brands attended our InTouch. Ms Kate Wang, Sourcing Manager ASPA of Birkenstock who attended and connected with exhibitors through our one-to-one meetings, said, “(The InTouch is) absolutely helpful to my business, especially the sustainable materials session. With the help of the APLF team, I have contacted the suppliers and forward the information to our German team. I appreciated all their online events, especially I can spend an hour at the end of the day to understand the latest industry updates.”

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Keeping the momentum

Before the next fairs in Hong Kong, APLF will keep the industry momentum forward by organising even more webinars and online events.

On 3rd September 2020, we will have a webinar on Ways to Tell Consumers How Sustainable Your Leather and Textile Could Be, with Dr. Dietrich Tegtmeyer from Laxness and Linda Wegelin and Mirjam Bänninger from Testex as our speakers.

APLF will also invite buyers around the world to join our personalised business matching service. Through the service, we are able to help buyers with a specific sourcing needs to find the right partners – which has always been the mission of APLF.

These initiatives are the first steps forward within a much larger, future-facing plan for the industry. The organiser is now working on some exciting projects and partnerships which will benefit our exhibitors and buyers.

Successful solutions in the production, sale and marketing of leather products

 

At the request of most of the dear friends of students and students, the Dalir Leather Industries is going to provide you with experiences in training, producing and selling leather products.

 

Webinar topics:

Successful solutions in the production, sale and marketing of leather products

 

In this webinar you will learn that:
  • Self-knowledge before producing leather products
  • Proper and principled training before production
  • Weaknesses and strengths in the production of leather products
  • What to produce? How to produce?
  • Marketing and Business
  • Customer orientation, commitment in production, sales and marketing
  • Appropriate use of social networks for advertising
  • Factors of sales decline and losses
  • Success and growth factors
  • Successful business in times of crisis

 

Contacts of this webinar:

All interested in producing and selling leather products

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: How can I ask my questions in the field of production and sale of leather products after watching the video?

Answer: You can have questions and answers. I suggest you ask your important questions in the WhatsApp application (bottom right corner of the website) with us, so that we can answer you.

 

Question: I am interested in embroidering leather and its production, but I have no experience in this field. Is this video right for me?

Answer: Definitely

Poor quality foam success natural leather

Poor quality foam success natural leather

Inadequate synthetic leather (foam) is a factor in the success of natural leather

natural leather : The production and distribution of low-quality leather products has increased in recent years, especially during the recession. So, we had a detailed interview with Mr. Seyedi, a veteran distributor of leather bags and shoes. Mr. Seyedi believes that in the future, buyers will be more inclined towards natural leather products,  market and have had a negative effect on high-quality synthetic bags and shoes. The details of this interview are given below.

Inadequate synthetic leather (foam) is a factor in the success of natural leather

Since when do you operate in the leather bag and shoes market?

I was born in 1985. I’m talking about the early 70’s. I have been working in Sepahsalar Garden since I was a teenager. At first, I was a worker. I went to school in the mornings and worked in the workers’ garden until late in the afternoon. Little by little, I entered the production space. At first it was simple pre-work and activities, but then I started working in the parts department. After that, I went into banking.

How do you see the market situation of natural leather, bags and shoes these days?

The market situation is not satisfactory, and we must act smartly and cautiously. It should be sold in proportion to the background and financial ability of customers. Unfortunately, many customers in this current market are not able to repay the high volume of goods.

Of course, the current market conditions are the result of the economic recession of recent years, which has caused customers to buy raw materials and fears due to the unpredictability of the market. Unfortunately, with the increase in the price of raw materials and production and sales costs last year, we had a 10 to 13 percent increase in the price of leather products. This is while the purchasing power of customers has decreased compared to last year.

Is synthetic leather more popular in the market now or natural leather?

With the current situation, customers tend to buy cheap goods of grade 2, 3 and synthetic leather. Unfortunately, the market is full of poor-quality goods. When you touch this leather, you realize that it is skin and sheets, not leather! It is strange that sellers sell these products under the name of leather, and unfortunately, due to the lack of consumer awareness, they also sell well.

