Tingley Rubber Corporation, a leading supplier of protective footwear and clothing, announces improvements and innovations on its flagship line of PVC knee boots now available under the Premier G2™ and Profile™ (pictured above) brands. “Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) has been used to make protective footwear for over 50 years and we wanted to take a fresh look at advancements and innovations that we could bring to this line of products,” said Robert N. Petersen, Senior Footwear Product Manager for Tingley Rubber.
Petersen added, “Advancements in material sciences allowed us to incorporate composite safety toes that not only meet or exceed the ASTM F2413-11 requirements for toe impact and compression, but that do not transfer cold like steel toes.” Additional innovations include incorporation of expansion pleats at the top of the boot that relax up to 1.5 inches to accommodate larger calves. Tingley boots have always had cut-lines so that individuals with larger calves could cut down the height of the boots. According to Petersen, “The expansion pleats allow more room for larger calves without affecting the calf fit for everyone else. Everyone gets the benefit of maintaining the full height of these protective boots.”