The Haglofs Observe Mid GTX Surround Waterproof Trekking Boots provide all-around breathability and waterproofing, ideal for lightweight hiking and backpacking.
The new GORE-TEX SURROUND technology used in this shoes construction lets your feet breathe from every single angle, even through the soles. The shoe is also equipped for more demanding treks and trails, boasting a high level of comfort and stability. A mid cut profile adds even more support and protection.
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The Haglofs Observe Mid GTX Surround Waterproof Trekking Boots are constructed using GORE-TEX SURROUND product technology which provides all-around breathability and waterproofing. It removes sweat faster and keeps your feet dry, both from inside and out.
Haglofs mentions that the Observe GTX Surround is its history’s most breathable Gore-Tex shoe. This is easy to believe, as in addition to breathable surface materials this shoe boasts a Surround ventilation, creating air ducts between the insoles and midsole.
Style-wise, the red colour might not be to everyone's liking, but there's always the safer black version if your not one for bright colours. With a weight of 398 grams per UK8 boot, these are the perfect choice for lightweight hiking and backpacking.
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Cleaning: Prepare the footwear by removing surface dirt such as mud and grit. When cleaning Haglöfs footwear, it is important to use a soft sponge under clean lukewarm running water. Dry the footwear off with a clean cloth or rag at a natural temperature. Do not use the aid of an external heat source or direct sunlight. Direct heat may alter the shape of the shoe. Footwear should never be cleaned in a washing machine.
For best comfort and foot climate, also clean the inside of the footwear now and then using a soft brush and lukewarm water. Remove the footbed before washing. To speed up drying, fill each boot or shoe with newspaper and let the paper absorb the majority of the moisture before removing it to allow the footwear to finish drying. Regardless of whether you clean the inside or outside, make sure your footwear dries at room temperature, never with the aid of a heater or drying cabinet (excessive heat may for instance cause the leather to crack). Cleaned footwear is best stored at room temperature using a shoe tree. Never store dirty shoes.
Before first use, treat boots and shoes with waterproofing, including the laces and the entire tongue. Treat the cleaned surfaces of boots and shoes regularly with waterproofing intended for synthetic materials.
There are many different waxes and waterproofing agents on the market for different types of footwear and areas of use. Ask your retailer for advice and tips regarding the specific boots or shoes you have purchased.
Tip: Wear pure wool or wool/synthetic socks for the best foot climate. Socks in these materials help your boots and shoes to maintain a good climate for your feet as they wick away sweat much better than cotton. Damp can contribute to chafing, cold feet and in the worst case also athlete's foot.