Your New Winter Running Shoes

Winter running shoes are the ideal training partner for your fitness goals as the temperature drops. We know the cold is the last thing to make you want to get out for a run. The feeling of cold feet can slow your pace and make you wish you’d stayed in bed. When you’re running in winter, warm, comfortable feet help you stay focused on the finish line. Run your best lap with winter running shoes that encourage happy feet, and reap the benefits of merino wool.



Although you can go for a run in just about any shoes or sneakers, it’s important to have the proper footwear to look after your feet. If you’re just starting out, or you’re a more experienced runner, having the right equipment can help you reach your goals and complete your fitness milestones. Men’s running shoes and women’s running shoes designed to care for your feet will serve you better, and keep you looking forward. 

Having proper running equipment, like winter running shoes, can help to lessen the impact of your steps on your feet and joints. You probably already have a good pair of  winter boots for the cold, but having a proper pair of  winter trainers is just as important. Choosing the right pair of winter running shoes is integral to giving you the motivation to get moving. Maybe you’re training for a race, or trying to keep up with the kids, it’s essential to invest in a decent pair of women’s or  men’s trainers. Whatever the reason you’re running, make sure you have the right winter running shoes to look after your feet in the cold.


  1. Fit - The ideal winter running shoe is cushioning, flexible, and most importantly, comfortable. It is essential your  women’s trainers fit correctly and look after your feet while you run. 
  2. Shock-absorption - The ideal winter running shoes have a thicker heel to act as  shock-absorbing shoes, minimising impact, and a thinner drop at the front to mirror the heel-to-toe movement as you run. 
  3. Barefoot - Your winter running shoes should complement the natural feel of your feet. Think of your winter running shoes as an extension of your foot - they should add an extra layer of protection. 
  4. Arch Support - Adding an insole can help turn your winter running shoes into  arch-support sneakers for even more protection and comfort.
  5. Cushioning - Making sure your running trainers cushion your feet as you run is important to give you that needed boost as you stride. 
  6. Materials - Choosing a pair of cushioned running shoes made from materials which provide comfort and beneficial properties is a must. These properties might include breathability and temperature-regulation, ideal for getting you up and running.
  7. Water Resistance - Whatever weather you run in, and whatever terrain you cover, your winter running shoes need to be able to keep up with you. Winter running shoes can also be worn as  water-resistant trainers made from an insulating material to keep your feet warm and dry. 
  8. Grip - They should also have sufficient grip to help act as stability running shoes over the winter.


Winter running shoes made from materials which protect your feet and provide warm comfort are the best running shoes to look for. Giesswein use  merino wool to provide winter running shoes designed for ultimate comfort. This wool is a super soft  type of wool made by  merino sheep. It’s the ideal material for making  comfortable sneakers and flexible footwear. It’s especially perfect for a pair of winter running shoes, to keep you focused on the path ahead, and not fretting about having cold feet. Some of the benefits of winter running shoes made from wool include:

  1. Temperature-regulating
  2. Moisture wicking
  3. Water-resistant sneaker
  4. Breathable sneaker
  5. Flexible & stretchy
  6. Antibacterial 
  7. Odor-minimising
  8. Soft & not itchy
  9. Machine-washable
  10. Durable 

All of these benefits apply to our footwear made of merino wool. You can even  wash merino wool - so if you need to give your winter running shoes a refresh, you can! These natural properties of this wool make it the ideal material for a winter running shoe.


Having a comfortable pair of winter running shoes can motivate you and get you moving over the colder months. Proper running shoes help to reduce the strain on your body as you run. The Giesswein  Wool Peak is the world’s first merino wool winter running shoe that gives energy back to you. The midsole of this winter running shoe shields the impact of your steps, giving you energy back as you run! Your feet are lightly cushioned with every step so you feel light and agile despite the cold. The rubber sole provides a slip-resistant sneaker to help you navigate the morning frost or the winter mud.

wool peak from giesswein

Made from the most flexible, softest wool, this winter running shoe is designed to fit you perfectly. The twisted merino yarn means these sneakers keep you upright and looking ahead. The temperature-regulating properties of the wool mean that your feet stay cosy and warm. The naturally soft wool is excellent at keeping your feet cosy and warm as you run. It also helps to keep your feet cool and dry even when you work up a sweat, thanks to its naturally breathable properties. The merino inner lining guarantees water-resistance and moisture-wicking, which means water is directed away from the winter running shoe to help keep your feet dry if the rain starts. The odor-minimising quality of the Wool Peak winter running shoe also means no matter how far you take them, your  merino shoes don’t smell

These winter running shoes feature a flexible rubber sole, so your feet are cushioned with every step. That way, you don’t need to think about your shoes, you can concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other. Be prepared for your next winter running outing with the Giesswein Wool Peak, and see how far you get!


Giesswein are a family business specialising in footwear for every occasion. For at-home comfort, you can find  men’s slippers women’s slippers, and  kids’ slippers. We also care about sustainability, so we’re using our  Green Strategy to make sure we align our practices with what’s good for the planet.

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