5 Types Of Shoes Soles: Your Soles Explained!

5 Types Of Shoes Soles: Your Soles Explained!

Apr 07 , 2021


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Imagine walking and not wearing shoes?

Well, that’s how it would feel if our shoes did not have soles.

Without soles, our feet would not only hurt, but severe lower body pain could be caused as a result.

Check out these five types of shoes soles.

1. Rubber Soles

Shoes that are marked RB means that the outsale has been made with rubber; either hot press molding, sub-natural or recycled.

Rubber soles are a great material because you get unmatched wear resistance.

And, of course, rubber is desirable as it’s both bendable and waterproof.

However, rubber can make your work shoes feel a bit heavy.

2. Leather Soles

Without a doubt, leather soles look good.

And, they are extremely practical.


Well, leather soles are breathable, allowing air to enter and moisture to escape.

Furthermore, leather soles can adapt to a foot's shape overtime, which makes it comfortable and encourages natural walking. 

3. Cork Soles

Cork is a soft material that comes from trees and compacted to create soles.

Similar to leather, they conform to a foot’s shape and overtime provide a custom fit, making them comfortable.

Furthermore, they offer great impact resistance as well as foot support, thus adding to the comfortability factor and is ideal for long periods of standing.

Lastly, cork soles are waterproof making it a great option for shoes in winter months.

4. Christy Soles

A christy sole is made from a blown rubber compound and is becoming extremely popular due to its comfortability and durability - they can last years even with good wear.

So, they are characterised by their spongy feel with no defined heel.

And, they are generally anti-slip, which makes it a great material for work boots.

5. Raw Cord Soles

The raw cord sole was created during WW2 due to its oil resistance property.

It’s been said, these soles were created by melting down old tyres.

Of course, the tyres still had reinforcing, fibrous nylon cords, but during that period, no one had time to remove these.

Hence, raw cord soles were born - tough, resilient and waterproof for soldiers.

Final Word

So there we have it!

Now that you are armed with the right information, go ahead and purchase your next pair of shoes!

However, this time, check the soles!

If you would like to know more, get in touch today.

In the meantime, check our range of comfortable shoes.

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