Tag Archive - Thorogood

Thorogood Steps Up to Work Demands

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State-of-the-art means the latest and greatest yet, so leave it to Thorogood Footwear to add a Visible Gel System cushioning to its lightweight performance footwear.  On the job there’s enough to take your attention – no need for heel throbbing to distract from work.  Thorogood’s new work boots absorb shock with every step with the company’s InterActive Cushioning System, improving comfort and reducing repetitive impact stress where it’s needed most – in the heel!  And you are left stress free! Continue Reading…

Get In the Door With Shoe In Overshoes from Weinbrenner

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Even when you primarily work outside, there are times when it’s necessary come into the office or even a client’s home.  When you reach that doormat, however, you realize your dilemma. Do you walk in with wet, muddy work boots and risk tracking in dirt?  Or, do you remove them only to reveal your sweaty socks?

Weinbrenner has the solution to this seemingly no-win situation with the Shoe In.  The Weinbrenner Shoe In is an overshoe designed to be worn indoors over dirty shoes and boots so you can enter a home or office without having to worry about appearing unprofessional, getting the floor dirty, or both. Continue Reading…

Ice-T’s Overshoes Grip Ice and Reduce Winter Weather Slipping

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For assuredness of step, just slide on Ice-T’s by Shoe In and grip into winter’s elements of snow, slush, and ice with confidence.  Be safe, too, because stepping outside can be hazardous in the winter!  Just walking to the truck, or taking out the trash, or other simple home-based chores could be treacherous with any combination of winter’s precipitation, especially when the aspect of ice is factored into the mix.  And least not any other work outside where cautionary stepping can cost focus on other tasks. These new snow traction devices are ideal for any wintery sure-footed needs. Continue Reading…

How Do Bulletproof Vests Work?

Bullet Proof Vests

When a handgun bullet strikes body armor, it is caught in a “web” of very strong fibers (like Kevlar). These fibers absorb and disperse the impact energy that is transmitted to the vest from the bullet, causing the bullet to deform or “mushroom”. Additional energy is absorbed by each successive layer of material in the vest, until the bullet has been stopped. Continue Reading…

Sympatex: Keeping Moisture Out

Sympatex Waterproof Liners In Work Boots

Anyone who’s ever hiked a trail or climbed a peak or shoveled a sidewalk knows that the clothing you wear while doing these things are second only in importance to the actual physical condition of your body itself. To help your body stay dry and keep your temperature regulated, your clothing makes all the difference. And the most important key to staying dry and keeping your temperature regulated is actually quite simple: Layering. That’s because breathability is vital to achieving the desired results. You need 100% breathability.

The same principles apply to footwear. In order to keep your feet dry and warm (or cool), you need a product that provides 100% breathability. Sympatex membranes, which are so effective that they are used in the leading brands of outdoor footwear – including Carhartt, Timberland Pro, Thorogood, and Golden Retriever – do exactly this. Continue Reading…

What Makes FR Fabric Different From Other Fabrics?

National Fire Protection Agency

FR refers to flame-resistant, fire-retardant, flame-retardant, or fire-resistant.  These have similar meanings.

Flame resistant fabrics are slow to ignite, burn more slowly, and may self-extinguish when the source of flame or heat is removed. According to the Huntington Beach Fire Dept. (CA):  Flame retardant  means that the fabric will burn slowly and may self-extinguish when the source of heat or flame is removed. These properties offer a margin of safety which allows a person a little extra time to remove garments, drop and roll to smother  flames, or actually put out the fire. Continue Reading…

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