Materials


The materials (leather, lining, haberdashery, laces, etc.) correspond to our production standards. This is consistently checked by means of testing procedures. When combined, these materials form a complete product, providing comfort in all weather conditions and at the same time ensuring our customers safe and comfortable walk.

AIR-TEX membrane

is a significant innovation in PLANIKA TREKKING footwear. Each testing of the AIR-TEX membrane has shown great results. It even precedes the quality in some features of those membranes which have been used so far.

The AIR-TEX membrane is a polyurethane (PU) membrane that prevents the possibility of water entering into the footwear and at the same time provides air permeability. The quality of the AIR-TEX membranes is proven by the following arguments:

Quality

The materials are tested in a consistent manner before and during the production. The materials are completely compatible in the individual parts of the footwear, thus the AIR-TEX membrane is perfectly combined with the quality hydrophobic exterior materials. The latter must be produced and also tested in a consistent manner, since only in this way can we offer the customers a suitable product. Such conformed materials will comply with high norms provided by the standards for providing water resistance and air permeability of the footwear from our line collection. Planika’s tradition provides persistence in all weather conditions. Even the professional users will enjoy the comfort of the PLANIKA TREKKING footwear.

Impermeabilty

The AIR-TEX membrane is completely watertight. Every stitched lining is made in a shape of a sock (bootie) and is extra welded by a special ribbon, which provides water tightness of the lining. Furthermore, it is important to take into consideration the above-mentioned norms for other materials integrated into our products, since only as a whole can they provide a top-level product. Not even a single drop of water will be able to penetrate through the compact structure of the membrane. Your feet will remain warm and dry.

Dihanje

The pores in the AIR-TEX membrane provide not only water tightness, but also air permeability or sweat evaporation, which gives an optimal microclimate in the shoe. This is a very important factor in terms of feet comfort while wearing the shoes.

Soles

RUBBER – Soles, made of rubber, provide great adhesion and minimum wear at the same time. The greater weight and hardness are the basic features of these soles.

RUBBER+PU – With soles, made of rubber and polyurethane, the walking area consists of rubber, while the intermediate sole is made of polyurethane, thus making it lighter and softer. Because of these two features polyurethane soothes the disturbing performance of the lining to the foot.

RUBBER+EVA – With this type of soles the walking area consists of rubber, while the intermediate sole is made of EVA material. This material has similar characteristics as the PU – it is light, soft and it enables different levels of sole’s hardness.

TPU – TPU represents a new material used for soles in new Planika Trekking models – lighter hiking footwear. Its main features are: good adhesion, wear resistance, different types of hardness and optional recycling. The lower surface of the soles from TPU is harder, while the intermediate sole is softer.

            

Lasts

Our knowledge and our longstanding experience enabled us to develop comfortable shoe lasts for the PLANIKA TREKKING footwear. These lasts help the shoes cling to your feet much better and they also provide a safe walk. The lasts differ according to the intended use of the footwear. The valuable feedback obtained from the professional mountain rescue servicemen, maintenance staff, as well as from the amateur users, helped us develop a perfect product that meets all the requirements of alpinism, hiking, urban usage or merely a lighter recreation in outdoors or indoors.

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Leather

PLANIKA TREKKINGfootwear is strictly made of high-quality, durable, air and water resistant materials, since they are impregnated and hydrophobic. The impregnation provides superficial water resistance, while the hydrophobia provides water resistance throughout the entire leather surface.

Cordura

Some of PLANIKA TREKKING models are made of artificial materials combined with leather. Cordura is very durable and ventilated, making it an optimal choice for people, who will wear our shoes particularly during the Summer months.

 

Air-permeable foam

We used the air-permeable foam to create the inner linings, particularly for the heel and tongue stabilizer. Our foam breathes and does not seal the air or moisture inlet in comparison with similar materials.

Inlay Soles

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Inlay soles in the Planika Trekking footwear are anatomically designed and made of material which rapidly absorbs and discharges moisture. Inlay soles are extra thickened in the heel area to provide greater comfort. All inlay soles are made of an anti-bacteriological material.


