For the Spring 2020 season, HYTEST Safety Footwear will debut the FootRests® 2.0 Tread Hiker and Mission Zipper Boot: two new light industrial styles that deliver on- the-job grip protection, and comfort, available now on

HYTEST works to bring safety and dependability to those who work in some of the toughest environments. With comfort and protection top of mind, the FootRests® 2.0 franchise has introduced key technologies to enhance breathability, slip resistance, support and all-day stamina.

As an extension of the original comfort platform, the FootRests® 2.0 Tread Hiker features abrasion resistant TecTuff material, a nano, non-metallic safety toe, a lightweight Xergy® anti-fatigue foam midsole to absorb shock and return energy, and the new FootHolds® enhanced rubber outsole - an oil and slip resistant outsole to enhance worker productivity and safety in high-slip areas.

The FootRests® 2.0 Mission Zipper Boot is an athletic-inspired duty boot that’s uniform-ready and provides all-day comfort. Highlighting the lightweight and breathable fabric with minimal seams to breakdown or tear, this boot features the same Xergy® and FootHolds® technology found in the Tread Hiker, while also offering an easy-on, easy-off zipper.

“Our consumers work hard every day to support their families,” says Karry Johnson, VP/GM of HYTEST, “HYTEST is dedicated to equipping them with the resources they need to get the job done - from the boots on their feet to the expert safety knowledge and service we deliver.”

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HYTEST has been paving the way for innovation in safety footwear services and products since 1933. Our extensive distribution network services all 50 states and Puerto Rico to help you put your best foot forward. Our Shoemobile® Service Fleet has grown to over 150 stores-on-wheels delivering products directly to workers. We are committed to developing and incorporating the latest technology in our footwear to protect workers from foot injuries without sacrificing comfort. Wherever workplace conditions present hazards to workers’ safety, HYTEST goes in feet first to show that our reputation is no accident. For additional information, please visit our website,

About Wolverine Worldwide

With a commitment to service and product excellence, Wolverine Worldwide is one of the world’s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport and uniform footwear and apparel. The Company’s portfolio of highly recognized brands includes: Bates®, Chaco®, Hush Puppies®, HYTEST®, Cat Footwear®, Keds®, Merrell®, Saucony, Soft Style®, Sperry

Top-Sider®, and Wolverine®. The Company also is the exclusive footwear licensee of the well-known brands Cat® and

Harley-Davidson®. The Company’s products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in 190 countries and territories. For additional information, please visit our website,