Originally Posted by Find Finn
The closest Vibram repairshop is 700km from where I live
I understood what you meant and I still think having a sole with the abrasion resistance of an eraser isn't the best thing in the world.
The difference between christy and morflex is the "holes", which is what helps you gain traction and on snow the deeper the better.
I still wonder why I was told, that the boot you linked to higher up, didn't exist and what about the laces?
Sorry, but you still did not understand the difference between abrasion resistance and hardness. I'll try to explain it more properly. Abrasion is the loss of material that results from mechanical action. An abrasion resistance test measures a rubber by a standardized test where the mass loss during exposure to an abrasion cloth is converted to volume loss by measuring its specific gravity. The index is expressed in mm3 where the lower the score, the better abrasion resistance there is. In terms of performance on a rubber sole, the lower the score, the longer it will take for the sole to wear down.
The hardness of a material is the resistance to indentation, i.e. the softness or hardness in terms of how flexible it is; how easily it will bend or indent when force is applied. Hardness does not have any direct correlation with the abrasion resistance of a material. A material with a low hardness score can be just as abrasion resistant as a material with a high hardness score. Generally, in terms of rubber, a softer material will be less abrasion resistant than a harder material, but the basis of a durometer test is simply to measure the hardness. Which is why there is a separate test for abrasion resistance. I wrote that Morflex has the same hardness/softness as a pencil eraser, not that they performed similarly in an abrasion resistance test. A pencil eraser will wear down much, much faster than Morflex.
Cristy is Morflex. Morflex is a compound, not a sole. What you mean is that a Cristy Morflex gives better traction than a Begonia Morflex due to the difference in patterns. This is not uniformly correct. The pattern on the Cristy Morflex will give better lateral traction whereas the Begonia Morflex gives a better forward traction. The lugs on Cristy Morflex is not particularly deeper than Begonia Morflex, but they are self-cleansing and at an angle that improves lateral traction compared to the Begonia Morflex. Which one performs best will depend entirely on the situation.
I'm not sure what you are referring to regarding a boot that you were told did not exist. Are you referring to a dialogue you have had with one of the retailers of Diemme? What were you wondering about regarding the laces? Yes, we offer laces to our retailers, but for logistic reasons they are sold in prepacks of 50. We don't do any direct sales from diemmefootwear.com.