A question that we have already been Asked often over the last few months has beenWhat is a Crepe Sole? To help guide you on your way,we introduced the very same questions to our friends at [dcl=8199].
Understanding Crepe Rubber
Let’s get down to the Fundamentals. The expression”Crepe Sole” identifies the common,Cushioned soft material which makes up a sole unit on apparel. Not to be confused about TPU Crepe – the artificial variant which can be observed on our Hornchurch – this material is created of a natural latex”Crepe” rubber that’s extracted in a liquid form in exploited trees and coagulated to a semi-solid material. A technique of sap extraction originating from indigenous South America,utilizing machines,the material is then laterpressed,crushed and rolled prior to being shipped out into sheets beforebeing cut into only shapes for use in our factory.
Due to minor variations in various types of Crepe,the concluding results can differ from sole to sole. Some could be rigid upon purchase and have to be broken up in,whilst others are all set to go from the get-go. Therefore Any product labeled as having a Crepe sole should provide greater cushioning and traction from first wear – in comparison to some standard sole unit – noticeably increasing in performance after a few attributes.
There are three best benefits of using a Crepe bottom.
Looking Very Good – therefore it’s been a mainstay of the British apparel scene since the 1940s – Crepe is renowned for relaxation due To increased protection in the midfoot – since it supports the naturalbending foot movement – although the thousands are air bubbles includedwithin the materials act as a kind of shock absorption shieldingtendons and ligaments.
Grippy – because of it’s”Open Pores” – Crepe rubber is also a clean,sustainable Material using all the trees used in the creation of the organic latex capable to be chosen for over 40 years,whilst after use the material can be biodegradable.
What Are Crepe’s Cons
To be honest there are not many. Apart from being slightly heavier than artificial versions,for the ones that like a crisp,clean-cut shoe which always looks fresh out of the box,Crepe soled shoes might not be the way forward. This is due to the openpore nature of this material meaning hard to remove dirt and dust will get trapped in nooks and crannies as time passes. This is no problem for the majority of our customers who find that this provides a natural patina for their sneakers.
We hope this puts to rest any concerns you have about Crepe soles.