Properly-fitting footwear can make a significant difference to comfort, concentration levels and the avoidance of accidents. In addition to ergonomic design, features such as adaptive fit insoles that increase or decrease the space within the footwear can create a customised fit for enhanced comfort.
All day comfort
Ergonomically designed footwear that supports the foots bone structure and natural rolling motion together with lightweight materials, temperature regulation, sweat management, shock absorption and cushioning all play an important role in ensuring footwear remains comfortable throughout the working day.
We understand that the design and quality of materials all have a bearing on wearer experience, in terms of slip resistance, protection and durability. It’s estimated that you’ll walk approximately 115,000 miles during your lifetime (equivalent to circling the globe 6 times!) so its essential that your footwear can perform accordingly.
Footwear that is high performing, comfortable and stylish makes wearing PPE effortless. As a result, safety footwear is more likely to remain where it should throughout the day and employees remain compliant. Remember, workers are more likely to wear, and take care of, superior products, avoiding the problem of non-compliance.
Properly fitting footwear
The best safety footwear should be supple, allowing freedom of movement without discomfort when walking or kneeling and comfortable enough to wear all day. Properly-fitting footwear can make a significant difference to comfort, concentration levels and the avoidance of accidents. In addition to ergonomic design, features such as adaptive fit insoles that increase or decrease the space within the footwear can create a customised fit for enhanced comfort.
Designed for the female foot
Many of our safety footwear styles have been produced using a ladies’ last to mimic the contours of a female foot. Women have a lighter bone weight, with softer and more flexible joints requiring safety footwear that has been manufactured specifically for the shape of the female foot.
Compact anatomical designs with good side and ankle support, along with tread patterns that are designed to mimic and support the natural flow of movement from heel to tee – provide stability and eliminate conflict between the wearer's natural movement and the design of the footwear.
Comfort is extremely important for wellbeing. If the climate of a shoe is optimised so that the strain felt by the wearer is as low as possible or even totally removed, this reduces the mental pressure of being uncomfortable and therefore, reduces fatigue. Ergonomically designed footwear that supports the foot's bone structure and natural rolling motion, together with lightweight materials, temperature regulation, sweat management, shock absorption and cushioning. all play an important role in ensuring footwear remains comfortable throughout the working day. The lighter the footwear and the greater the shock absorption, the less hard the muscles in the foot, leg and back must work, reducing strain and allowing performance to be maintained for longer.
uvex i-PUREnrj technology offers increased stability, very high levels of shock absorption as well as energy-return. The recovered landing energy over the entire sole unit is returned to the wearer providing a boost of energy, greater comfort and significantly lower fatigue in the legs and feet.
Innovative climate management
Effective temperature control is particularly important in the field of safety footwear. 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.
Designed with safety in mind, protective footwear from uvex features slip-resistant soles, anti-twist protection, breathable upper and lining materials, all with comfort at the forefront of the designs. We understand that the design and quality of materials appropriate for the intended environment of use all have a bearing on the wearer experience in terms of comfort, slip resistance, protection and durability.
uvex x-dry knit
The unique uvex x-dry knit technology offers unparalleled levels of comfort and keeps feet dry. 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.
Style meets comfort and safety meets design
uvex recognises the relationship between functional ergonomics and sensory aesthetics. The best designs are those that combine these disciplines, providing practical solutions in styles that excite the wearer. uvex have styles to suit a wide range of applications including lightweight trainers, water-resistant boots, lace-up ankle boots and white hygiene shoes. Our footwear development team work hard to ensure that each model has been designed with four key elements in mind: WEARABILITY for optimal protection, fit and comfort; quality to ensure optimal cost-in-use; and last but not least, sustainability, so wearers can protect both themselves and the planet.
uvex safety footwear - protecting people and the environment
As a family-owned German business, uvex’s sustainable journey started over 15 years ago. Since then, we have committed to improving our carbon footprint by implementing over 300 resource-saving technologies, processes and measures to improve our green credentials, resulting in a reduction in CO2 output by 70%, since 2012. By manufacturing over 80% of our head-to-toe PPE products in our own European factories, we are able to retain total control of design, quality, and sustainable performance.
With an ultra-modern shoe factory in Ceva, Italy, we have set ourselves the challenge of manufacturing technically demanding safety footwear at the highest level of quality and production in Europe and with short paths between development, production and delivery. The plant in Italy is able to manufacture safety footwear extremely flexibly with a very wide range of PUR and rubber outsoles.
In a progressive technology centre at the company's headquarters in Germany, we work constantly on new pioneering ideas for our customers and develop sophisticated innovations. Strict quality management ensures that we meet the high requirements we have set ourselves and our products – all our plants are certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008.