Karrimor use waterproof, breathable membranes in its footwear to keep water from entering whilst allowing water vapour (sweat) to escape. Even while sitting still over eight hours, your feet will sweat the equivalent to one-quarter cup of water. Even during gentle exercise, this can be greatly increased. Wet feet blister, and feel cold and uncomfortable. The membranes Karrimor uses, allow water vapour to escape, leaving feet dry and comfortable.
Karrimor uses eVent. The premium market-performance leader in durably waterproof/ultra-breathable membranes. eVent is waterproof and over twice as breathable as its nearest competitor. eVent membranes let the sweat out.
Karrimor also uses an exclusive waterproof and breathable membrane in its footwear called Weathertite
FRAMEFLEX midsole technology
FRAMEFLEX midsole tecnologies provides three-dimensional support, rigidity, and flex throughout the natural cycle of movement in the walking and running gait. FRAMEFLEX are specific to every size in the range and for both men's and women's lasts. Why compromise? Different FRAMEFLEX technologies provide different levels of function and are utilised differently depending on the design and end use of the product.
FRAMEFLEX Original: Walking boots where three-season stiffness is required. Offers full three-season support for use in trekking products where users may be trekking for long periods.
FRAMEFLEX Lite: Walking boots and shoes where two- or three-season stiffness is required. Offers slightly lighter weight and overall more flex than Original FRAMEFLEX.
FRAMEFLEX Super: New lighter weight version of the Original, improved performance using more expensive, lighter-weight materials. Used in X-Lite products where performance is not compromised by an overall lighter weight.
FRAMEFLEX Quest: Multi-sport and low-cut shoes where two-season stiffness and flex is required. Specifically engineered to partner and enhance the Vibram Quest outsole, which was developed specifically for Karrimor.
FRAMEFLEX 3D Tenacity: Multi-sport and low-cut shoes where two-season stiffness and flex is required. Engineered as a separate phylon compound within the midsole to minimise weight, enhance cushioning, and aid support.
Fit and last shape
The Karrimor last is generally recognised as a higher-volume last; which means the fit feels wider – more akin to the British and European foot shape. Karrimor sells boots and shoes in full and half sizes to ensure a good fit. Karrimor recommends wearing your boots around the house to ensure they fit well before wearing them outside.
Karrimor use durable outsoles that provide high levels of grip. Karrimor uses Vibram outsoles on all its models, which are widely recognised as the market leader in outdoor footwear outsoles. Vibram outsoles can be replaced when they do finally wear out. Many of the Vibram outsoles used are exclusive designs Karrimor has developed with Vibram – exclusive to Karrimor designs and last.