Sheep soles or heated soles: here’s our choice

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If you’re a fan of winter activities, your love for winter probably comes with a non-negotiable factor; that of being warmly dressed to really enjoy it. Among the wide variety of outdoor items available on the market, it can be difficult to make the right choice. Heated insoles are among the most popular items; here we will discuss the reasons and benefits of opting for sheep soles over heated soles.

A question of price

The simplest, most mathematical argument of all: the price. A heated sole will cost you up to four times the price of a sheep sole: while the price of a pair of sheep soles ranges from $ 10 to $ 35, a pair of heated soles hovers around $ 80 to $ 120. In addition, durability does not justify this price difference, on the contrary! The well-maintained sheep sole will last you much longer than the heated sole.

Sheep don’t need batteries

Note also that the heating sole must be recharged. The duration of the heat that the heated soleplate will provide you therefore depends on the life of its battery. Some have a battery life of up to 8 hours, but most will warm you up for about 5 hours. For your snowmobile excursions that extend over the whole day, it is better to plan ahead!

Sensitive feet do not abstain

Some brands of heated insoles will boast of being suitable for people with sensitive skin since they make up their soles only from natural elements … It goes without saying that this argument shines for itself when it comes to sheep soles. Sensitive feet will certainly be served since sheep soles contain no other components than sheep wool! Also, it allows a natural regulation of humidity which reduces the phenomena of perspiration. In other words – it breathes!

Finally, if you are not yet convinced, a wide variety of sheepskin soles offered on the market are entirely handmade and made in Canada. Choosing sheep soles therefore also means, more often than not, encouraging local buying.