The 2019 WAA Ultra gaiters are essential for any race in the desert, developed especially for the MARATHON DES SABLES, they are worn by 80% of the finishers.
It keeps the sand out of the shoe, in any situation. The new model is reinforced at the front, offering better resistance to friction and a longer lifetime.
The fine and stretchy fabric offers the best possible combination for optimal comfort and breathability.
With their scratch closure on the top, they can easily open to remove the shoes quickly while keeping the gaiters.
- Total recovery of shoes
- Velcro strips provided: to be put by yourself or by a shoemaker
- Reinforcements at the front
- Scratch to remove the shoe without removing the gaiter
- Gaiter weight: 47g
- One size fits all (35-49)
Advice for the installation of gaiters
The ideal is to go to a shoemaker with experience, who can both sew and glue the gaiters on the shoes.
If you want to do it by yourself, here are some information:
The installation of the gaiters must be done on a clean and dry shoe.
Position the black scratch (supplied with the gaiters) on the shoe and cut the exact length, that is to say, that there should not be a double thickness of the scratch because the overlap of the 2 edges prevents gluing.
Draw a line on the shoe that will guide the scratch. This trait is only a reference.
WARNING! The line between the back and the front of the shoe should be straight and should not follow the shape of the shoe which is curved.
Possibility to position the scratch temporarily with pins.
Fix the scratch either by gluing it or by sewing it.
If the scratch is stuck: the operation is delicate and irreversible.
Use a gel glue as it is easier to use.
Apply the glue on the entire surface of the scratch and the shoe using a spatula so as not to overflow.
Position the scratch on the shoe.
Support the scratch by exerting pressure, both inside and outside the shoe so that the entire surface is well glued. Allow the glue to dry (time indicated on the glue tube).
Check that this band does not move.
Good luck for this work a little bit delicate but that will bring you comfort during your race in the desert