Product reviews/11/22/2023

ISPO Award Winner 2023: Nibelia warm by Dolomite

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Elevate winter adventures with Nibelia Warm by Dolomite – the perfect blend of sustainable design and trail-ready performance.

Stylish trendsetter

Designed with the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts in mind, the Nibelia Warm by Dolomite bridges the gap between function and style, ensuring a seamless experience from mountain trails to urban streets. The shoe's design is inspired by the trail-running environment, boasting features like a 12 mm drop, a dedicated hiking last, and a specially developed hiking sole. While these features champion the shoe's hiking pedigree, its modern aesthetic ensures it's equally at home in an urban setting. “Our main target group is represented by young outdoor enthusiasts, people who go to the mountains seeking joy and well-being. A target group that wants a performative product that is also trendy and contemporary, as they like to have a versatile product”, says Cristina Bonora, Dolomite’s Marketing Manager “As a brand, we have always celebrated the joy of being outdoors, and we want to share that joy with everyone at all times.”

One of the most impressive features of the Nibelia Warm is its integration of Primaloft Gold Eco insulation, an eco-responsible membrane. This ensures optimal thermoregulation, providing both warmth and dry feet throughout activities. Pair this with the shoe's technical textile and TPU layers, and wearers can expect unmatched abrasion resistance, even in the harshest winter conditions. Nibelia Warm employs the Vibram Traction Lug technology, ensuring exceptional grip on every surface, whether icy, rocky, or muddy. “Our athletes are involved in all stages of product development. This is especially important in the crucial field-testing phase, where the footwear is pushed to its limits, and we work on every detail to ensure the best possible footwear in terms of comfort and performance”, says Enrico Pizzolato, Footwear Product Manager.

The versatile Nibelia hiking shoe is available in different colors
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Ideal companion for cold days

Part of the Nibelia family, which offers a range of shoes for summer hikes, the Nibelia Warm stands out as the winter's answer for those eager to experience trails in the colder months. It's an easy-entry model crafted to appeal to the younger demographic, emphasizing Dolomite's dedication to promoting year-round outdoor activities. “The big idea behind Nibelia is to offer young and new outdoor enthusiasts the perfect shoe to practice outdoor activities during the winter. A modern-looking shoe that has all the essential features of a hiking shoe, but at the same time is in line with young people’s tastes and trends. In this way, we encourage young hikers to practice this activity all year round, not just in the summer”, describes Pizzolato the basic idea behind the shoe design.

In fall and winter, the Nibelia is an ideal shoe for hiking.
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Comfort for outdoor use

Italian design's richness is embedded in the Nibelia Warm, where a harmonious blend of tradition and creativity is evident. This isn't just a shoe; it's a testament to Dolomite's commitment to inviting more young outdoor enthusiasts to experience the joys of hiking, regardless of the season. In essence, the Nibelia Warm is more than just a shoe; it's Dolomite's pledge to nurture the joy of being outdoors, driving a new wave of hikers to discover the magic of winter trails. It's time to discover the comfort of the Nibelia Warm hiking shoe.

Vibram Traction lug technology provides enormous grip even on rough terrain.
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What the ISPO Award jury says:

"A contemporary all-season outdoor shoe: The design supports a versatile range of use. The blend of trail-running shoes and hiking shoes is spot on. An added bonus: Exceptional transparency in the materials."
Jury ISPO Award

These features convinced the Jury:

  • Thermal regulating (Primaloft Eco Gold)
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Vibram Traction lug technology
  • Multi-Usage

Product Specifications:

  • Sizes: 3-8 UK (women), 6-13,5 UK (men)
  • Available: Fall Winter 24/25
  • RRP: € 170.00
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