A number of different materials are used to create uppers for LOWA military boots. The choice of material and whether or not a combination of two is employed depends on what the boot has been designed for, however, leather is used more often than not. Leather uppers are popular for a number of reasons and have developed a reputation due to their aesthetic and functional properties. Having said that, there are a number of different options when it comes to leather uppers and each comes with its own unique benefits and properties.
Held on the 20th and 21st of September, the Emergency Services Show 2017 took place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham and featured all the products, innovations and technologies an emergency service professional could ever wish to have. In addition to hosting over 450 stands exhibiting the latest equipment - including one manned by the Task Force Distribution team - a variety of demonstrations, workshops and seminars also took place during the ESS.
Like Penicillin and stainless steel before it, GORE-TEX® Fabric was an unintentional creation stumbled upon by father-son duo, Wilbert L. Gore and Robert W. Gore. Their discovery was made in 1969 when the two were working with rods of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and unexpectedly found that under the right set of conditions, the material could expand by up to 800% of its original size. This newly invented material, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), is the foundation on which all GORE-TEX® Products are built.
Vibram has been making outsoles for boots and shoes since 1935 when a tragic accident inspired the brand’s founder - Vitale Bramani - to create soles that were effective on a range of terrains. In 1937 Bramani patented the first Vibram vulcanised rubber sole, the Carrarmato. This outsole design proved to be extremely popular and that popularity has withstood the test of time, with the Vibram Carrarmato remaining one of the most trusted and commonly used soles by mountain climbers, hikers and outdoorsmen.