EXPLORE THE HIGH-LEVEL PROTECTIVE BENEFITS OF THIS TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION
Designed for the harshest work environments, EXTRAGUARD upper technology offers robust protection against mechanical impact, even after months of use or constant wear in challenging wet conditions.
For daily work, when dry, the robust and abrasion-resistant upper material construction is 40 percent lighter than leather.
Due to the low water absorption construction, the upper offers lasting lightness in wet conditions.
The upper hardly absorbs any moisture from the outside even after extensive use or loss of the water repellent finish.
The upper allows significantly faster drying time compared with conventional uppers for professional footwear.
The EXTRAGUARD upper material is easy to clean and does not require specific care products as needed for other conventional uppers.
External moisture cannot penetrate beyond the low water absorption construction layer. The result: reduced conductive heat loss, feet stay dry and comfortable when out in the field.
GORE-TEX EXTRAGUARD safety footwear is durably waterproof thanks to the GORE-TEX lining technology (bootie construction).
GORE-TEX EXTRAGUARD safety footwear keeps feet comfortable in a broad range of climates by allowing sweat vapour to escape.
GORE-TEX EXTRAGUARD safety footwear protects against commonly occurring chemicals.
Robust, waterproof and breathable safety footwear must offer reliable protection in all working and weather conditions. While wearers were looking for increased lightweight and comfort in their safety footwear, they are often facing the dilemma that robust protection often came with the downside of more weight and less comfort. Now for the first time, the new three-layer EXTRAGUARD Upper technology is paving the way for the construction of a new generation of highly robust and lightweight safety footwear. an innovative solution. When dry , the EXTRAGUARD upper material is 40 % lighter than leather, and due to its low water absorption properties, it remains lightweight even in extremely wet and muddy conditions.
Utilities (water, electricity)
Oil and gas
Tested for safety and certified in accordance with EN ISO 20345:2011 for protection level S2 and S3 safety footwear.
Offers protection against commonly occurring chemicals*, in accordance with ISO 13994/ASTM F 903, method C.
*Commonly occurring chemicals include AFFF Fire-fighting foam (3%), sulphuric acid H2SO4 (37%) diesel, and caustic soda NaOH (30%).
Gore Lab Tests:
- Gore static Water bucket test: Boots are submerged at a minimum/at least of 10 cm water level depending on boot style.
- Gore static Rain shower test: Boot is exposed to very heavy rain simulation.
- Gore Walking simulator test: Boots are submerged in 5 cm water and flexed 300,000 times.
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EXTRAGUARD upper technology perfectly fits the GORE-TEX brand’s sustainability commitments.