Natural leather also has different types and grades. Some of the remaining factories of the Dalir leather industry use high quality materials suitable to produce leather, so the leather is obtained with excellent quality. But some factories produce low quality leather using substandard raw materials.

Low quality products are on the market these days. This type of leather stains and dandruffs. Interestingly, despite the lower price of this leather than first-class leather, the products produced are sold at a price close to high quality products, which of course is due to the low consumer awareness in distinguishing quality products. Some of these products are not even natural leather.

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How long will the sale of synthetic leather continue and what will happen to natural leather?

Due to the increase in the price of foreign currency and the import of foam (synthetic leather), the price of foam has gone up a lot and it is no longer worth making bags and shoes with foam (synthetic leather). As long as there is no price balance in the market and there is no stability, the customer tends to buy a cheaper product. This situation is not specific to the current situation, and of course, over time, customers will find the value of leather by consuming cheap and low-quality products. Certainly, in the coming years, customers will be more inclined to buy high quality leather products.

In addition, sewing delicacy is one of the important issues that should be considered in the evaluation of leather products. It is so important to pay attention to the finesse of the sewing and the order of the stitched and sewn places, that if there is an inconsistency between the stitches and the location of the knots, the product will look bad and will lose its value.

So, the more precise and regular the leather stitching of a leather work, the more valuable that leather product is. Which is usually found in products made of natural leather, sewing elegance and order and longevity. Combining natural leather products with other arts under certain conditions can be an initiative and increase the value of the work.

In combining leather products, it should be noted that the arts and crafts that are combined with leather products are as durable as leather and are compatible with leather products in terms of material and quality. Sometimes this combination causes the life of using a leather product. Decrease or increase. This also affects the price of leather goods, all of which are intended to increase or decrease the value of leather products.

What is the color of 2021-1400 AH?

What is the color of 2021-1400 AH?

What is the color of 2021 (1400 AH)? How to choose and the color characteristics of the year?

The two colors gray (Ultimate Gray) and yellow (Illuminating) were selected as the color of 2021 by Pantone Company. The introduction of the color of the year in fashion, clothing design, home furniture, accessories, packaging and industrial design is very important. Tusi gives a message of strength and hope.

As 2020 draws to a close, the Pantone Color Institute has chosen and introduced 2021.

The process of choosing the color of the year

The annual goal and task of the Pantone Color Institute is to predict the color that best reflects next year. In other words, although Pantone is known for predicting and determining color, color selection is not based on data. Rather, according to “What are we looking for? What do we need? And what are the psychological characteristics of that color that can give us what we are looking for?” And is done through the state of the world in various fields; The corona outbreak is already affecting the world.

Color of 2021

Due to the complex conditions of the world, two colors were selected as the color of 2021, Ultimate Gray and Neutral Gray and Illuminating

Color code for 2021

Ultimate Gray with Pantone code 17-5104 and Illuminating yellow with Pantone code 136647 are the colors of 2021.

 

The reason for choosing the color of 2021

2020 was a turbulent year for the whole world, so it is not surprising that the Pantone Color Institute has chosen two colors as the color of the year, this choice does not indicate uncertainty but can be a metaphor: the light at the end of the tunnel!

“No color can understand the meaning of the moment,” said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute. We all realized that we could not do it alone. We all have a deeper understanding of how we need each other and our emotional support and hope. “It’s a combination of flexibility, optimism and hope and the positivity we need.”

Explaining this choice, it also says: A color link conveys a message of strength and hope that is both enduring and inspiring. “Practical and stony but at the same time warm and optimistic, the union of power and positivity; it is a colorful story that captures deeper thoughtful feelings with brilliant and friendly promises,” the Pantone website said in a statement.

Color experts say: In 2021 we must feel that everything is becoming brighter, this is essential for the human soul. This is the first time in 22 years that two independent colors have been selected as the Pantone Institute of the Year; For the first time, a color from the gray spectrum is in this selection, and the yellow spectrum for the second time: the first time in 2009 and after the great economic crisis of 2008 affected many countries.

Given that gray is said to be associated with negative moods such as sadness, fear and despair, choosing gray may seem a bit complicated, but Pantone said it was a medium shade, not a heavy shade, because of the quality of the resistance. And its reliability is selected.

