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If Design Award 2019 - and the winners are ...

If Design Award 2019 - and the winners are ...

We know that ALBATROS products are far ahead in terms of design, function, comfort and safety. Now an independent jury of 67 international design experts has confirmed this, not only for one but for two safety shoes. The jurors awarded the coveted seal in Hamburg from among 6,375 submissions from 52 countries.

”We are delighted, that the ULTRATRAIL OLIVE CTX MID and ULTIMATE IMPULSE OLIVE LOW models won the IF DESIGN AWARD 2019” announced Christian Güse, Head of Marketing at ISM. “ALBATROS is one of the winners of the world-renowned design label alongside premium brands such as Porsche, Hilti and Nike.” The performance safety shoes were awarded the prize in the product discipline in the Industry/Tools category. "Winning this award is an extraordinary distinction and rewards us for all the work and passion in our products," declared Güse.

The iF Design Award is presented once a year by the world’s oldest independent design institution, the International Forum Design GmbH in Hannover. It is one of the most important design awards in the world and honours design achievements in all disciplines: product, packaging, communication and service design/UX, architecture and interior design as well as professional concept. The award-winning products are on show in the IF DESIGN GUIDE, the IF DESIGN APP and the IF DESIGN EXHIBITION in Hamburg from 04 May to 02 June 2019.

The jury wasn’t alone in being convinced by the ULTIMATE IMPULSE OLIVE LOW with its innovative ELASTIC FIT comfort band, SAFETY KNIT upper, a highly flexible, breathable fabric from ISM and the slip-on-design with extra lacing.

The ELASTIC FIT conceals a stretch knit cuff made of extremely elastic textile fibres, able to adapt to the wearer’s size like a sock. This guarantees optimum freedom of movement with optimum protection agains penetrating dust, dirt or other such small items.

The ULTRATRAIL OLIVE CTX MID, equipped with a waterproof breathable COA.TEX membrane scored points with its clear design made of high-quality smooth leather. It combines all the essential features for occupational safety, whether you’re working indoors or out, as well as complying with the highest outdoor requirements.

Both of these models are fitted with an IMPULSE.FOAM midsole, which gives back up to 55% of the energy that comes from the body with each step, providing maximum cushioning, stability and long-lasting comfort.


With these two models, ALBATROS shows that optimum safety and function and contemporary modern design can be brought together in one item.

The two award-winning items are available from selected retailers.

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