THE OUTSOLE: Thick or Light, Flexible or Rigid?
Bestard offers footwear with a big variety of outsoles, all developed and manufactured by Vibram, the unquestioned leader in the field of high quality, long lasting, technical soles. The different tread patterns of the outsoles, the rubber compound used, the shape of the lugs etc., are all details specially designed and manufactured in accordance to each specific use: ice climbing, mountaineering on snowy ground, trekking in rough rocky terrain, light hiking, multi-activity sport etc.
Some of the soles for heavy trekking and mountaineering are hard and stiff, whereas many others used for trekking, hiking, adventure and outdoor are"Dual Density": between the midsoles and the outer rubber sole there is a layer of weight-reducing, shock absorbing micro porous polyurethane, making the step easier and fighting muscle fatigue. Even lighter are the soles with micro porous EVA-midsole.
Some of the soles are compatible with automatic crampons, others with semi-automatic ones, whereas some can be fitted with non-automatic crampons.