Whether it is the design, shoe manufacturing, leather, size and fit, soles or shoe care – you will find out everything you need to know here.
Checking, selecting, measuring, cutting, sewing, lasting, tweaking, polishing ... 150 stages made up of hundreds of steps, which are performed by experienced specialists, coupled with complex designs and state-of-the-art production processes. This is how premium footwear featuring the highest standards is created.
As the foot performs a rolling motion when walking, it bears your weight in various areas and thus changes shape in doing so. The hallmark of a perfect-fitting shoe is that the toes and the foot itself have enough space within the shoe throughout this rolling motion and that the heel experiences sufficient grip. When a shoe fits, the heel does not slip out of the back of the shoe, and the shoe sits so perfectly in the midfoot area that the foot is supported – and is unable to slip forwards – hence the shoe pinching.
Consumers often only pay attention to whether they like a shoe and whether it fits well. What is inside the shoe should also be a decisive factor: the shoe lining is often underestimated when buying shoes, despite being a key factor when it comes to comfort and health. Below we will explain the various types of shoe lining, their uses and the importance of shoe lining when it comes to your well-being.
The combination of high-quality leather and our innovative Sioux-Tex climate membrane will give your feet that “feel-good” feeling: whilst moisture and vapour are quickly wicked away from the shoes, water from the outside has no chance of getting in, meaning your feet are always warm and dry.
Sioux has reinvented the business shoe: we've combined the classic business shoe with our Sioux Natural Move System™. The result is a modern business shoe boasting the same comfortable features as trainers, making them perfect for wearing both in the office and in your free time thanks to their exceedingly soft feel and comfortable fit.
The following 10 tips will give you a practical guide and help you with your next shoe purchase. Besides the right shoe size and width, an optimal fit, skilful workmanship and the use of high-quality materials for the upper, lining and outsole are also important factors when it comes to quality and selection. We want you to stay feeling comfortable in your shoes for as long as possible.