TERRACARE® - Genuine Leather, Ecologically Manufactured Safety Footwear
Ethically made work boots weren’t all that common just a decade ago. Not as many safety footwear manufactures were interested in creating products that were made in a sustainable way.
But as the next generation of PPE consumers grows more interested in only buying boots or shoes that are not only eco-friendly but ethically produced, the market is now catching up. If you’re looking for your next steel cap boot or safety runner to be environmentally friendly, here are some sustainably-made leather work boots and safety shoes that you’ll feel good walking in.
TERRACARE® is the manufacturing brand of Lederfabrik Josef Heinen which genuine leather products are made in and sourced from Germany.
The Heinen family have dedicated themselves to using and developing ecological tanning methods, which result in lower water and chemical consumption. The tannery produces all the renewable energy it consumes and unavoidable C02 emissions are neutralised through international reforestation programmes. Also, the rawhides used to make the different leather products are farmed in Germany and each hide can be traced to its original farm. ELTEN work shoes & steel cap boots made using Heinen Leather leathers are:
The distinctive look of TERRACARE® leather often has a two-tone effect and natural form, this uneven appearance is not a defect!
TERRACARE® has been specifically produced without a thick layer of protective paint, this way it keeps the natural look and feel of leather, retaining high breathability.
Caring for your genuine leather work boots and safety sneakers
You can use genuine leather polish or beeswax to treat your ELTEN work boots & safety shoes to protect them and treat any scratches etc. There are also protective sprays and gels available for wax-finished leather.
NOTE! Express shoe polishes should not be used for genuine leather work boots or safety shoes. A wrong care product can change the appearance of the leather upper permanently! Read the products' care instructions carefully and treat your pair of safety boots or work shoes accordingly. For any steel cap boots or shoes made with GORE-TEX®, please only use GORE-TEX® approved shoe care products to maintain breathability.