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Thinsulate Insulation for footwear

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What makes Thinsulate insulation so effective for footwear? – 3 words:


This makes Thinsulate insulation the perfect choice for insulated footwear. So if you want to be warmer and more comfortable on your next outing, follow these guidelines when selecting your footwear.

Recommended grammes of Thinsulate insulation for footwear:

  • 200 grammes* for cool conditions or high activity levels
  • 400 grammes* for cold conditions or moderate activity levels
  • 600 grammes* for very cold conditions
  • 800 grammes* for extremely cold conditions with light activity levels
  • 1,000+ grammes* for extremely cold conditions with light to minimal activity level.

* Grammes per square metre of insulation

So when the temperature starts to fall, you will be comfortable wherever you go. Warm thin and light - the most important features for high quality boots that protect your feet.

Look for Thinsulate insulation hang tags on footwear from these retailers.

Flexible and Strong
Can take a beating and still remain effective at trapping air and keeping you warmer.
Warmth in Science
Comparison chart
The image is a comparison of heat loss. High areas of heat loss are indicated in red and white. Low heat loss is shown in blue and green.
Thin, Warm, Light
Nearly twice the warmth of foam, felt or pile, and won't bog down boots with weight.
Warmth even when Wet
Absorbs less than 1% of its weight in water, so it keeps feet warm even in damp conditions.

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