However, given the recent year and the Covid 19 epidemic and economic anxiety, color choices with negative or bitter characteristics are not unfounded.

Yellow color characteristics

Yellow is one of the warm colors and one of the main colors, in terms of spectrum, yellow is between orange and green. In most cultures, this color represents knowledge and knowledge and a sign of youthful passion, sunshine, joy and warmth. Yellow is known in various spectrums, including dark yellow, light yellow, and lemon yellow, each of which has a special and different symbol.

Gray color characteristics

Gray refers to any range of colors between black and white; silver, gray, light and dark gray, smoky, lead, and dark lead are different shades of gray. Gray symbolizes trust and confidence, neutrality, wisdom and intelligence, calmness, compromise, calmness, thrift, independence and formality, and sometimes depression.

Who is Pantone?

Pantone or Pantone is the name of a company that is a world-renowned source of color. For more than 40 years, Pantone has been inspiring design professionals to identify colors and create with its products, services and technology. One of the important tasks of this company is to create a new system for the correct matching of colors to solve the problems related to the exact color and the difference of opinion about it. Pantone is world-renowned as the unofficial determinant of the color of the year.

Where is Pantone?

Pantone is headquartered in Carlstat, New Jersey and has two other offices in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. the color of 2021

Pantone Company History

The company began in 1950 as the printing and advertising company m & j Levine; Six years later, the owners of the company, the Levine brothers, hired Lawrence Herbert, a chemistry graduate, as a part-time employee. Sees and interprets it differently, giving rise to the Pantone adaptation system; in 1962, Herbert made the printing and printing sector profitable, while the commercial sector struggled with a $ 50,000 debt.

In 1963, Herbert bought the company’s technology assets from the Levine brothers for $ 93,000 and renamed the company Pantone. In 2007, Xwright, a supplier of color measuring tools and software, bought Pantone for $ 180 million.

In the leather industry, creativity comes first

In the leather industry, creativity comes first

In the leather industry, creativity comes first

There may be a small number of people who do not carry their wallets with them when they leave home. Of course, I think most of them forget that they do not feel the need for it. These bags, which were once marketed only for a limited time to store banknotes, have now taken on a different color with the development of the leather industry and the use of a combination of machine and human; Bags made of different leather models and designs, which are beautiful both in design and sewing, and using localized patterns, now stand out a head and neck higher than other foreign brands in the pockets of people and their buyers.

Dalir Leather Industries with more than half a century of experience is trying to become more skilled in creativity. Not only will this create a high level of motivation and commitment in the staff, but they will also be ready to receive new training and have a high degree of flexibility, which will have a significant impact on the implementation of our cellular work system.

Mr. Kasra Hassanzadeh Dalir, a young and educated director of Dalir Leather Industries, after graduating, started working in his father’s production. Having a university degree in industrial engineering, he says he is interested in the industrialization of the products of the Dalir Leather Industries workshop. But Mr. Hassanzadeh Dalir, at the same time believes that the combination of traditional work and the use of new industrial tools will enable them to offer more quality and diverse products, more power to choose customers. “R & D” unit (research and development), establishment of quality management systems, resource planning (ERP) and management information system (MIS) are among the measures taken in the workshop of Dalir Leather Industries to improve product quality and customer satisfaction.

Explaining the working method in the workshop, the Commercial and Sales Manager of “Dalir Leather Industries” said: “We realized that this industry suffers from a shortage of masters and we will be in trouble in this regard.” In fact, we turned this threat into an opportunity, and after recruiting young people, we trained them according to our needs and level of work.

After 5 months of training, each staff member becomes a skilled master. This will not only create a high level of motivation and commitment in the staff, but they will also be ready to receive new training and have a high degree of flexibility, which will have a great impact on the implementation of our work system. In fact, our work system is to minimize the distance of managers from the production line.

He emphasizes that the father, who relies on the strength and expertise of his young son and the sparkle in his eyes shows the worthiness and efficiency of his son, is encouraged by the knowledge, experience and skills he gives to the new generation with an open chest. He announced the plans of the day with new colors and formulas and the expansion of a factory with an area of ​​1300 square meters, in addition to the previous production hall and increasing the number of staff by the end of the year.

