"Multi Paws" for all conditions!
The "Multi-Paws" for your Paleos®!If you already have a basic model of series PaleoBarefoots® ULTRA then you might find this option very useful! These hardly noticeable, soft sole spots make our PaleoBarefoots® suitable for natural soils and also for urban surfaces. Whether on natural surfaces, on rocks, in the city, on tiles, marble ... anywhere, these "Paws" provide maximum grip and safety.
With customary minimalist footwear and usual shoes you will never have experienced such a safe, slip-resistant contact with the ground. Why is that so? Everything we develop here at GoSt-Barefoots is directly determined by our observations and experiences in nature where we use the products - so, naturally, are the Paleos®"Multi-Paws"!
The "sets of Paws" at a glance:
You know best where you're using your Ultras or where you'd like to enjoy their benefits. Choose the Paw version that suits your conditions best. There are three sets of "Paws" which can be equipped to your Paleos for waters, soft, hard and very rocky, natural terrain.
The individual sets of "Paws" differ in arrangement, paw size, material hardness and paw thickness. All versions are very slip-resistant at all conditions on land and also suitable for all water and every conceivable water sports!
► For rather soft soils / excellent for water sports!
► Small, soft Paws, thickness 2.0 mm
► Colours: Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Gray and Black
► For mixed soils / excellent for water sports!
► Medium sized, resistant paws, thickness 2.5 mm
► Colors: Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Gray and Black
► * Standard version of the "Paws"!
► For rocky, natural surfaces / excellent for water sports!
► Large, high-friction resistant paws, thickness 3.0 mm
► Colors: Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Gray and Black
► PU material: elastomer 2K PUR resin
► ISO 868 : 2003 Shore A 65-90
► Tensile strength / elongation at break:
► ISO 37 : 2004: 1.000%
► Tensile strength:
► ISO 34 : 2004: kN / m 24
► Elasticity (BASHORE):
► ASTM 2632 : 1992: 44%
► Abrasion resistance (TABER:
► 1.000 min-1 / H22): 16 mg/100U
► -40°F - 156°F
► Situations: Slip resistance on all kind of polished surfaces
► Usability: Now for all natural soils and slippery urban surfaces!
► (Fitted with "Paws" for rocky terrain even suitable for floors such as concrete or asphalt!)
► Sports: Among other, surfing, sailing, rock climbing, and much more.
► Indoor / Outdoor: No restriction on rather soft natural surfaces!
► Slip Hazard: The unique sole construction prevents slipping!
► Barefoot sensation: depending on the set of Paws from excellent to good
► Sole flexibility: Unchanged flexible and adaptable.
► Comfort: The mesh wraps more snugly and to foot and sole.
► Weight: Barely increased (depending on the size about 20-25g)
► Cushioning: additional 1.5 mm in the stressed areas and on stony ground.
► Grip material: 1000% elasticity, 65 Shore A? (more resistant to abrasion than usual footwear).
► Insulating effect: Additional distance on hard soils in heat and frost.
► Noise: Quiet as a whisper! Even on hard floors completely silent!
► Safety: Increased protection against injury by the combination of spots and chain mail.
Who needs "Paws"?The basic models of the Paleos®ULTRA (DELINDA, ANTERRA and PRONATIV) are already the best form of indestructible outdoor protection on natural surfaces, whether land or water, that they can be. For purists, they provide just the maximum contact with the ground, original barefoot feeling and thus the best conditions for natural movement. But when it comes to man made conditions in urban areas it might be useful to have additional aids.
You don't need "Paws" if: ULTRAs without "Paws" are still ideally suited to natural soils and terrain, and while the addition of "Paws" can bring some benefits, they really aren't necessary if you're predominantly using your Paleos on these surfaces (sand, clay, earth, mud, streams, lakes). The ring-mesh of the Paleo ULTRAs provides the perfect grip for these surfaces. For underwater activity like diving or snorkeling, you'll also be fine without "Paws", though you might find them useful in the boat!
You need "Paws" if: If you're transitioning from water to land - for instance moving surfboards or clambering onto boats, you'll also find "Paws" useful for these and similar applications. If you're a runner or hiker and you sometimes have to deal with hard, stony or rocky ground, or you like to walk around in the city, you'll really appreciate a bit of cushioning and the extended grip security "Paws" provide. Areas inhabited by humans are full of hard, smooth, polished plane surfaces and polished floors! "Paws" not only provide pleasant additional damping, but an amazing grip on artificial surfaces before reaching the park!
Even with the Multi-Paws option....
... they shouldn't be running shoes for paved surfaces! Although ULTRAs can now be used anywhere, and for any application with the additional "Paws", our recommendation is still to gravitate towards natural, variable terrains for running. Asphalt, rough pavement and concrete have always been the worst enemy for tyres, shoes and even the bare soles of the feet. In particular, this applies to metal and our stainless steel chain mail soles. For example, think of snow chains on bare asphalt. These substrates are extremely abrasion intense and only our strongest "Paws" are able to keep up with such high-friction surfaces!
Furthermore, we are convinced that our feet are not designed for intense, sustained loads on hard and flat surfaces. Instead, the biomechanics of our feet lend themselves to varied surfaces and the cushioning of natural terrains. Please read the information that we've collected in the knowledge base, particularly: Barefoot for beginners/transfer passengers!
Wear and tear of the "Paws"Wear and tear is directly dependent on the specific set of "Paws", soil type, temperature, duration and intensity of your activities (walking, hiking, running). The so-called Shore A hardness of the used Paw material is 65-90 much higher as that of conventional minimalists footwear. An exact statement on the actual wear of the paws material is purely user-dependent and therefore difficult to determine.
But... Since the original purpose of the ULTRAs is for preferably soft natural surfaces, waters and watersprots, we are convinced that wear will be negligible. Especially, in buildings on smooth polished floors (such as marble, tiles, wooden parquet, etc.) or on boats, surfboards and the like, the wear will be very low. In contrast to such smooth floors, asphalt and concrete in urban areas are problematic substrates for any type of sole material and only our strongest "Paws" are able to keep up with such high-friction surfaces!
Handling and Cleaning:
Handling and cleaning is no different from regular ULTRAs. The "Paws" are extremely resistant to physical influence. The soles (and the mesh) should be protected from strong solvents and prolonged temperatures above 60°C (156°F). Take a look at how to clean our basic models.
Retrofitting of Paws:
Each Paleo® can easily be retrofitted with "Paws". Even worn paws can be replaced! However, a prerequisite to this is that the chain mail mesh is not damaged. If you send in your ULTRA's to get this done, you'll also have your Paleos® cleaned to a high gloss when you get them back from us. Order add-on "Paws" from the online shop under "ULTRA-accessories".