10/21/2005

ELTEN GmbH

ELTEN Safety Shoes with Kevlar Sole Technology

ELTEN presents new "Classic Line" series:

The latest technology, elegant design and an attractive price - those are the hallmarks of the new ELTEN CLASSIC-LINE safety shoe series. A total of six new models cover all areas of application and safety classes. From indoor to out-door, from safety sandal to lace-up boot, from S1 to S3 they have it all. Special highlights are the use of a penetration-proof Kevlar® midsole and certification with the SG quality seal, which is awarded only for products which are espe-cially low in hazardous materials.

Certificate of health: ELTEN CLASSIC-LINE with SG quality seal

The models of the ELTEN CLASSIC-LINE series are among the front runners in mat-ters of foot health. Their certification with the SG quality seal for testing safe from harmful substances guarantees that the consumer has a product here which is espe-cially free from harmful substances and which has satisfied extremely stringent crite-ria in independent tests. In these tests all the component parts of the shoe are tested from top to toe and have to satisfy the legal harmful substances limit values for cos-metics or foodstuffs. The SG mark thus confirms that according to the latest scientific findings these shoes do not present a health risk. It also documents at the same time the particular care with which the safety shoes of the ELTEN CLASSIC-LINE series are manufactured.

Tread safely with Kevlar®: the L-Protection® midsole

Also ensuring especial health protection is the new penetration-proof L-Protection® midsole with which all S3 models of the ELTEN CLASSIC-LINE series are provided. Instead of a conventional steel sole an innovative mix of Kevlar and ceramic-coated fibres is used. The new technology works like a bulletproof vest and offers many ad-vantages. As well as considerable weight reduction, the user profits above all from the particular flexibility of the new sole technology. It is much more flexible than any conventional steel sole and is also thermally insulating and breathable. The result is perceptibly more freedom of movement and comfort - combined with penetration pro-tection in accordance with EN ISO 20345, of course.

The particular safety bonus: compared with a conventional steel sole, the new Kev-lar® L-Protection® sole covers a substantially larger safety range. Because conven-tional steel soles usually protect only 85 per cent of the surface of the sole of the foot from the penetration of sharp objects. Because of its flexibility L-Protection®, on the other hand, can cover a full 100 per cent of the surface of the sole, thus guaranteeing better protection and at the same time greater comfort for the wearer.

The very latest in comfort

A feature of all the models of the ELTEN CLASSIC-LINE series is that they are pro-vided with many extras for comfort and protection. These include high-quality materi-als from cow hide and breathable reflective textiles and comfortable padding in the leg area. On the inside of the shoe the proven ELTEN COMFORTLINING and a breathable soft-fleece insole ensures an especially good foot climate. And the biody-namically shaped ELTEN b-dynamic insertable insole and the modern two-layer po-lyurethane sole with the ELTEN AIR energy absorption system guarantee a firm footing.

All these together add up to the very latest in foot protection technology. And indeed all the models of the ELTEN CLASSIC-LINE series already conform to the criteria of the new European standard EN ISO 20345 S1 to S3.