Benefit: Temperature insulation for your feet when working in cold environments.
What is it: Australian Standards 2210.3:2009 Additional Classification. Insulation of Sole Against Cold. Inside of shoe is insulated against cold when put in a cold box at minus 17ºC for 30 minutes.
Where is it: Whole shoe
Benefit: Superior shock absorption under the heel. See 'Cushioning' below for more details.
What is it: Australian Standards 2210.3:2009 Additional Classification. Energy Absorption of Seat Region. Passes the test for shock absorption under the heel.
Where is it: Under the heel
Benefit: Provides a secondary source of electric hazard protection if stepping on live electrical circuits, electrically energised conductors, parts or apparatus.
What is it: USA Standards ASTMF2412 Additional Classification. Electric Hazard Resistant Footwear. No current flow or leakage of current in excess of 1.0mA under DRY conditions when applying 18,000V at 60Hz for 1 minute.
Where is it: Through the sole of the boot
Benefit: Provides sufficient slip resistance to prevent a fall when working on a low friction surface such as oil spilled on metal, or on soapy wet tiles. This is the highest level of slip resistance.
What is it: Australian Standards 2210.3:2019 Additional Classification. Glycerol (oil) on steel floor test. Slip resistance coefficient only heel contact is > 0.13, and slip resistance coefficient with whole shoe flat contact is > 0.18. SLS (soapy water) solution on ceramic tile test. Slip resistance coefficient only heel contact is > 0.28, and slip resistance coefficient with whole shoe flat contact is > 0.32. Slip Resistant with Oil on Metal, and with Water on Tiles.
Where is it: Outsole
Benefit: Protects toes by providing a minimum clearance when something runs over them.
What is it: Australian Standards 2210.3:2009 Standard. Compression test where a 15kN force is gradually applied to the toe, tested by an independent and authorised laboratory and then certified by SAI Global.
Where is it: Toe
Benefit: Protects toes by providing a minimum clearance when a large object falls on it.
What is it: Australian Standards 2210.3:2009 Standard. Tested with a drop strike test machine with a 200 Joule force by an independent and authorised laboratory and then certified by SAI Global. Note that the Australian standard is higher than the US standard.
Where is it: Toe
Benefit: Achieves the highest slip resistance rating (water on tile and oil on metal).
What is it: Trilateral grip tread pattern, incorporating deep channels to maximise surface contact in slippery conditions.
Where is it: On the bottom of the shoe where it contacts the ground.
Benefit: Arch support insole with increased arch support and more cushioning. Removable, and so able to be replaced with orthotics if needed.
What is it: Specially formulated BUNGEE foam formed to cup around the heel and under the arch (thicker under the arch than our normal arch support insole providing more support). Holes distributed from the forefoot and around the arch, combined with channels moulded into the bottom of the insole promote airflow.
Where is it: Inside the shoe, directly under the foot.
Benefit: Provides great energy return over a long period, so that the spring stays in your step no matter how far you walk or run.
What is it: Bouncy elastic sponge material.
Where is it: On the top layer of the midsole.
Benefit: A system of technologies combining to enhance gait efficiency and reduce fatigue to the foot and lower limbs.
What is it: Firm, lightweight sculpted EVA cradle, Full length BUNGEE cushioning and a thermoplastic heel stabiliser.
Where is it: The midsole of the shoe, which is the part under the foot, between the outsole and the upper.
Benefit: Supports the arch area of the foot, and prevents the shoe from bending in the wrong place (in the middle of the shoe). The shoe should naturally bend across the joints in the forefoot region.
What is it: A hardened nylon piece.
Where is it: Placed internally (in the sole) in the arch area of the shoe.
Benefit: Supports the ankle and holds the heel firmly in place, providing excellent stability when the foot first strikes the ground. A firm heel counter is essential for fundamental support and stability.
What is it: Thermal Rubber material that is shaped to match the contours of your heel.
Where is it: Inside the upper part of the shoe, surrounding the back and sides of the heel.
Benefit: Waterproof durable mesh that is also breathable.
What is it: Mesh that has been treated during the manufacturing process to repel water.
Where is it: Upper
Benefit: 200 Joule impact & compression protection. Lighter than steel and provides superior insulation properties. Airport friendly.
What is it: Epoxy fibreglass. Complies with all the Australian standards for Type 1 impact resistance and compression resistance (AS/NZS 2210.3:2009).
Benefit: No abrasive contact points on the upper of the shoe.
What is it: Seamless upper construction.
Where is it: Upper
Benefit: Hard wearing and resistant to scuffing
What is it: Abrasion resistant layer on the surface of synthetic leather.
Where is it: Around the front of the upper.