The Heckel SUXXEED boot out performs on Snowdonia

Heckel launches its latest range of safety footwear to the UK. Heckel, part of the uvex group manufactures personal protective equipment (PPE) for extreme applications, perfectly complements the company’s already successful range of safety footwear. Designed to withstand the rigors of demanding industrial environments, the Heckel range delivers sporty, lightweight and technically sound footwear without compromising style or comfort.

The fast selling Heckel SUXXEED is a new metal free product ideal for an array of environments including manufacturing, service and logistics sectors, fit out as well as workers operating in warmer or humid environments. The attractive range consists of a boot and two shoes; all extremely lightweight and featuring a water resistant hydrosuede leather upper and highly slip resistant double density PU sole; a trademark feature of Heckel’s innovative rubber processing sole technology. One boot and shoe feature a metal free penetration resistant midsole.

Well suited to those working outdoors, with the deep, self-cleaning tread, reinforced sides and stable ankle support system, this range is ideal for use in demanding environments. uvex employee, Louise Newland decided to put the Heckel SUXXEED to the ultimate performance test and see how well the SRC boot would withstand the tough terrain of Snowdonia, over the course of a six hour team walking expedition.

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Following the challenging miners trail an eight mile, 2372ft accent, Louise had every expectation the ground would be hard going and to add to the experience heavy rain had been forecasted. In terms of technical performance, Louise required a boot that would provide high slip resistance, shock absorption and that was, of course, thoroughly waterproof!

When asked for a short statement following the climb Louise sounded positive, “Part of the climb included rock climbing up a cliff face and even with this endurance test the boots remained comfy, sturdy and slip resistant. The route back down was just as intense, with a lot of high impact exercise. We were on our feet for approximately six hours and at no point were the boots uncomfortable, heavy or irritable. In fact they proved to be amazingly comfy and got me through the challenge – with dry feet!”

The Climate Airmesh lining effectively keeps the foot dry, due to the high absorption and quick-drying capabilities, providing excellent ventilation and allowing the foot to breathe. The Heckel SUXXEED with its soft padded removable insole, offers a cost effective solution for wearers that require exceptional grip, resistance to extreme temperatures, aggressive chemicals and shock protection.

All of these features come as standard due to the innovative material properties and cutting edge technology in which Heckel have specialised since 1970. The quality of Heckel products have been built to withstand extreme conditions, so whether it’s climbing mountains or working in high risk environments wearers can rely on extreme durability and complete protection without sacrificing comfort.

The uvex group

The uvex group brings together three globally active companies under one roof: the uvex safety group, the uvex sports group (with uvex sports and Alpina Sports), and Filtral. The uvex group is represented in 22 countries by 48 subsidiaries but chooses to do most of its manufacturing in Germany. Two thirds of the company’s 2.300-strong workforce (as at 31 July, 2015) is employed in Germany. uvex is a global partner to international elite sport and equips a host of top athletes. The motto protecting people is at the heart of the company’s activities. uvex develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the safety and protection of people at work, in sport and for leisure pursuits.

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