Chiruca models are versatile with which to complete all the stages of the Camino de Santiago. The shoe must be waterproof because it can surprise a rainy day, and breathable to avoid problems caused by foot sweating, such as blisters and fungal infections.
(8-4-2022). Chiruca offers pilgrims a footwear alternative to traditional hiking boots. These are multifunctional, versatile shoes, with more resistant soles than conventional running shoes with which to complete all the stages of the Camino de Santiago.
Due to the Covid pandemic, the Jacobean Year 2021 has also been extended to 2022 in an exceptional way. A Holy year that will not be repeated for another 5 years, specifically in 2027.
The Xacobeo, also known as the Jacobean Year, the Holy Year or the Jubilee Year, is only celebrated when the festivity of the Apostle Santiago on July 25 falls on a Sunday. This coincidence occurs at an interval of every 5 or 6 years, and sometimes up to 11 years. In addition, only during the Holy Year, the Holy Door of the Cathedral is opened and you can experience the privilege of entering the cathedral through it.
If you have thought about living this experience in an even more special way and traveling the Camino de Santiago during the Holy Year this spring/summer on any of its different routes (French Way, Primitive Way, Northern Way, Via de la Plata…) Chiruca ®, the official Xacobeo 21-22 brand, accompanies you with its footwear and with more versatile and fresh models for the summer season.
Chiruca thinks of the pilgrims, of all those people who are going to undertake the journey of a lifetime, and offers them all kinds of alternatives to face the challenge. For this reason, if the pilgrim is not used to traditional walking boots, Chiruca also offers mountain shoes with more resistant soles than conventional running shoes. They are versatile footwear models with which to complete all the stages of the Camino de Santiago.
The shoe must be waterproof because it can surprise a rainy day, and breathable to avoid problems caused by foot sweating, such as blisters and fungal infections. Chiruca products are made with a Gore-Tex® inner lining that guarantees waterproofing and breathability. With them the pilgrims will have dry and comfortable feet at all times.
In addition to the shoes, Chiruca also has adventure sandals so that at the end of the stage the walker’s feet are refreshed, and to be able to resume the walk the next day with rested feet. The soles of the Chiruca sandals, in addition to providing you with the necessary grip, will perfectly cushion the walks through the towns and cities where you spend the night. Do not forget that these sandals will also be useful for the shower.
Both slippers and sandals must be light, requiring less effort when walking, and also flexible, so that they follow the natural movement of the foot when walking. Boots, hiking shoes or sandals must be made with soles that incorporate low-density materials (polyurethane, phylon, etc.) in such a way that they absorb the impacts that occur during the walking process, avoiding the micro-injuries that can occur if They move to ankles, knees or hips.
Chiruca also advises us on the most appropriate footwear on its website Chiruca Experto en el Camino