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Adult wool boots NANOOK - Grey

Water-repellent wool (70% wool, 30% polyester)
Warm wool lining (100% wool)
Thermal insulation membrane
3mm wool insole
Vibram Supernewflex 6mm rubber
Ultra-flexible sole
Lightweight – approx. 800gr

€90.48

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Wide toe box
Non-skid sole
Flexible sole

Light as a feather, warm like a polar bear: Nanook women’s winter boots


The name of this dear footwear model gives it even more character than just its looks, matching an effortlessly fashionable funky style. In the language of the Inuits, which some of you might also know as Eskimos, ‘nanuk’ or ’nanuq’ means polar bear. In the Tikki Crafters’ language, Nanook means tastefully innocent winter boots that keep feet happy and remarkably warm, while still offering a natural barefoot feel.

In fact, they keep such remarkable warmth that, after being tested throughout the city for an entire winter, our recommendation is to wear them with thin socks. Snuggly and cute, the padded winter boots interior is crafted entirely from natural wool plus a thermal insulating membrane, while the outside contains water-repellent wool (70% wool and 30% polyester). The insole is made of 100% felted wool (3mm thickness) which gives a great thermal comfort. This turns Nanook into a water resistant, comfy and walk friendly boot that you can trust during the winter season. The wool is also very easy to clean, just leave the boots to dry out and then gently brush them.

Feel free to mix and remix your style around the distinctive and enjoyable look of these cold season shoes. Nanook is ready to impress and it will do so in countless fashion combinations, whether uniquely extravagant or more classical and less chromatic. The colorful leather straps accessories associated with these winter boots are available precisely to help the Nanook model adapt to any outfit you prefer. Of course, the straps are more than just a fashion statement: they have an important role in holding the boot steady on the instep of your feet.

Sporting our trusty 6mm Vibram Supernewflex outsole, the new Tikki Shoes winter boots allow your feet to bend and step naturally. Along with adequate toe space, the Nanook model is easily loveable to those who appreciate the barefoot philosophy and healthy footwear in general.

Tikki Crafter's advice: for a steady hold on the ankles, we advise you to choose a size that is maximum 1cm longer than your foot. If you have our ROOTS and have a lot of space inside (more than 1cm), it is better to size down for the NANOOK boots.

This winter, never fear, Nanook are here - for warm happy feet and a great barefoot feel.

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What does Barefoot actually mean?

Barefoot shoes are those that allow the feet to move naturally, as close as possible to walking barefoot. Barefoot shoes have the following characteristics:

1. ZERO-DROP - the sole is perfectly flat , with the heel at the same height as the ball of the foot. Raising the heel throws off the alignment of the spine, and forces an unnatural heel strike.

2. FLEXIBILITY -  they have a highly flexible sole, allowing the feet to move unrestricted, in order to become stronger. By comparison, in a stiff shoe, the soles hardly bend, and this eventually leads to muscle atrophy and pain.

3. THIN SOLE - the thinner the sole of the shoe, the more information our brain can receive through the neurotransmitters located in our feet. This is essential for optimal proprioception (our body's awareness of its own position and movement), perfect balance and finding the best posture depending on the type of surface you're stepping on.

4. WIDE TOE BOX - plenty of room for the toes. The more space the toes have to splay, the better the overall body weight distribution and posture. The role of the big toe is very important, as it supports the whole body. Try a simple exercise: do a few pushups supported by your hands, with your fingers closed in a tight fist - you'll notice that it takes a lot more effort and your body position will feel unnatural.

5. ZERO SUPPORT - no orthopedic support recommended. Barefoot shoes have no arch support, no shock-absorbent cushionings or other market innovations. If supported and unnable to move naturally, muscles gradually lose strength, and this leads to painful and weakened feet.

6. NO STIFFENERS - shoes made from a stiff material that doesn't mould to the feet, won't allow them to move freely. It is best for the shoe to mould to the shape of the foot and not the other way around. This is the reason why barefoot shoes are made from soft and flexible materials, without cardboard or plastic stiffeners to preserve their shape over time.

 

What is the difference between Barefoot and Minimalist?

Although our main focus is  Barefoot shoes, we also have Minimalist ranges. These shoes meet all the requirements above, except for the fact that they're not as flexible as the Barefoot shoes, and have minimal stiffeners for durability. They are especially designed for older children or adults, who need their shoes to be more hardwearing and able to cope with heavier use.

Tikki Shoes products are entirely manufactured from natural leather and so must be cared for in the manner usually applicable to leather footwear, with a few exceptions:
1. You must not wash the footwear in a washing machine! Due to rather long washing cycles, their duration usually exceeding an hour, the leather is submerged in water for too long which can result in its scaling and shrinking when drying. Additionally, the risk of colour transfer increases in contact with water. Tikki shoes should only be wiped manually with a damp cloth or wet wipes.
2. The velour leather sole of indoor footwear requires periodical cleaning when the surface becomes dirty or greasy, causing the fine velour leather hairs to stick together and no longer adhere to the ground. You must not clean them very frequently, only when you notice that the footwear starts slipping on floors.
In this case you must use a damp cloth or wet baby wipes and a hard-bristle brush (e.g. a nail brush, barbecue brush, etc.). You must clean the sole with the damp cloth or wet wipe (you must not rinse the soles with water because that would increase the risk of colour transfer), let it dry, and then rub the sole with the brush until you see the fine velour leather hairs stand up again.
3. The leather on the sides of baby shoes/outdoor footwear/sandals/boots with fur must be cleaned extremely gently with a damp cloth or wet wipe (preferably wet wipes for babies).
4. The drying must occur slowly and exclusively at room temperature: avoid drying the footwear next to heat sources (radiator, stove, fan, fire, hair dryer or other heat sources, or by exposing the footwear to direct sunlight) which would harden the leather and cause scaling on its surface.
5. Do not use bleach, detergents or solvent-based solutions to clean the footwear.

Velour Leather Footwear Must be Maintained as Follows:
Wipe the leather with a damp cloth/wet wipe (avoid washing it directly with water as it could cause colour transfer).

Let the leather dry, then brush it with a soft-bristle brush (e.g. a toothbrush).

To restore colour brilliance please use baby oil-pour it onto a toothbrush and spread it over the entire surface of the shoe to avoid colour differences. It doesn't matter if you do not cover the entire surface uniformly, it is important that you do reach the entire surface of the shoe. After drying, you should notice that the brilliance of the leather colour is restored.

Nappa Leather (Glossy Leather)
Wash the leather with a damp cloth/wet wipe and treat it then with products meant for leather care (creams or sprays) to extend the leather's lifespan. We recommend the use of body milk to soften the leather and to protect it over time.

Deposit the footwear in dry spaces and in boxes to avoid colour transfer; avoid moisture.

The outdoor footwear is not impermeable and so we recommend its use with dry weather. The sole and sides of the outdoor footwear must not come in contact with water, snow, sand, gravel, solvents, tar, soft bitumen or other corrosive materials. Avoid getting caught or stepping on sharp metal objects, stones, glass shards, oils, fuel, and thinners. The warranty does not cover damage resulting from poor roads, footpaths or pavements, or from using the footwear on other rough, abrasive or corrosive surfaces.

We are not liable for damages resulting from not following the above mentioned instructions, or for discomfort resulting from wearing the wrong size or model/fitting of shoes.

 

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