HIGH STRENGTH AND GRIP
From the ingenious intuition of using the same technique used to make tyres for soles for footwear came the first Vibram® branded rubber soles and the famous Carrarmato design that revolutionised mountaineering and the world of footwear, guaranteeing unprecedented performance in terms of scuff resistance, traction and grip.
The secret of Vibram®’s performance is the optimal combination of Design and the use of exclusive rubber compounds. For over 80 years, Vibram® has been supplying the market with the most advanced, high-performance soles. Vibram® designers work in conjunction with the Vibram Tester Team, our sole partners, as well as with biomechanical institutes to provide performance soles that are always at the cutting edge.
Vibram® soles are required to pass 3 levels of testing before they reach the market.
The first level of testing is carried out in the laboratory, in a controlled environment, with verification of the physical-mechanical properties that are handled using machines to test for the following:
- ✔ Slip resistance
- ✔ Abrasion resistance
- ✔ Degree of elasticity
- ✔ Degree of hardness and density
The second level of testing is carried out by the Vibram® Tester Team directly in the field, outdoors and in the most extreme conditions to test the following:
- ✔ Soles
- ✔ Designs
- ✔ Compounds
The third level of testing is an indoor test based on scientific protocols (‘in-vivo’) to test the performance of the compound in terms of reliability and comparison with other compounds that have already been tested and are considered reliable using a flat sole design.
Vibram® is designed for use in a wide range of occupational and safety environments and provides a high level of grip and durability with excellent heat and tear resistance.
The design guarantees:
1. An extended contact area for Grip on floors under special working conditions
2. Reinforced lugs for stability and durability
3. Oil drainage channels for improved Grip and Safety
U-Power safety shoes with Vibram® soles are your guarantee for safety in the workplace!