uvex sportsline on the winners podium

The uvex sportsline safety shoe range brings together functionality, comfort and style in a lightweight, slim and flexible design. This winning combination also impressed the jury of the German Design Council, with the 8473 model from the uvex sportsline series beating over 5000 entries to claim victory as the German Design Award Winner 2018 in the Industry category.

Equipped with metal-free penetration-resistant midsole and toe cap, the uvex sportsline protects and offers a high level of flexibility when working. The shoe toe area is protected against wear and tear with a TPU scuff cap helping to increase product life especially when kneeling. The uvex sportsline is also suitable for ESD areas due to the bleeder resistor under 35 megaohms and the SRC-certified slip resistance and a lightly indented arch guarantee safety with every step, even on ladders make it suitable in a range of industrial applications. Ultra breathable textile upper and a distance mesh lining provide excellent wearer comfort and a balanced foot climate.

The double-layered polyurethane outsole with shock absorbers in the heel together with the removable, anti-static comfortable climatic insole ensures good absorption and moisture wicking properties which helps protect the musculoskeletal system and promotes good foot hygiene. With the individually adjustable fast-lacing system, the safety shoes fit the foot perfectly and securely with no laces to work loose throughout the working day.

The uvex sportsline is available in three colours in sizes EU 35 to 48 and meets EN 20345:2011 S1 P SRC. The uvex sportsline is the ideal safety shoe for light industry applications such as warehouse, logistics, automotive, aerospace and tradesmen.  

About the German Design Award
The German Design Award is the top international prize of the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present and honour unique design trends. Therefore, every year, top-quality entries from product and communication design are rewarded, all of which are in their own way ground-breaking in the international design landscape. Launched in 2012, the German Design Award is one of the most well-respected design competitions in the world and is held in high regard well beyond professional circles.

The uvex group

The uvex group brings together three globally active companies under one roof: the uvex safety group, the uvex sports group (with uvex sports and Alpina Sports), and the Filtral group (Filtral and Primetta). The uvex group is represented in 22 countries by 48 subsidiaries but chooses to do most of its manufacturing in Germany. Two thirds of the company’s 2,600-strong workforce (as at fiscal year 2016/2017) is employed in Germany. uvex is a global partner to international elite sport and equips a host of top athletes. The motto protecting people is at the heart of the company’s activities. uvex develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the safety and protection of people at work, in sport and for leisure pursuits.

Have any questions? Media contact:

Thorsten Udet
UVEX SAFETY GROUP GmbH & Co. KG
Würzburger Str. 181-189
90766 Fürth
Germany

Telephone: +49 911 9736-1449
Fax: +49 911 9736-1302

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