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The right foot
02/12/2010 | Channel:
Health & Safety, Equipment
It is considered that tiredness could be a major contributor to one of the biggest causes of injury at work - slips and trips – as workers who are tired out and uncomfortable from spending hours on their feet are more likely to become part of the statistic of over 10,000 serious injuries each year from slipping or tripping at work.
That’s why CAT Footwear has been relentlessly researching the effects of ill fitting work boots on the natural gait of the foot and investing time and money to produce footwear that works with the foot rather than against it, making the wearer feel more comfortable and therefore able to work well and work safely, even over long periods of time. The result of this work is Generator, the latest safety boot from CAT Footwear, that incorporates Flexion technology allowing workers to maintain stamina by supporting movement, reducing stress on bones and joints and providing the right level of cushioning and support.
Flexion is an engineered construction that combines a cemented and stitched construction in one unique process resulting in extreme durability and light flexibility. And technological developments from CAT don’t stop there. The Generator incorporates ERGO – ergonomic footwear design – that integrates stability, flexibility and comfort to enhance the natural movements of the foot, respecting the 27 bones that enable us to walk.
Good safety footwear doesn’t just provide protection and comfort though, it has to prevent the wearer from slipping and the new Generator has superior grip just when it is needed. Benefitting from SRX technology – best in class slip resistance – the Generator uses high traction materials and has more ground surface contact because of the formation of the tread pattern, therefore outperforming other slip resistant footwear and exceeding industry standards for slip testing.