MORE THAN STANDARD
We want you to work safely and in optimum comfort in our shoes. We therefore employ our entire expertise. And more besides: We work together with universities and medical specialists to develop innovative technologies − and design our models in such a way that they are optimally aligned with the demands of today’s workplace conditions. Be it indoors or outdoors, on hard, smooth hall floors or slippery, unstable ground. Irrespective of cold, heat or moisture. For safety and comfort that often exceeds the usual standards.
FORWARD THINKING IS
AN OBLIGATORY –
IT‘S NEVER EARLY ENOUGH
A company that rests on its laurels is sure to fall behind. This philosophy forms the basis of the innovative spirit you have experienced with ELTEN for decades. Thanks to many of our own developments, we have always been able to set new standards in occupational safety. Ground-breaking innovations such as ERGO-ACTIVE, SAFETY-GRIP, BIOMEX PROTECTION© or BIOMEX DYNAMICS have been created by our own development experts in cooperation with universities, high-tech research facilities and medical specialists from established sports medicine institutes. We are already working on ambitious visions of the future such as the “intelligent“ dynamic safety shoe.
OUR SOLES, OUR FIELD OF EXPERTISE
A decisive criterion fort the safety and well-being of a shoe-wearer is the quality of the outsole of his shoe. Material, tread depth and tread design must be in line with the respective application area. Numerous variants are possible here − depending on the peculiarities and specific conditions of a workplace. We help you to find the right sole so that you are perfectly equipped for your work.
ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR FEET,
ALL THE BEST FOR YOU
Many people develop foot problems during their lifetime. It is often unnecessary to seek orthopaedic treatment for these. However, pain certainly draws attention to them, also whilst at work. Our personalised semi-orthopaedic insoles for safety shoes can provide help in such cases, before minor issues become orthopaedic problems. However, if an orthopaedic complaint has developed then special orthopaedic insoles or inserts are essential. In case of doubt always seek advice from the treating physician.
Quality makes the subtle difference. High quality materials make a sustainable contribution to well-being and to the longevity of the shoe–one good reason why we only work with selected partners, who make these materials available to us for the production of our products. We work with leather and high-tech materials, which satisfy the maximum demands.
We work together with the leather tannery Heinen in Germany. Here, top quality leather is produced according to the highest social and ecological standards. By purchasing safety shoes produced from Terracare® leather, you actively support the reduction of CO2-emissions.
Cordura® is a high-quality fabric woven with polyamide fibers. This material is very light and breathable. Thanks to its extreme tear and abrasion resistance, Cordura® is very suitable to be an upper material. In addition, it is dirt- and water-resistant and dries quickly.
NOMEX® by DuPont™ is a high-strength fibre made of a patented mix of 95% NOMEX® and 5% KEVLAR®, high-strength aramid. NOMEX® offers optimum flame resistance, heat protection and chemical resistance. It is selfextinguishing, will not melt nor drip, its fire resistance is not affected by cleaning.
We use high-quality textiles with exceptional characteristics when it comes to moisture absorption and release. Our inner linings are skin-friendly and achieve a long service life.
Optimal absorption and release of moisture by way of a breathable lining. The microfibre spacer fabric effects a capillary action for significantly better moisture transport. The 3D structure is thermo insulating and the pump effect ensures high air permeability and breathability.
THE RIGHT FIT
The number one rule when selecting the right shoe: It must fit! This is even more important with shoes that are used daily and for many hours at a time – work shoes. If the foot protection gives cause for complaints because the fit is wrong then it may end up left on the shelf. If the shoe is worn despite this then painful or tired feet become a distraction during work, potentially also posing a risk to safety – for both the wearer and their colleagues. ELTEN has therefore set itself the target of providing all workers with safety footwear that fits them perfectly, regardless of age and gender.
Safety risks at the workplace need to be avoided at all times – also for the feet. Comfortable safety shoes are an important part of PPE. But how can the perfect shoe make it onto the foot? The answer: by a technically high end measuring system and the thus gained recommendations for foot protection with optimal fit. And exactly in this area we have researched and developed intensively.
ELTEN SAFEGUARD offers space for individuals whose feet are not only very wide but also particularly voluminous. With a spacious ball dimension, a particularly wide toe cap and extra space in the instep, they offer sufficient space for all those who live with larger feet.
EVEN MORE COMFORT
Comfort is a decisive criterion when selecting the right safety shoe. The level of concentration at work can be massively influenced if the wearer does not feel comfortable in his shoes or if these even cause pain. And of course, that distraction can lead to accidents. Uncomfortable shoes are unpopular. We therefore ensure not only the safety of the shoe wearer but also the maximum possible comfort and well-being.
To ensure that the shoe feels perfectly comfortable, ELTEN has come up with something special: a built-in chassis with integrated heel cap for greater stability in the sole and heel area. It increases the height of wearer‘s foot slightly with a simultaneously flatter appearance of the outsole in the heel area, thereby also improving wear comfort. Furthermore, the shoe also has a more feminine look. The chassis is not visible, but is instead permanently integrated inside the shoe.
What else do we have up our sleeve? Everything required for foot protection! There are workplaces with something more – namely their very own risk. Because they are electrosensitive or thermally challenging. Or because the feet need to be protected against the dangers of cutting, twisting on awkward grounds and other special hazards. We have also developed the perfect shoes for this.
In metal-sensitive work places especially high demands are made to employees‘ workwear. For instance, for work at security gates or in the vicinity of induction loops of the kind used at airports or in industry completely metalfree safety shoes are a basic requirement. There safety shoes with metal components like steel caps or soles would interfere with sensitive metal detectors. A composite toe cap and plastic eyelets or fabric lace parts are used in place of the usual metal fittings.
A cut-resistant interlining stops materials with sharp edges from reaching the foot. The material consists of the following traits: shape-retaining, high tear-resistance and large flexibility. The result is cut-resistance and high-protective effects against mechanical risks.
EVEN MORE SAFETY
Foot protection from ELTEN: That means safety according to European standards–and protective equipment, the components of which cater precisely for the various potential hazards in the workplace. Naturally in accordance with the latest technology and certified according to protection classes 1, 2 and 3. However, good foot protection must fulfil further criteria.