Demi apparel – items intended for wear in the transitional seasons (fall and spring). Generally, the term applies to shoes and outerwear: boots, shoes, jackets, coats, etc.
Demi - - comes from the French. demi-saison "in the spring or fall, letters. the offseason".
Classical types of children's clothing
the Traditional set of urban children's clothing consists of a jacket, coat or Cape. Clothes for cold autumn or cold spring is sewn from various materials. So, a large group of and coats from natural materials, i.e. leather, wool and derivatives of all of them. This, of course, the luxury option, but we would not advise you to bet on the chic, because all natural materials are famous for their dislike of moisture, which the fall has plenty of that. About suede and not worth mentioning, but even the ordinary well-tanned leather deteriorates, falling under the pouring rain.As for clothing made of artificial fabrics, we are talking about the so-called membrane materials – and this is the best choice, because such fabric is good because it does not absorb moisture and wind, but allow the body to breathe.
Types of demi-season shoes
Important distinctive feature of the offseason is that under my feet is becoming more water and dirt. Any parent knows that puddles attract kids like a magnet, and therefore, the war with wet feet is never ending. No matter how much I ask from the child to not climb in a puddle, the use of these calls is small, so it's best to focus on how to pick shoes that will not get wet.
natural leather Footwear
leather has long been considered the optimal material for demi-season footwear. Of course, modern footwear industry can offer many alternative options – rubber, textile, acrylic, faux leather and suede. However, leather is still better than any of them, it is elastic, durable, allows the skin to breathe, keeps the body warm. Of course, this material repels water, but a special impregnation allows you to cope with this problem.
However, according to experts, an important role in protection of feet from moisture and plays a form of fixing the uppers to the sole. Now use three main methods of connection of the sole and Shoe:
- liquid molding or the kleevo-molding method, its feature is that the outsole is mounted on the finished shoes with the help of special forms. It is believed that this ensures maximum tightness.
- the glue method is widely spoken, it is that the sole is attached to the Shoe with glue. As a rule, the connection is quite reliable, but overlooks the water, so walking through puddles in these shoes is not recommended.
- the kleevo-proshivnye method is used in the manufacture of shoes, in this case has a sewn and attached with glue. This is an unfortunate choice for wet weather because water gets inside the Shoe through the holes.
If you see on the Shoe the Waterproof label, it means that the manufacturer used one of the technologies to make waterproof.
Membrane technology is the latest way to provide inside the boot a constant comfortable temperature at a level of about + 31 degrees Celsius. This result is achieved through the use of lightweight high-tech materials forming the membrane, allowing the foot to breathe. The membrane has many tiny holes that let in water and steam, which gives the opportunity to provide good thermoregulation: the foot does not overheat and does not sweat.
the Perfect solution is to wear a Shoe on the toe of a fabric with addition of synthetic materials. The fact that natural fabrics absorb moisture, do not allow it to evaporate, and it turns out that does not work.
Snoubutss went on sale recently, but quickly became popular. This warm three-layer waterproof boots that can be worn in the snow and in the rain. The top layer of such shoes are made of waterproof hearing of propylene, followed by a layer of thermal aluminum foil and the inner layer is a stocking made of natural felt. In this configuration snoubutss can be comfortably worn in temperatures up to – 40 degrees Celsius. Remove inner warm stocking – and you get a demi-waterproof boots.
Rubber absolutely do not get wet, so some parents consider them the perfect mid-season shoes. The trouble is that they're not meant for long walks: rubber or PVC from which they are made, do not miss not only moisture but also air, so my feet are sweating, worried, tired.
rubber – very cool stuff, so boots must be the insoles. Better if they are not felt, and polyurethane. Also needed extra thick sole and a felt stocking-liner.
The same can be said about popular from Bologna. This material does not transmit moisture, as rubber, but in all other respects it behaves exactly the same: T. E. the foot in the boot is sweating and steamed.