Dalir Leather Industries, with the use of new devices and designs, are now a head and neck above other foreign brands in the eyes of the people and buyers. Mr. Kasra Hassanzadeh Dalir, after completing his university studies in the field of industrial engineering, has been engaged in the production of various types of leather since 1392. He inherited the God-given talent of designing and producing all kinds of leather from his father. It is also interesting to know that from the first day he entered the leather industry until today, he has made all the works he has offered to the market based on his own taste, creativity and skill, and even proudly announces that 4% of leather products The brands that he launches in the market are the designs that he gave his idea.

He says: “Some time ago, I went to the standard organization to find out about the standards for making different types of leather in Iran, but unfortunately no standard has been registered in this regard, and they asked us to help them with the help of a professor, based on our knowledge of international standards.” Yousefzadeh, let’s define these standards.

Mr. Kasra Hassanzadeh Dalir, while implicitly criticizing the lack of proper support for activists in this field, believes that even the world’s largest brands have nothing to say about Iran’s work and the reason why we have not been able to introduce ourselves to global markets is the lack of proper support.

During its activity, Dalir Leather Industries, with more than half a century of experience, has been able to market leathers and designs in line with the national and indigenous culture of our country, using the tools of the day, with the permission of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade. Slowly

Mr. Hassanzadeh Dalir owes most of the success in his productions to his 57-year-old father’s expertise and efforts and says: And pay more attention to the issue of specialized training of employees.

Attitudes are also different when it comes to manpower. The forces working in the production of Dalir Leather Industries with an average age of 27 years are all young and powerful forces that are of great value to us and we try to create personal satisfaction for these personnel, because personnel satisfaction leads to greater productivity and Their work will get better.

Mr. Kasra Hassanzadeh Dalir says: “We have defined fixed monthly salaries and benefits for our staff so that employees can work in production calmly and without worries.”

Taken from one of the interviews of Kasra Hassanzadeh Dalir (Eng.)

And now watch a video of the job introduction challenge held by Dr. Farshid Abdi.

16 Important Tips for Buying Women’s Winter Shoes

16 Important Tips for Buying Women’s Winter Shoes

16 Important Tips for Buying Women’s Winter Shoes

The last days of winter are exactly the best time to buy winter shoes at a reasonable price. Buying women’s winter shoes may seem comfortable at first, but there are many different models, designs and materials; Has made the choice difficult. This article introduces you to the tips before buying women’s winter shoes to make an easier and more efficient decision. boots

It is the best blessing to have warm, dry and, of course, comfortable feet in winter and outside the house, which we will not realize until we realize otherwise. Just as our bodies need warmth in winter, so should our feet be protected from cold and frost and, most importantly, from getting wet.

Therefore, the best solution is to know and follow the tips before buying winter shoes, and we will introduce you to the most important ones.

All kinds of winter shoes

Before we get into the basics of buying women’s winter shoes, let’s get acquainted with the types of winter shoes. This will help us in choosing the right winter shoes.

In general, three main categories of winter shoes are produced. Winter boots for daily use, winter boots and hiking boots for hiking and hiking (winter boots), are three general groups of shoes, which are produced for use in the cold days of the year.

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1- Winter shoes for daily use

You can see the most diverse category of winter shoes in this group. Shoes that are suitable for use during the day to get to work, light walks with short distances, commuting, friendly and family parties, school, university, going to restaurants and ….

These types of winter shoes are more beautiful and diverse in appearance than the other two groups and are lighter. The breathability in this group is relatively high, and it is made in such a way that you can wear it without any problems and do not feel uncomfortable.

In terms of price, it is more suitable than the other two groups, because it does not require the use of special materials in its production, and most people with different financial capabilities can buy at least one pair of these shoes.

2- Winter boots

The second group of winter shoes consists of a variety of boots. Their most important feature is the ability to use for walking and traffic in cold and snowy winters.

The upper bouts featured two cutaways, for easier access to the higher frets, and the lower bouts featured two cutaways, for easier access to the higher frets.

