Technology:

Every detail of Andrew’s shoes proves the company’s commitment to technical innovation: from design to construction and craftsmanship of the shoes’ components.
Discover the Andrew technology.

Ergonomics

Thanks to an internal volume that supports the natural forms of the foot and a fluid rolling that fits the arch-metatarsus biomechanics system, Andrew shoes establish an ideal balance between flexion and torsion. The progressive absorption and release of energy reduce the stress on the spine and joints.

Insoles & Rigidity

Middle-to-high rigidity, insoles mounted on shoes appropriate for demanding mountaineering, fixed-aid climbing routes, steep ground, and trekking. Resistant and with controlled flexion, with dimensional stability in the presence of temperature changes, designed for use with automatic and semi-automatic crampons.

Medium rigidity, these insoles guarantee that the shoes will bend and roll in an optimal way also when the wearer is carrying medium and heavy loads. Designed for use on mixed terrain, difficult trekking routes, work on the mountains and hunting.

Reduced rigidity, insoles developed for shoes for light trekking, hiking, pathfinding and similar activities, work. Flexible, elastic and insulating.

Foot Bed

Leather/EVA

Washed natural and aerated leather with anatomical Eva support. Breathable, soft and flexible, with open cell shock absorber in the heel impact area. Absorbs the shoe’s inner humidity.

Andrews Midsole System

Exclusive Andrew Srl rigid TPU midsole, designed and produced in a single printed plate with differentiated internal structure. This system copies the lower biomechanics of the foot, guaranteeing structural support, torsional stability, and precision, lightness, sensitivity and shape-holding capability in the areas of maximum adhesion of the sole. Designed for shoes to be used with automatic crampons.

Rigid TPU midsole, with a shell architecture that tapers off from the heel to zero thickness at the metatarsus. This structure is designed to guarantee the right balance of stability, sensitivity and shape-holding capability, and the controlled flexion of the front part of the foot. Used in shoes with slots for semi-automatic crampons.

Variable density polyurethane midsole, designed to streamline tensile strength, shock absorption and micro-vibrations from the impact with the ground in the areas of the heel and metatarsus. It guarantees uniform and stable load distribution, reduces stress to the lower limbs and offers at the same time maximum propulsion. Antistatic, abrasion and puncture resistant, anti-vibration.

New Andrew midsole with technical features similar to T.S.S.L. However, it has an external central support that guarantees an excellent combination of torsion stability, containment and correct flexion of the arch of the foot when the foot is rolling.

Materials

Waterproof Membrane

A new type of waterproof lining laminate to create an excellent micro climate in the shoe. Excellent microclimate in the shoe during extreme physical exertion.

  • Prevention of unpleasant damp feeling by faster moisture wicking from the foot to the outside
  • Faster drying of the inner lining after exposure to extreme moisture
  • Reduction of odour and blister formation
  • Maximum wear comfort and dry feet for maximum performance in changing climatic conditions

Outsoles

Vibram 1014 Teton

Outsole with rubber cleats that guarantee traction on particularly uneven terrain while the delineated heel offers braking on steep slopes and moving surfaces. Teton is perfect for demanding trekking, especially at high altitudes and demanding terrains.

Vibram 1149 Montagna Block

Blocker rubber sole featuring the classic Vibram mountain design, and with a square template. For its excellent resistance to wear and high non-slip capacity, together with the maximum height of the heel (29 mm), it is recommended for mountain activities.

Vibram 108C Winkler Evo

Rubber sole featuring a large contact area for grip on rock. High traction and downhill braking capability on unstable and heavy ground. Eva midsole guarantees lightness and shock absorption.

Vibram 1129 Mulaz

Vibram Mulaz adapts to a wide variety of alpine terrain and to the most extreme conditions thanks to a 360° helical tread, which is especially effective when ascending and descending. The broad support surfaces at the tip (Climbing Zone) are particularly useful in rocky passages where grip is essential.

Vibram 1202 Foura

Rubber sole featuring the classic trekking design by Vibram. For its high non-slip capacity, together with the reinforced toe cap, the undercut heel and the carved waist (for improved adherence to uneven terrain), it is recommended for trekking.

Vibram 1210 Friction

New approach robber sole featuring an excellent resistance to wear and high non-slip capacity, together with the reinforced toe cap and the undercut heel. It is recommended for training and approach.

Vibram 7130 New Bolder

Sole in extra soft “idrogrip” rubber featuring the new technical sucker design with non-slip suction cups and spikes. Extremely high non-slip capacity on uneven/slippery surfaces.

Andrew Felt

Hydro shaped felt sole with spikes and extremely high non-slip capacity. Designed for experienced fly fishermen and heavy use. It is recommended for mountain activities, steep streams, rock, difficult and demanding terrains.

Davos Contact

High adherence sole for S3 safety footwear featuring antistatic and non-slip capability and hydrocarbons resistance.

Structure Plan

Starting from an attentive correspondence between the foot morphology and modelling of the shape, a rigorous procedure is followed according to which the ability and precision of assembly operations must respect the high construction and quality standards of every Andrew shoes.