On your feet all day, walking around on hard concrete or stone surfaces, and still doing the best job you can. To make this possible you need a safety boot that optimally relieves loads and supports your foot. The new ULTIMATE IMPULSE LOW from ALBATROS® is a high-performance safety boot providing ultimate comfort when walking and received the 2019 iF Design Award.
One of the features that makes this safety boot unique is its innovative ELASTIC FIT comfort collar. ELASTIC FIT is an elasticated knitted collar made from extremely flexible textile fibres that make the boot feel more like wearing a sock. This guarantees maximum freedom of movement and wearing comfort whilst providing optimal protection against the ingress of dust, dirt and small parts. It’s the perfect fit for you!
It’s not just the collar that’s made from an innovative knitted fabric, though. The entire shaft of the ULTI-MATE model is made from SAFETY KNIT®. This is a highly flexible and breathable fabric made from durable synthetic fibres from ISM. TPU reinforcement in the toe cap and heel areas give the boot additional protection against external influences.
The new ULTIMATE model is intended primarily for workspaces where an especially lightweight, flexible and extremely comfortable safety boot is required. Activities where the wear is on their feet a lot, needs plenty of freedom of movement and would like to avoid any unnecessary weight be put onto their feet. This includes activities in logistics and transport companies, trade show and stage builders, industrial production facilities, but also skilled manual work. The design will certainly appeal to anyone who would like to make use of this boot both at work and in their leisure time and is open to the idea of an innovative safety boot.
The ULTIMATE IMPULSE LOW has not only innovative features and the ultimate level of comfort, but also an outstanding design. This fact was confirmed by the independent international jury of 67 design experts when selecting the winners of the 2019 iF Design Awards, giving this model the award in the industry/tools product category.
“the new ULTIMATE model is intended primarily for workspaces where an especially lightweight, flexible and extremely comfortable safety boot is required”
Just like the models of the successful dual.IMPULSE® range, the ULTIMATE also comes with an IM-PULSE.FOAM® midsole in two different densities. One layer provides good shock absorption, the other stabilises. IMPULSE.FOAM® returns up to 55% of the energy used to the body with every step while also ensuring maximum shock absorption, outstanding stability and long-lasting comfort.
The intelligent design of the sole with a heel height of 10 mm works optimally together with the biomechanics of the wearer and supports natural pronation. The innovative structure of the IMPULSE.FOAM® means that it stores the energy of the step and releases it again when the load is removed. This allows the full potential for energy absorption and release to be exploited for produce real power.
Perfect contact with the ground is ensured by the non-slip, wear-resistant and heat-resistant up to 300 °C (HRO) rubber outsole in the heel and forward areas of the foot which experience the heaviest loads. Since the rubber does not solidly cover the entire base of the shoe, wide flex notches ensure optimal flexion and reduce the overall weight.
All models in the dual.IMPULSE range have a fibreglass toe cap and metal-free, flexible FAP® anti-perforation protection. They meet ESD requirements and have a breathable inner lining. The anatomically shaped moisture-regulating ALBATROS® comfit®AIR inlay sole with non-slip textile surface provides additional comfort. The comfit®AIR elevates the heel and ball area as well as arch support to support the natural position of the foot in the boot. This relieves the load on the foot and stimulates muscles when walking.
The ULTIMATE is available in the colours olive (ULTIMATE IMPULSE OLIVE LOW, S1P ESD HRO SRA) and black (ULTIMATE IMPULSE BLACK LOW, S1P ESD HRO SRA). Both models will be available from March 2019 from selected specialist retailers in sizes 38 – 47 and perfectly complement the dual.IMPULSE range together with the new LIFT GREY IMPULSE LOW, S1P ESD HRO SRA.
Its perfectly fitting upper material made from AFETY KNIT® with the ELASTIC FIT comfort collar and unique lacing system makes the ULTIMATE IMPULSE LOW the perfect boot for demanding wearers. The light-weight dual.IMPULSE midsole provides outstanding energy return, shock absorption and stability, while the award-winning slip-on design with an extravagant lacing system makes the boot ultra comfortable to wear. Once you’ve tried it, you will never want to use any other boot for your work again.