By wearing this group of winter shoes, your feet will stay dry and warm during the day, and this is due to the high breathability, which is used in their construction. These shoes are originally designed for activity and movement, and because of their soft rubber insoles with deep edges and numerous grooves on the insole surface, they allow people to walk easily on difficult routes. In fact, these shoes are specifically for walking on pebbles, slippery snowy terrain and snow-covered roads with a depth of a few centimeters.

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3- Footwear for hiking and mountaineering

Winter mountaineering shoes, but the third group is shoes for hiking and hiking. Winter boots are the most prominent model of shoes produced in this group and are usually produced much more technically.

They also need more time to wear than the previous two groups. It is much easier to move with these shoes in very hard and snowy lands, in severe storms, slippery and wet lands, mountain slopes and steep and uneven lands.

1- Which geographical area do we live in?

Geographical area Paying attention to the geographical area and climate that prevails in that area is one of the most important and in fact the main issue for buying a suitable winter shoe. So we have to see what the weather is like where we live?

If it is wet, you must pay attention to the waterproofness as well as the insulation of the shoes we choose. There will be a lot of rain and snow in these areas, and when we are outside the house, water may seep in if the shoes are not insulated.

If we are in a mountainous area and experience a significant drop in temperature, for example, the temperature reaches zero or below zero, you should pay attention to the material of the shoe and the amount of heat retention by it when buying shoes. In fact, make sure that the shoes you buy can retain heat and prevent cold from entering. It is also waterproof and prevents our feet from getting wet.

But if we live in hot and desert areas and experience less winter and its bitter cold than other inhabitants of cold lands, we have much less worries about buying winter shoes and sometimes we may not buy winter shoes at all. But it should not be forgotten that there is a possibility of snow or rain in winter, even in hot and southern regions, and it is wise to have at least one pair of winter shoes. With the difference that there is no need to buy waterproof, insulated, high-heeled, very warm and … winter shoes. It is enough to provide shoes that protect our feet from the possible cold from snow and rain. There is no need to pay a high fee.

2- What activities are we going to do?

The second important point when buying the right women’s winter shoes, after considering the area in which we live, is the activities that we do by wearing winter shoes. In fact, the amount of travel is very influential in choosing a suitable winter shoe.

For example, if you are employed or a student, or for any reason you spend certain hours outside the house every day, it is better to buy shoes that are durable, warm and, if possible, waterproof.

Or if you are at home most of the time and you do not travel much outside the house except for special occasions, you do not need to buy extremely warm, waterproof, high-heeled and generally first-class winter shoes.

  1. Consider the anatomy of your foot

Another thing to consider when buying winter shoes is to consider the anatomy of your foot.

Here are the most common foot problems that directly affect the choice of appropriate shoes.

The curvature of the sole of the foot

As you know, there is a curvature in the sole of the foot. In fact, the presence of this curvature is due to various reasons such as better walking, prevention of pressure and pain in the spine and other possible complications.

Unfortunately, in some people this dimple is too much and in others it does not exist at all and the sole of the foot is flat.

High heel Some people have slightly longer soles than others, so wearing flat shoes is not appropriate for them. The biggest problem for them is the feeling of suffocation, swelling, tearing and rapid destruction of the shoe and putting pressure on the surface of the toe bone.

Each of these factors is influential in choosing the right shoes. Therefore, before buying winter shoes, you should consider the anatomy of your foot, and if you need to buy medical winter shoes or shoes with special heels, insoles, soles, etc., buy them.

Women's winter shoes

4- Pay attention to the size and fit of winter shoes with your feet

One of the most important things to consider when buying winter shoes is the size and fit of the shoes. For a few important reasons below, it is best to buy the size of your shoes one size larger than the original size of your feet.

In winter, cold weather causes the material to shrink. Especially if the material is leather and any other flexible material. As you know, many winter shoes also use materials such as leather, latex, etc., which shrink in the cold.

The toe and insole are usually covered with insulation to create more heat in the shoe. This can make you feel uncomfortable wearing them and walking. In winter, our coverage is completely different from other seasons.

These days, we need to wear thick clothes to keep warm. The same rule applies to the legs. This means that if we do not use socks during the year, the thickness of the socks is very low, in winter we will use thick socks. So it is possible that when we put on socks, the shoes hit our feet.

