Heckel was founded in 1870 in La Walck, France, and initially manufactured football boots, motorcycle boots and ski boots, eventually specialising in safety shoes. Heckel has belonged to the uvex safety group since 2001 and continues to be managed by it as an independent brand.
Heckel's special strength lies in the processing of rubber for ground-breaking sole technologies using state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. Safety shoes from Heckel prove themselves in the real world; at steel works, on ships and in the mountains, on large construction sites, in trade and in logistics. They are non-slip, withstand extreme conditions and have a strong focus on style. Depending on the requirements, Heckel safety shoes protect the feet against injuries and chemicals, but also against heat, cold and wet.
The sole makes the shoe: MACSOLE® rubber technology
Rubber is prized in many fields for its exceptional properties : grip, durability, elasticity, resistance to abrasion, and resistance to extreme temperatures and harsh substances. Building on its many years of experience, Heckel has developed revolutionary new types of rubber under the MACSOLE® brand. MACSOLE® soles, made from an exclusive mixture of nitrile rubbers developed by Heckel's R&D department, offer unequalled performances in terms of adherence, safety and longevity in the most extreme conditions.
Heat Resistant (HRO)
Only rubber can meet the HRO standard (300°C). Those models equipped with MACSOLE® technology can resist contact with heat as high as 800°C.
MACSOLE® soles are made of unique and exclusive compounds offering unequalled abrasion resistance and prolonging the service life of the products.
The exclusive MACSOLE® rubber formula offers unrivalled grip, far exceeding the requirements of EN 13287.
Guaranteed to keep you dry: GORE-TEX membrane
GORE-TEX membrane possesses microscopic pores 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, but 700 times larger than a water vapour molecule. This unique combination stops water from penetrating the fabric and offers long-lasting waterproofness and high breathability, even during exertion. GORE-TEX shoes keep your feet dry and provide great comfort by allowing your feet to breathe.
The Heckel range
The MACSOLE X range is ideal for those working in demanding environments with exposure to bad weather, extreme cold or uneven terrain. MACSOLE® products are designed to withstand the rigours of tough environments through the use of: GORE-TEX waterproof and breathable membrane to keep feet dry from external elements; GORE-TEX new generation thermal insulation technology for maximum heat retention; and MACOLE® X rubber sole delivers excellent grip. Explore the range
The SUXXEED OFFROAD range has been developed to withstand the demands of those working in rugged outdoor environments such as the building trades. The outdoor design, all-terrain sole and injection moulded polyurethane scuff cap are designed specifically for the demands of those working in more challenging workplaces. Explore the range
The RUN-R range takes its inspiration from the world of road and trail running both for its design and in the technologies and performances it offers. Ultra flexible, excellent slip resistance (SRC), microfibre uppers, quick lace system, metal-free toe caps, extremely low weight and premium hygienic insoles. This range is designed for crafts or tradesmen, warehousing and logistics, public service and light industry workers. Explore the range
The anti-magnetic MACSOLE® ADVENTURE 2.0 range is dedicated to demanding work environments and anyone looking for an authentic outdoor design. Its deep tread, rubber-covered toe cap, lateral support together with its reinforced cast iron ankle support system make it the most versatile range bar none. Explore the range
Designed for the construction industry, work in humid environments or on hot ground, steel making or engineering shops, this range is exceptionally comfortable and capable of withstanding the harshest conditions, due to the MACSOLE 1.0 sole technology. The combination of PU (shock absorption, low weight) and rubber (durable, versatile, slip resistance) provides excellent weather resistance as well as providing sturdiness. Explore the range
The SUXXEED® range is characterised by very good shock absorption and exceptional grip whatever the weather, whatever the surface. Very versatile and totally anti-magnetic, the products in the SUXXEED® range are aimed at the craft industry, logistics, collective services, maintenance and industrial cleaning. Explore the range
For more information on our range of Heckel safety footwear, contact your local uvex representative who will be happy to help: