These leathers are tanned using oils to protect and lubricate the fiber. They are generally thicker leathers and are considered work leathers although often used as casual boots.
The 8" Waterproof Lace Up Country Boot is available in three styles:
ASTM F2413-05 standards require the toe-cap to be designed and built as an integral part of the footwear, and able to withstand a compression of 1750 to 2500 pounds (depending on rating specification) of force before the cap starts to crush or crack.
Electrical Hazard rated boots protect the wearer from electrical hazards if they step on a live wire (up to a certain voltage level) because of the non-conductive electrical shock resistant soles and heals. To be EH rated, footwear must first pass impact and compression resistance tests (i.e., incorporate ASTM approved steel toes). EH ratings are attained through an independent testing facility.
Boots are subjected to the harshest treatment of all outdoor wear - they are truly "under pressure" to get the job done. This is especially hard on insulation because it works by creating air pockets in the fibers - the compacting action of walking effectively destroys the insulating factor. Chippewa uses Thinuslate Ultra Insulation for footwear over the toes, vamp, heel and ankle for maximum warmth. Combined with the Chip-A-Tex Waterproof bootie, your feet are wrapped in waterproof warmth.
The Chip-A-Tex Waterproof bootie surrounds your foot to keep the worst weather away from your skin, and the Dri-Lex lining wicks moisture away from your skin to keep the foot dry and comfortable.
For detailed information on the Chippewa design and construction process, go to our Chippewa Country page.
|Made in USA:||Yes|
|Hardware:||Non Tarnishable Antique Brass|
|Construction:||Goodyear® Leather Welt|
|Lining:||Ruby Dri-Lex® 2000|
|Outsole:||Vibram® Chippewa® Duralogical Yellow Plug|
|Midsole:||4 Iron Rubber|
|Laces:||Heavy Duty Wax Sta-Tied|
|Orthotic:||Removable Cushion Orthotic|
|Steel Toe:||ASTM F2413-05|
|Electrical Hazard:||ASTM Electrical Hazard|
|Shank:||Triple Ribbed Steel Shank|
|Insole:||Texon® 460 Waterproof|
|Waterproofing:||Chip-A-Tex® Waterproof Bootie|
|Insulation:||400 Gram Thinsulate™ Ultra|
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