THE RIGHT FIT
The number one rule when selecting the right shoe: It must fit! This is even more important with shoes that are used daily and for many hours at a time – work shoes. If the foot protection gives cause for complaints because the fit is wrong then it may end up left on the shelf. If the shoe is worn despite this then painful or tired feet become a distraction during work, potentially also posing a risk to safety – for both the wearer and their colleagues. ELTEN has therefore set itself the target of providing all workers with safety footwear that fits them perfectly, regardless of age and gender.
OPTIMUM FIT FOR PROS
Safety risks at the workplace need to be avoided at all times – also for the feet. Comfortable safety shoes are an important part of PPE. But how can the perfect shoe make it onto the foot? The answer: by a technically high end measuring system and the thus gained recommendations for foot protection with optimal fit. And exactly in this area we have researched and developed intensively.
LADIES LIKE IT SLIMMER
Ladies’ feet are different: They are narrower and with a lower instep than men’s feet in the same shoe size. We have therefore developed a ladies’ last for the NOVA-FEMININ range, which takes this into account and offers the right solution for the requirements of the female foot anatomy, with its narrower shape and lower instep. And the L10-range for example also includes safety sneakers with a narrower female fit.
FOR THE SPECIAL CASES
With a number of safety shoes we offer you a comfortable multi-width system, which creates the individually required space for every foot: Through greater volume in the forefoot area. We have also adjusted the toe protection cap accordingly. It has “grown together” with the width and offers effective protection because it also covers the toe area well at the sides, whilst the requisite remaining height is still intact.
WE’VE GOT THE REAL DEAL
ELTEN has been working intensively with research experts for many years now. And that is bearing fruit. For example, the ERGO-ACTIVE system with its various fits was developed within the framework of mutual research work with Tübingen University. Despite being the same shoe size, one in every three feet is somewhat stouter than average, whilst another may be considerably wider. With such deviations from the “average width fitting”, the shoe size is the right length but the foot protection still does not fit correctly. It is too tight and does not fit with the varying width-dependent foot proportions either. If the shoe is worn regardless then the feet become painful. Or the wearer selects a shoe that is too long, which brings with it a risk of tripping. Our answer: the creation of a tailored multi-width system in cooperation with Tübingen University, through which we are able to offer every wearer “their own” shoe.
BIGGEST AND BEST FOOT FORWARD – NO PROBLEM!
ELTEN SAFEGUARD offers space for individuals whose feet are not only very wide but also particularly voluminous. With a spacious ball dimension, a particularly wide toe cap and extra space in the instep, they offer sufficient space for all those who live with larger feet.
LADIES’ FEET HAVE DIFFERENT PROPORTIONS
Researchers found that there are different length-dependent types of female feet in the size ranges 35 – 36, 37 – 39 and 40 – 42, each with their own specific proportions. Small feet are predominantly stout, medium feet tend to be wide, and large feet are usually narrow. The results of these findings are three small-scale production lasts, on which the NOVA-FIT models have been built.
FOR WIDE FEET
FOR REGULAR FEET
FOR SLIM FEET