When Safety and Sports Shoes Meet.

When Safety and Sports Shoes Meet.

Supertouch, PPE specialist, in partnership with Aimont, is now stocking Vigorex safety footwear, featuring BASF’s revolutionary ‘Infinergy’ technology.

Originally designed with athletes in mind, the Vigorex sole provides heightened shock absorption, and optimised comfort and cushioning. In fact, out of the top ten athletes in the last New York marathon, seven were wearing shoes fitted with Infinergy sole technology.

However, it’s not just those in the sporting world that spend many hours on their feet. For example, research has found that those operating in fields such as logistics, could be walking up to 20km a day on average, putting extreme pressure and wear and tear on their feet over time. With this in mind, the high performance Infinergy material was introduced to safety footwear through the Vigorex sole, with workers from across a variety of sectors now able to reap the benefits.

Thanks to its unique cell structure, the soles are not only extremely lightweight but also combine the mechanical properties of elastic materials, resulting in anti-fatigue, giving off a ‘rebound effect’ whereby the shoes dampens shock impact and return the expended energy back to the wearer. The sole greatly outperforms commonly used materials such as EVA and PU, with a 28 per cent increase in shock absorption and a 100 per cent energy rebound improvement. Enhancing comfort, durability and flexibility, the Vigorex soles offer a real differentiator to the traditional safety shoe market.

Stephen Beresford, Strategic Marketing Manager at Supertouch commented: “We all know the importance of safety in the workplace, but comfort should never be underestimated within a productive working environment.”

Uncomfortable footwear can cause a whole host of long term problems, such as lower back ache and circulatory issues. However, introducing the innovative Vigorex soles to safety shoes marks our ongoing commitment to providing our customers with the latest in world leading PPE and we hope that our customers love them as much as we do.”

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