Hybrid Shoes = Waterproof Shoes
What is a hybrid shoe?
A hybrid shoe is an urban and waterproof shoe designed for cold and rainy days. Our hybrid shoes are a cross between a rubber boot and an everyday shoe – it is a waterproof shoe with the function of a rubber boot but with the look of an ordinary everyday shoe. Our winter lined hybrid shoes keeps you warm thanks to the insulating function of neoprene and the cosy inner winter lining.
When to use a hybrid shoe?
A hybrid shoe can be used all year round regardless of the weather. It works great during rainy days and keeps your feet dry. All our hybrids have a layer of neoprene in varying thickness depending on the model which has an insulating effect (the thicker the neoprene, the warmer the shoe) and is 100% waterproof. This makes hybrid shoes work perfectly during the wettest and sloppiest days of the year!
What is the difference between a hybrid shoe and a winter-lined rubber boot?
The biggest difference is that our hybrid shoes have a layer of neoprene as insulation. The neoprene has small, tiny air pockets that work as insulation to keep the cold out. The thicker the neoprene, the warmer the shoe. This in combination with winter lining in pile that helps preserve the body heat, which makes it an excellent shoe during colder days. A hybrid shoe is, therefore, warmer than a winter lined rubber boot. Another big difference is of course the design – hybrid shoes suit you who want the function of a lined rubber boot but the look of a regular autumn/winter shoe.
How to take care of your hybrid shoes?
In order for the hybrid shoes to maintain their waterproofness, you don’t need to impregnate them, as the neoprene and rubber themselves are both waterproof. Hand wash your hybrid shoes in lukewarm water with a soft sponge or cloth. Do not use strong detergents or anything that contains oil or acid.
When using the shoes, condensation can form, which makes the lining moist, so it is recommended to remove the insole for ventilation and let the shoe dry without a sole until the next use. All our hybrid shoes have a detachable insole.