Most of the fabrics and finishes we use for the actual shoe are developed and produced by Schoeller. All their products are BlueSign® approved, meaning that everyone in the whole production chain can work in safe and healthy working conditions and that the resources are as environmentally friendly as possible.
These are the fabrics and finishes we use the most, and the possible ingredients shown on the Schoeller website:
keprotec® (high-tensile polyamide, different coatings and finishes, Kevlar®*, Cordura®**)
dynatec® (high-tensile polyamide, elastic monofilaments, Cordura®**)
ecorepel® (paraffin chains. Free of fluorocarbons and therefore biodegradable!)
c_change™ (membrane of polymers)
coldblack® (information is coming)
Our mock suede and our mock leather are both different kinds of microfibre.
The high gloss shoes are polyurethane.
All shoe laces are polyester.
The Eco-OrthoLite® insoles are partly made of biodegradable polyurethane from castor oil, and partly from recycled polyurethane.
The soles of our safety shoes, hiking shoes, London Walkers and sneakers are made of RPU, a hardwearing patented form of polyurethane. The manufacturer is Stemma from Italy.
Our London Walkers have a so-called Energy Gel® pad in their soles, reducing the shock from your foot coming down and lifting your foot a bit extra as you raise it. These pads are made by Arbesko from Sweden. The materials they use are TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) and TR, a synthetic kind of rubber.
The Grip+ soles are made by Solepex from Finland. They combine different kinds of rubber and polyurethane (RPU and TPU) in order to get a sole with maximum grip.
* an aramid (aramids are a group of polymers) patented by DuPont
** group of nylon based fabrics, patented by INVISTA