Our vision of developing and manufacturing flexible and spacious footwear from first-class materials leaded us to the new line of barefoot shoes: PROALP CONTACT SHOES. Like whole Proalp footwear all CONTACT models are breathable, durable and colourful.
The Proalp Contact model maximizes the contact between foot and the terrain, as it is possible with shoes. When wearing Contact shoes, we do not feel tiny sharp stones and our feet hug the surface at each step. Much like walking barefoot.
The main development and manufacturing issue of Proalp footwear is awareness that feet play very important role in our health. When we walk they are changing their shape, loads and ground contacts. Footwear should therefore not interfere with the natural movements of the feet.
The natural features of our feet are persistent and dynamic. Active feet have a flexibility and strength, which atrophy with the use of the incorrect footwear. Proper footwear gives the feet the full freedom of movement and allows contacts with the terrain we walk on. This maintains and improves structures of bones, joints and muscles.
Some of Contact’s features:
They are shaped in the shape of the feet. The forefoot part forms a shoe wide enough for us to step with the whole soles of the feet on the ground and all toes have enough space to spread and move. Particular attention is paid to the front inside curve of the shoes, which should provide ample space for the first toe, which is crucial for the gait.
Flexible soles allow maximum tilt angle and the foot arch can freely amortise loads during walk.
Contact shoes firmly grip to the feet.
Soft leather (optionally microfiber) is used for the upper part and the lining, 3-mm layer of pure wool felt (in winter models with a felt of 6 mm, including aluminium foil) is the best insulator from cold and heat.
The Contact shoes’ greatest feature is its 2,5 mm vulcanized rubber sole, made from the finest mixture. It is anti-slip and resistant against wear. It has a 15 mm high frame, which allows walking in wet terrains.
Upper part: leather