Technologies

Nothing is more important than the safety of people in their day-to-day work! uvex's Protecting People philosophy means we are constantly developing our products using pioneering technologies. The objective, the combination of protection, wearer comfort and factors such as weight, climate and fit which all help minimise the onset of fatigue.

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.

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.
tape measure going around the widest part of the foot

uvex multiple fit system

A multiple fit system for safety shoes means that a single shoe model is offered in different width fittings for the same size. These different fits are based on the measurement of the widest part of the foot. A measurement can be taken of either the circumference of the foot at the base joint of the big toe and the base joint of the little toe, or alternatively the width of the foot at this point (projection). To take this measurement easily, a special manual measuring device (Mondopoint measuring device) can be used, similar to the tools found in shoe shops. This will determine the shoe size as well as the required width.

The classification of sizes and the corresponding measurements are detailed in the table below (all measurements in mm):

If you have any questions, contact uvex customer service at safety@uvex.co.uk

 

uvex sizes and measurements
uvex shoe sizeFoot lengthWidth 10
Circum.
Width 11
(standard)
Circum.
Width 12
Circum.
Width 14
Circum.
35217

216.5

22.5228.5240.5
36225221227233245
37232225.5231.5237.5249.5
38240230236242254
39247234.5240.5246.5258.5
40255239245251263
41262243.5249.5255.5267.5
42270248254260272
43277252.5258.5264.5276.5
44285257263269281
45292261.5267.5273.5285.5
46300266272278290
47307270.5276.5282.5294.5
48315275281287299
49322279.5285.5291.5303.5
50330284290296308
51337288.5294.5300.5312.5
52345293299305317
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