  1. When buying winter shoes, wear thick socks or wool

Socks with women’s winter shoes Many people are accustomed to using thick socks to create more warmth in their feet. This can be a great trick to choose the right size of winter shoes.

Therefore, we recommend that when you go to the store to buy winter shoes, be sure to wear a pair of thick socks, the best type of which are wool socks, or bring them with you. Before putting on shoes, put on socks and then try on shoes. In this case, you will find the right size of winter shoes and our feet will not feel tight and suffocated. The toes also have enough space to move and breathe.

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6- Buy winter shoes at the end of winter or in early spring

Winter boots usually start selling in the middle of the fall. Unfortunately, due to the practicality of winter shoes in the cold seasons of the year, a large number of people go to the stores to buy, and this means a high demand for a product. It is quite obvious that in case of high demand, the price will also increase. All you have to do is be a little calculating and forward-thinking.

In order to buy the desired shoes and not have to pay much, buy it in the days of the year when the demand for winter shoes is low. The best possible time is at the end of winter or early spring.

Do not worry. These days, you will find a great variety of winter shoes. Of course, this time at a much lower price than what is sold in winter.

  1. Pay more attention to the quality of winter shoes than their appearance

Quality of winter shoes Unfortunately, many of us do not pay much attention to the quality of winter shoes, more than anything, we want the beautiful and stylish appearance of our shoes. It is natural to want to have a stylish and up-to-date style. But never forget, winter shoes are made to keep our feet warm.

To protect our feet from cold, moisture, frost and damage. So, to have warm feet and comfortable shoes in winter, make sure of its quality and durable material, rather than the beautiful appearance of the shoes.

  1. Never sacrifice the quality of winter shoes for money

Our people experience all four seasons due to Iran’s location in a special climate zone. In fact, in Iran, as in Canada, Russia, Norway, Iceland, etc., there is no news of long winters, snowy days and very cold.

Perhaps the lack of cold winter days compared to other northern and southern countries, has made us not pay much attention to buying quality winter shoes.

Of course, there is no denying the fact that you have to pay a high price to buy a quality winter shoe. But never forget that if you spend a little more, you will be relieved of the health of your feet and eventually your body in the cold of winter. You must have heard many times that the foot is our second heart; So, spend more on maintaining the health of our second heart.

 

9- Buy winter shoes that are breathable

Another important factor in choosing a suitable winter shoe is its cover. It is interesting to know that the shoe cover has a more effective role than the sole to prevent the penetration of cold inside.

Therefore, materials are used in its construction, which is the most insulation for the entry of air and cold, while this important point must be observed in the construction of winter shoe covers, and that is its breathability. One of the most important reasons for this feature is to prevent foot sweating.

As expected, we wear winter shoes to keep our feet warm. So obviously, the inside of the shoe is warm. But if this heat causes the feet to sweat, in addition to creating a bad foot odor, it also causes the accumulation of harmful bacteria. It is important, therefore, that the winter shoes be made of a breathable cover.

  1. Buy winter shoes that are comfortable for your feet

One of the features of a good winter shoe is its foot care and support. Our feet should be comfortable when we are sitting on a chair, when we are walking and even when we are running.

The insole, toe and upper of the shoe play the most important role in providing foot comfort. In good winter shoes, the insole, where the foot touches the ground, is interchangeable. That is, the insole can be changed.

If the insole, toe and upper of the shoe are non-standard and substandard, it can cause major problems such as knee pain, spinal discomfort and back pain. So if a shoe bothers your feet, do not buy it.

11- Check the soles of winter shoes

On snowy days and in the extreme cold that the earth is frozen, we must be more careful not to slip on the ground, which unfortunately is very likely to cause serious damage due to this.

But to prevent this from happening, the best solution is to buy winter shoes with suitable soles. Also check the shoe insole when buying. The size and depth of the outer edges of the sole (around the sole that is away from the edge of the shoe) is very important.

Also, grooved protrusions and depressions, which are called dentin, play an important role in preventing slipping. Some winter shoes have heel brakes on the soles and protect us from slipping and falling.