Shoe profile and description

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  1. 1. Special system allows the inflow of fresh air into the shoe and reduces the sweating of the foot.
  2. 2. Aired shock absorber.
  3. 3. Heel stabilizer prevents the foot deformation.
  4. 4. The polyurethane layer provides comfortable walk and reduces the pressure on the foot when walking downwards.
  5. 5. Anatomically designed insole
  6. 6. Anatomic insole prevents the shoe from twisting
  7. 7. Wedge-shaped heel prevents slips when walking downwards on any terrain.
  8. 8. Soft inner lining.
  9. 9. Ribbed profile for an optimal cling of the sole.
  10. 10. The edge of the sole prevents any mechanical damages to the leather and increases stability during walk.
  11. 11. Water-repulsive cotton fibre.
  12. 12. Optimal button hooks for an optimal tying of the shoelaces.
  13. 13. Hook system for an optimal tying of the shoe laces around the ankle.
  14. 14. The hooks provide an ideal tongue position.
  15. 15. Soft tongue enables breathing and proper poise of the foot when walking.


Recommendations for maintenance of your footwear


It is recommended that you properly prepare your footwear before the first use, especially, if you are going to expose it to the external impact. The footwear is already protected; however, the means of protection and care are vaporizable. Therefore, the alluvium must be applied periodically.

With a proper care your footwear will safeguard its initial characteristics for a longer period of time:

  1. 1. Water-resistance of your footwear eventually disappears and then it must be restored;
  2. 2. Your footwear will remain air-permeable;
  3. 3. ohranila se bosta oblika in izgled, saj je večji del obutve iz usnja, kateremu je sčasoma potrebno povrniti vsebnost maščobe.

It is recommended that you also select the proper means of care when buying the footwear.

Footwear maintenance and care procedures:

  • -First, remove the inlay soles (unless they are glued), then dry and air them.
  • -Remove the shoe laces before waxing or lubricating.
  • -Mechanically remove the filth by using tepid water and a brush. Remove the little stones from the soles.
  • -Clean the inside of your footwear by using a wet wipe or a brush. In this way, the footwear will not be damaged. However, you must dry the footwear for a longer period of time.
  • -When drying the footwear, do not expose it directly to the sun or any other heating body, because the wet leather is sensitive to heat and can become stiffer, while its surface can chap. If the footwear has a wet lining, fill it with a newspaper. That will suck up a lot of moisture. Dry footwear with an integrated stretcher will remain in its initial shape for a longer period of time.
  • -Before drying it completely, the leather has an open pores and that is where you sprinkle it with an impregnation agent, which is absorbed deep in the leather. Textile materials must be maintained with sprinklers and the leather must be handled with lubricating cream or waxes.
  • -The leather requires regular maintenance with a lubricating cream or a wax. This will reanimate the look, and the leather will be softer and full. Do not heat the wax when using it on the membrane footwear, because it can be absorbed to deeply. It will fill up the pores in the membrane and therefore deteriorate the aeration of the footwear.
  • -When using lubricating cream or wax on the leather with polished surface (split leather, velure, nubuck, etc.), the appearance of the surface changes, the leather darkens and it achieves smoother look. The look can be disturbing; however, this is a completely normal phenomenon. We restored the leather its required grease and thus increased its durability.
  • -Metal haberdashery can be protected against the external influences by using wax or vaseline. It can be cleaned by polishing.

Size chart

Chart of sizes

Moška obutev – velikosti Ženska obutev – velikosti
UK – velikosti US – velikosti Evropske velikosti Japonske velikosti UK – velikosti US – velikosti Evropske velikosti Japonske velikosti
5 5.5 39 24 2 4 35 21
5.5 6 39.5 24.5 2.5 4.5 35.5 21.5
6 6.5 40 25 3 5 36 22
6.5 7 40.5 25.5 3.5 5.5 36.5 22.5
7 7.5 41 26 4 6 37 23
7.5 8 41.5 26.5 4.5 6.5 37.5 23.5
8 8.5 42 27 5 7 38 24
8.5 9 42.5 27.5 5.5 7.5 38.5 24.5
9 9.5 43 28 6 8 39 25
9.5 10 43.5 28.5 6.5 8.5 39.5 25.5
10 10.5 44 29 7 9 40 26
10.5 11 44.5 29.5 7.5 9.5 40.5 26.5
11 11.5 45 30 8 10 41 27
12 12.5 46 31 8.5 10.5 41.5 27.5
13 13.5 47 32 9 11 42 28
14 14.5 48 33 9.5 11.5 42.5 28.5
15 15.5 49 34   12 43 29
16 16.5 50 35   12.5 43.5 29.5

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