Zoomer-Friendly: Olang, The Winter Boots That Grip
The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting that winter in 2019 will be a “teeth-chattering” cold one, with below-normal temperatures forecast for much of Canada.
Whatever the outlook says, every Canadian knows that when it comes to the winter months, it pays to be properly prepared. The cold weather months can make a simple walk outdoors a dangerous thing—particularly for seniors—with melting snow, icy patches and slippery slush. This is where a good winter boot is a necessity—not just for warmth, but for traction and grip, think snow tires for your feet.
Despite being made in Italy, Olang boots seem a perfect fit for our harsh Canadian winters. Besides offering all those must-have features — waterproof, breathable, warmth and not too heavy — the boots have a unique feature on the soles: A set of foldable cleats made of stainless steel that offer extra grip on slippery surfaces.
The cleats swivel or fold-over depending on the conditions on the ground. If it’s all clear of snow and ice, flip the cleats over to avoid walking around with the clicking sound of steel on concrete. The boots also have an insulating insole made of wool and covered with reflective aluminum film. This innersole is removable for those winter days where it might not feel so frigid.