OLIVER Footwear has released a new range of emergency services footwear that addresses the specific challenges of rural and urban fire services, emergency rescue services and similar workplace specific requirements.
The range consists of two new generation Structural Fire Fighting boots and two ‘soft toe’ Emergency Services boots.
Both styles feature the Oliver SOFTtrac dual density nitrile rubber soling system, which uses two layers of expanded rubber cells to provide a level of comfort previously unknown in rubber soling.
This sole is heat resistant to 300°C, is resistant to most chemicals, mineral oils, acids, alkalies, animal fats and oils, and has superior resistance to cutting and abrasion.
The two new generation Type 2 Structural fire fighters boots include a 200mm high-cut, lace-up firefighter boot (Style No 25-395) and a 250mm high pull on turnout structural firefighter boot (Style No 25-396).
They both feature the new high-impact alloy toe-cap, which is 40% lighter than traditional steel protective toe caps with the wide profile NATUREform shape.
The Comfort cushion impact absorption system with Poron provides the heel and ball of the foot with superior cushioning and shock absorption, while the water proof leather and Sympatex water proof liner ensures that feet are kept dry and comfortable over long working periods in wet and damp conditions.
Both offer scuff toecap protection and include a flame resistant high visibility reflective tape strip for visibility in smoke laden or similar environments, together with further protection from the STEELflex internal stainless steel penetration resistant sole plate.
These two styles comply with the requirements of Australian and New Zealand Fire Fighting Footwear Standard AS/NZS 4821.
In addition, there are two further style choices - a 150mm high lace-up, mid-cut boot (Style No 85-345) and a 200mm high lace up, hi-cut boot (Style No 85-365), which can be supplied either with or without safety Type 1 protective toecaps.