Ejendals AB, the Sweden-based hand and foot protection specialist, is extending its popular range of JALAS® Zenit™ safety shoes to include six new sporty EVO models. Motivated by increasing demand for work shoes with style and comfort in addition to safety, Zenit EVO models feature a lightweight sporty design with sock-like ergonomic fit and seamless upper for added breathability – all with JALAS’ signature foot protection. These shoes are intended for light to medium-duty industry (indoor and outdoor work), such as automotive assembly, warehouse duties, maintenance, repair and operational (MRO) applications.
“With EVO, we invite workers to ‘step into their comfort zone’ – that state of mind and body where they feel safe, powerful and in total control.”
The evolution of the revolution
“EVO is short for evolution,” says Juho Järvinen, P&I Footwear Manager at Ejendals. “The Zenit line sparked a revolution in comfort and won a Red Dot Design Award in 2010 when we first introduced it to the personal protective equipment (PPE) market. The EVO collection is the evolution of that revolution, but the shoes are really in a class of their own.”
Setting a new standard in comfort
More than a typical upgrade or line extension, JALAS Zenit EVO models set a new standard in allday comfort. They are built on an all-new seven-layer cushioning system that provides an unparalleled level of foot support and protection. Each layer is designed to carry out its own specific function – from the advanced FX3 Supreme insole and PU midsole to the soft yet durable anti-slip RPU outsole. Innovative high-tech materials allow the EVO collection to be softer and 10-15% lighter than previous Zenit models with excellent balance.
Light-knit textiles add breathability
Comfortable performance was a key objective for the designers at JALAS. The slip on, slip off, sock-like ergonomic fit echoes the stretch feel and shape of youthful athletic shoes. The light-knit textile upper facilitates a better flow of air, while fewer seams prevent fraying and an antibacterial liner keeps workers feet feeling fresh.
New L6 Boa® Closure System
Three of the six models feature the latest L6 Boa® Closure System, which comes with stronger coated stainless steel wire as well as quick-release dials. The Boa® technology allows for smooth closure with no pressure points, enabling workers to dial in to the optimal fit. Several of the models are also made available with laces.