Technologies - Safety footwear

uvex x-tended grip

uvex x-tended grip

The uvex x-tended grip technology, based on the latest-generation TPU outsole, guarantees even greater performance in terms of abrasion resistance of the sole and slip resistance on smooth or wet surfaces. The result? Greater safety and stability for the wearer when walking. Less wear and consequently lower costs thanks to a longer service life.

  • 66% less abrasion than EN ISO 20345:2011 requires
  • 33% less abrasion even with double load
  • Optimised slip resistance
uvex x-dry knit

uvex x-dry knit

The unique uvex x-dry knit technology offers unparalleled levels of comfort and keeps feet dry: 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. This is made possible by the intelligent combination of outstanding breathability and the water-repelling characteristics of the innovative uvex x-dry knit knitted collar. Hot, sweaty feet are a thing of the past. Independent tests at PFI Pirmasens have proven the unique performance of the uvex x-dry knit technology.

  • 40x better water vapour permeability than standard EN ISO 20345:2011 requires
  • 17x better water vapour coefficient than standard EN ISO 20345:2011 requires
  • 100% better water penetration than minimum requirement of standard
  • 10x better water absorption than minimum requirement of standard
uvex i-PUREnrj

uvex i-PUREnrj

The future is full of energy with the pioneering uvex 1 G2 safety shoes. uvex’s innovative new polyurethane sole technology—uvex i-PUREnrj—returns the landing energy over the entire sole unit back to the wearer and redefines shock absorption and stability. This makes every day full of energy, with noticeably greater comfort and significantly lower fatigue in the feet:

  • 100% higher energy absorption than specified by the standard EN ISO 20345
  • 66% energy return underneath the heel
  • 59% energy return in the forefoot area
  • 29% higher cushioning after 1000 km use compared to standard polyurethane soles
  • 21% less perceived fatigue compared to standard polyurethane soles 
D3O® Metatarsal protection

D3O® Metatarsal protection

D3O® is a flexible, cellular material made of "floating" molecules. In its raw state, the material is very flexible. However, upon impact, these molecules have the capacity to bind together and instantly (in less than 10 milliseconds) transform into a solid to absorb and dissipates the generated energy. This reaction is not only immediate but also proportional to the force of impact. The greater the impact, the more the molecules will react, providing the best possible protection. After the impact, the molecules will return to their free-flowing state.

  • Excellent shock absorption properties
  • Lightweight: The protective component is thin and lightweight, which does not add much to the overall weight of the safety shoe
  • Soft, flexible and ergonomically shaped material: The protective component moulds to the shape of the foot, giving the wearer great freedom of movement
  • Protection fully integrated into the tongue
uvex climazone foot climate management

uvex climazone foot climate management

Effective temperature control is particularly important in the field of safety footwear. uvex climazone is an innovative head-to-toe climate control system. We have combined our expertise in research and product development with the use of intelligent materials and processing technologies to develop a unique range of climate-optimising safety footwear.

In collaboration with renowned institutes such as the Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e. V. (Test and Research Institute for Footwear Production), Kaiserslauten University of Applied Sciences and the Hohenstein Institutes, we have been researching climate conditions for a long time. Testing methods and devices are being developed that enable a comprehensive and solid measurement of climate characteristics for the first time. Hot or cold feet, as well as discomfort from heavy sweating, can be real problems in the workplace – that's why perfect climate control is especially important for safety shoes.

The feet produce enough sweat during intense physical activity to fill an entire glass of water over the course of a day. uvex climazone draws this moisture away leaving dry feet and creating a pleasant and comfortable climate. This reduces the risk of discomfort caused by blisters, fungal infections or even mild hypothermia.

Electrostatic - ESD specificaction

Electrostatic - ESD specificaction

Controlling unwelcome electrostatic charge is becoming an increasingly important role in industry, as more and more employees come into contact with processes, materials or objects which are sensitive to electro static charge.

It is often necessary to use safety footwear as part of a system to conduct electrostatic charge in such workplaces.

Independent of various measuring methods, volume resistance between 100 kiloohms (1.0 × 105 ohms) and 35 megohms (3.5 × 107 ohms) is still required to fulfill the various relevant norms (e. g. EN ISO 20345, EN 61340).

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uvex 1 comfortable climatic insole top and underneath view

uvex 1 comfortable climatic insole

The uvex 1 comfortable climatic insole provides the foot with full-surface shock absorption and ensures comfort in high-strain zones.

Features of the comfortable climatic insole are:

  • Ultra breathable and moisture-absorbing materials
  • Shock absorption zones support natural foot movement
  • Non-irritating, comfortable upper

The uvex 1 comfortable climatic insole is available in 3 widths: 10, 11, 12. Width 11 comes as standard, whereas width 10 makes the footwear a narrower fit and width 12 a wider fiiting boot or shoe. 

uvex 3D hydroflex® foam insole top and underneath

uvex 3D hydroflex® foam comfortable climatic insole

The uvex 3D hydroflex® foam comfortable climatic insole provides the foot with full-surface shock absorption. Additional shock-absorbing elements around the heel and under the front of the foot to ensure comfort in high-strain zones.

Features of the uvex 3D hydroflex® foam insole are:

  • ultra breathable and moisture-absorbing materials
  • perforations in the tread surface for better ventilation
  • shock absorption zones around the heel and under the front of the foot support natural foot movement
  • non-irritating, comfortable surface structure
  • manufactured according to uvex climazone standards
expanded view of uvex xenova® system showing toe cap and insole

uvex xenova® system

The uvex xenova® system is a comprehensive, completely metal-free safety system to protect the foot inside a safety shoe.

The system consists of three main components:

  • uvex xenova® duo toe cap: The cap sits perfectly without pressure points, thanks to duo component technology. The cap is fully lined with soft, comfortable padding ensuring increased wearer comfort when kneeling and during impacts.
  • uvex xenova® penetration-resistant midsole: The flexible, penetration-resistant xenova® midsole exactly matches the width of the sole. This means it does not let in the cold and is comfortable to wear.
  • uvex anti-twist heel cap: The injection-moulded plastic heel cap considerably increases stability and offers improved protection from ankle twisting.