12- Winter shoes should be waterproof

Waterproof is another feature of winter boots, especially when you live in a relatively cold area. In these areas, snow and rain are much heavier than in other parts of the country, so to prevent the feet from getting wet, it is appropriate to wear shoes made of natural waterproof leather.

13- Do not buy heavy winter shoes

It is natural that winter shoes are heavier than the shoes we wear in summer. The reason is the use of durable materials and insulating materials to keep the feet warmer.

But it should not be forgotten that the weight of winter shoes should be completely standard. You should not buy shoes that are too heavy. Heavy shoes do not necessarily indicate high quality and goodness.

Imagine, you are supposed to wear shoes for hours. Get moving and engage in daily activities. The high weight of winter shoes restricts your movement, after a while you get tired of your feet and feel uncomfortable. Before buying a shoe, try on its weight. In the production of good winter shoes, light materials and special natural leather are used for insulation, so that the consumer, in addition to warming, also feels calm and comfortable.

14- Buy winter shoes that protect your ankles

Winter shoes and ankle protection Most winter shoes, such as boots and boots, cover the ankle area. But the point that most of us do not pay attention to when shopping is the support of the ankle by the shoes.

Pay attention to your ankle when wearing boots or boots. Walk a few steps. See, does the sole of the shoe completely cover the ankle? Are you comfortable in it? Doesn’t your ankle hurt? Otherwise, your weight falls on your ankles, and a lot of pressure is put on this part. Also, never return ankle boots or boots to the ankle.

Some winter boots are made in such a way that the leg can be turned up to the ankle. This will make it difficult for you to balance when walking.

15- Preferably do not buy furry winter boots

You probably also appreciate the fashion and beauty that it brings to your style. Winter shoe manufacturers have not forgotten this category in selling more of their products.

One of their most common measures is to apply fur to the outer edges of the shoe. If we examine this issue from an expert point of view, we will find both positive and negative points.

positive point

Fur on the edge of the boot and winter boots, cape the edge of the shoe on the ankle and leg and retain more heat.

cons

Snow accumulates on the fur, then gradually melts and easily penetrates into the boot or boots. In fact, after a while, the inside of the shoe gets wet, the presence of fur on the edge of the boot prevents it from being placed under the pants. These days, we usually use pants that do not have a loose hem. Therefore, it is obvious that these boots can not be easily worn under pants.

16- When buying a boot or boots, pay attention to its positive and negative points

As you know, a wide variety of winter shoes are produced for use in snowy, rainy and icy weather. But the two models of boots and boots are more known and popular among the people.

Now the question arises, which winter shoes are more suitable? Boots or boots? Each of these two types of winter shoes has different positive and negative characteristics, the most prominent of which are discussed below:

“Boots The main word for boots is from Turkish, meaning” what is pulled “. In Persian dictionary, it is also called “museum” and it is produced in different types.

In fact, boots are a kind of shoe with long legs. Some boots cover up to the knees and others up to the thighs. It is interesting to know that boots are sometimes called Putin.

Positive Point

The most obvious positive feature of boots over boots is their usability on snowy days. When a significant area from the ground to a great height is covered with snow. These boots prevent snow from entering the foot. It keeps a large part of your legs dry and warm.

Cons

But these boots, which give significant warmth to your feet, reduce your mobility and speed. Wearing boots, you can not be as agile as you move with boots.

Boot

Boot is a type of shoe, which is produced in two models of long leg and short leg. Shoes that are longer than the ankle and cover up to half of the calf muscle are called “boots”, and shoes that have the ankle covering only the ankle are called “half boots”. Boots are among the shoes, which are produced in two types of women and men.

Positive Point

Boots, unlike boots, do not reduce your mobility. You can move easily. Be quick and do not feel tired legs.

Negative point

Boots will not warm your feet as much as boots on snowy days and when moving on snow-covered ground for up to half a foot, and will not prevent your feet from getting wet.

And the last word …

Winter shoes are more about protecting our feet from cold, frost and moisture than they are about beautifying our appearance. When buying, pay attention to all the elements that are effective in better foot protection. If we spend a little more money, time and attention, we will surely find suitable winter shoes that can be used in several winters.

Source: Tabriz Shoes Magazine

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