BESTARD Alfabia Trekking Junior A very light, comfortable and attractive waterproof boot for both smaller children as well as for young people (size 27-39). Using only high quality materials such as natural leather, Gore-Tex lining and Vibram rubber outsole, the Alfabia is a, perfect choice both for use in the mountain, in the nature in general as well as a daily boot during the wet and cold part of the year Water-Repellent Split leather and Mesh/ Synthetic rubber
Split Suede Hide is usually split into several layers. The dermal layer just below the grain is the layer we cure for our split suede. We choose only the highest quality split leather, which has undergone sophisticated treatments to impart extra toughness and an extraordinarily fine finished surface. In its thinner versions, it is an excellent choice for breathable hiking and outdoor boots where lightness, flexibility and softness are a priority.
For all our robust and tough Mountaineering and Trekking boots we only use extremely high quality split leather from the prestigious Perwanger tannery. Situated in the middle of the Tyrolean Alps, it has been manufacturing high quality leather since 1780, and has become a benchmark of what is today’s absolute best choice for mountain boots. Their process still uses artisan techniques, and each and every leather is submitted to strict quality controls at each working station during the complete process, in order to be sure they keep meet our demanding requirements of water-repellence, durability and high quality finish.
Our mesh is a soft and comfortable technical fabric, highly breathable, lightweight and with good resistance against abrasion.Gore-Tex® Extended Comfort
Gore-Tex® Extended Comfort
GORE-TEX® Guarantee for water-proof and breathability
Bestard is the Spanish brand which has been using Gore-Tex-lining in mountain boots the longest. Thanks to our close relationship with W.L. Gore during these last 20 years, we have managed to manufacture boots with a unique combination of being durably water-proof on one hand, and efficient in expelling the humidity created inside the boot on the other.
The secret behind this optimal result is not only the use of the Gore-Tex-lining itself, but in the careful selection of high-performance materials combined with careful and meticulous methods of manufacturing our boots, a system learnt through many years of experience and small day-to-day improvements.
The Gore-Tex-lining is a system by itself, whose principle component is the waterproof membrane made of stretched PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) whose breathable surface consists of millions of micro-pores.
Due to the possibilities arising from the use of different functional layers of the lining, there are different Gore-Tex linings with different performances available. All of them, however, are waterproof and breathable.
In this particular boot we use a version with the following characteristics:
Gore-Tex® Extended Comfort
All-year indoor comfort and outdoor protection
Extremely breathable to prevent feet from overheating
Optimum heat conductivity and excellent moisture management ensure all-day climate comfort inside the shoe
Durable waterproof protection stops moisture from seeping in
3. Outer material
4. GORE-TEX® membrane
5. Polyester functional inner lining
6. Inner linning
7. Water vapour (sweat)Midsole
The level of rigidity of a boot depends mainly on its midsole.
We use six different Bestflex midsoles made from different materials, giving our boots five different levels of rigidity and flexibility, each ideal for its intended use.
The midsoles marked with a ‘+ P®’ are aditionally lined with PORON® Performance, which gives the boot a high energy return and excellent impact absorption for the complete life of the boo (for more information, see: PORON® Performance)
Bestflex 1 / Super Flexible
This is our most flexible midsole, and is therefore used in light shoes where the day-to-day comfort is the most important feature, and where the use is limited to travel, lighter hiking and urban use.Footbed
High density footbed which helps to keep the feet dry and to avoid early fatigue of feet and muscles. Thanks to its capacity to mould itself around the foot, the complete foot finds support and effective shock-absorption at each step.
Lined with strong Cambrelle®, the footbed prevents the build up of fungus, bacteria and offensive smells. It also helps to keep the feet dry thanks to its capacity to absorb humidity, to its breathability and its quick drying.The human foot is a complicated work of engineering, creating an infinite number of different sizes and shapes, making the task of manufacturing a well-fitting boot suiting everybody quite a difficult one. Therefore we make boots which reflect, as much as possible, the differences in peoples feet as well as in the intended activity. To do this, we use a number of different lasts which have been carefully designed and developed in order to fit the largest number of different foot-shapes possible.
Standard last with medium width, designed according to the general morphology of children's feet Vibram® Paw Kid
Compound: Vibram CSTREK
TRACTION AND CONFORT
Optimum balance between Traction and Durability
Reliable on uneven grounds, good underfoot feedback
Provides stability and walking comfort
1. Large contact toe for GRIP PERFORMANCE
2. High profile lugs for TRACTION ON UNSTABLE AND HEAVY GROUND
3. Vibram XSTREK compound, provides TRACTION and COMFORT
4. Toe bumper for FOOT PROTECTION and GRIP
5. Undercut heel for SECURE BRAKING
6. Vibram OCTOPUS sucker-like lug to provide EXTRA-GRIP
Weight 570 grs / par (Size 31)