High quality materials make a sustainable contribution to well-being and to the longevity of a safety shoe . ELTEN only works with selected partners, who make these materials available to them for the production of their safety shoes and safety boots. ELTEN works with both, leather and high-tech materials, which meet the demands of todays workplaces.
Animal hide is a material that is produced 100% naturally. Its properties determine the quality of the leather it produces. Significant variations in quality can arise even with the same leather product. Special processes during tanning and finishing can further improve desirable production characteristics. Leather is characterised by its good breathability, longevity, stability of form and simultaneous flexibility. All substances used in the production of ELTEN's leather are subject to strict quality specifications, and in some cases lie well above these. Your health and well-being are very important to us. ELTEN only uses leather from manufacturers who fulfil these requirements.
TEXTILE MATERIALS AND HIGH-TECH FIBRES
Textile materials used in the production of shoes must withstand many challenges. Wear-resistance, longevity, special features such as moisture absorption/release or water-tightness are some of them. They should also be environmentally friendly, free of hazardous substances and skin-friendly. Customers allergic to leather can also play it safe when opting for a pure textile product. They offer greater scope than leather, because they are much more versatile in terms of structure and surface configuration. ELTEN utilises a range high-tech materials from leading international manufacturers.
ELTEN works together with the leather tannery Heinen in Germany. Here, top quality leather is produced according to the highest social and ecological standards. By purchasing safety shoes produced from Terracare® leather, you actively support the reduction of CO2-emissions.
TEXTILE MATERIAL CORDURA
Cordura® is a high-quality fabric woven with polyamide fibers. This material is very light and breathable. Thanks to its extreme tear and abrasion resistance, Cordura® is very suitable to be an upper material for safety shoes and work boots. It is also dirt- and water-resistant and dries quickly.
NOMEX® by DuPont™ is a high-strength fibre made of a patented mix of 95% NOMEX® and 5% KEVLAR®, high-strength aramid. NOMEX® offers optimum flame resistance, heat protection and chemical resistance. It is self-extinguishing, will not melt nor drip, and its fire-resistance is not affected by cleaning.
BREATHABLE TEXTILE LINING
We use high-quality textiles with exceptional characteristics when it comes to moisture absorption and release. Our inner linings are skin-friendly and achieve a long service life.
ELTEN DISTANCE LINING
Optimal absorption and release of moisture by way of a breathable lining. The microfibre spacer fabric emulates a capillary action for significantly better moisture transfer out of the shoes. The 3D structure is thermo-insulating and the pump effect ensures high air permeability and breathability.