ALBATROS® XTR Trail – Trail inspired. Work ready. All terrain.
The workplace does not always have a safe surface or a smooth industrial floor. Anyone who has ever worked on a construction site or in the field knows all too well that these demanding environments and surfaces can be particularly demanding on equipment and especially on safety footwear. With XTS TRAIL ALBATROS® is launching a line of safety shoes to deal with the toughest challenges and terrains.
Muscles are challenged by uneven and partly soft surfaces much more than when running on smooth surfaces or asphalt. The body has to keep adapting to differences in conditions, in terms of stride length and appearance, over and over again. Lower leg and foot muscles have to be constantly stabilising and rebalancing. With every step, feet have to readjust to terrain and react to any bumps.
In the field of running this strain is familiar in trail running. Trail running covers all forms of running away from streets or asphalt paths, from jogging in the park on uneven surfaces to ultra racing in several stages across the Alps.
The trail running concept transposes ALBATROS® into a line of safety shoes with XTS TRAIL models. This means getting ahead with excellent cushioning and a grip that adapts to a variety of conditions on surfaces such as dirt, mud, scree, rain, snow, etc. The innovative IMPULSE.FOAM® midsole with anti-fatigue technology additionally responds to every step with an energy impulse. Thus, XTS TRAIL represents reactive cushioning and superb support without compromising on comfort and flexibility, especially when you most need them.
The specially designed lugs on the sole profile, the XTS TRAIL rubber sole heat resistant up to 300 ° C, provide unbeatable traction on soft or hard surfaces, whether wet or dry. In addition, stones and dirt are prevented from sticking in the notches in the sole. The comfortable toe box has the additional protection of a rubber cap to prevent abrasion. Like trail running shoes, the XTS TRAIL safety shoes have a lower centre of gravity, ensuring more direct contact with the ground. The slightly wider sole construction under the heel helps to reduce risk of kinking.
For safety the footwear complies with the S3 und S1P, asymmetric and spacious protective fibre glass protective toe cap, with good electrical and thermal insulation and the flexible, metal-free FAP® penetration protection.
The newly developed breathable ALBATROS® comfit® AIR footbed is the icing on the cake in the series and brings comfort to the safety shoe. It has shock-absorbing heel and ball supports as well as longitudinal arch support. This supports the natural posture of the foot in the shoe and stimulates the muscles during walking. The non-slip textile surface is odour-resistant, moisture-absorbent and washable at 30°C.
This outdoor tread style shoe may of course also be used indoors. The ESD function qualifies it for use in industries where ESD footwear is indispensable. It prevents electrostatic charge and discharge, which could damage or destroy sensitive electronic components.
With such a distinctive design, the S1P SKYRUNNER LOW safety shoe is a real eye-catcher in industrial or logistics applications. The seamless application of FITFRAME® elements onto the durable textile works to support the foot without losing flexibility. By eliminating seams, especially in highly stressed kinks, the shoe is strong and maintains perfect fit.
In March 2018, a total of six models, 2 ankle boots and 4 loafers, will be available from over 300 specialty retailers. The ULTRATRAIL BLACK LOW, ULTRATRAIL GREY LOW and WORKOUT LOW models are available from size 36. The new fit concept used on two different lasts ensures that this line is aimed at both women and men for the first time.
Due to the high advance sales figures, work is already under way on expanding the line with other innovative products.