Chippewa Work Boot Technology
All Chippewa's Steel Toe work boots will display this symbol to let you know the work boot has a steel toe cap that meets or exceeds the current industry safety standard ASTM F2413-11 for impact and compression. It will protect against injuries from heavy objects that may drop onto, or roll over, the feet.
COMPOSITE SAFETY TOE
All Chippewa's Composite Toe work boots will display this symbol to let you know the work boot has a composite toe cap that meets or exceeds the current industry safety standard ASTM F2413-11 for impact and compression, exactly the same as a steel toe work boot.
NANO COMPOSITE SAFETY TOE
All Chippewa's Nano Composite Toe work boots will display this symbol to let you know the work boot has a state-of-the-art Nano composite toe cap that meets or exceeds the current industry safety standard ASTM F2413-11 for impact and compression, exactly the same as a steel toe work boot. Intricately woven carbon nanotubes combined with Fiberglass resin. the result is one of the strongest, yet lightest, safety toe boots on the market today. The thinness of the Nanotubes means thinner toe caps; resulting in more comfortable room in the toe box areas of the boots.
ELECTRICAL HAZARD (EH) RATED
All Chippewa boots with an Electrical Hazard (EH) Rating will display this symbol to show they will protect the toes from non-electrical conduction of magnetic charges and that they have a safety toe cap that meets or exceeds the current industry safety standard ASTM F2413-11 for impact and compression. EH boots are a secondary form of protection. Electrical Workers must also use primary forms of protection per OSHA standards: 29 CFR 1910.137; 29 CFR 1910.269(l); and 29 CFR 1926.950(c).
CSA® ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE
All Chippewa boots that display this symbol have soles that will provide electric shock resistance in any environment, where accidental exposure to an electrical current may occur. They are made with electrical insulating properties that withstand 18,000 volts and a leakage current not exceeding 1mA.
CSA® SOLE PUNCTURE PROTECTION
All Chippewa Work boots that carry this symbol have been engineered with extra thick outsoles to provide protection from sharp objects, withstand impacts up to 125 Joules, withstand a force of not less than 270 lbs and resist cracking after being subjected to 1.5 million flexes.
All Chippewa boots that display this symbol have a safety toe cap that meets or exceeds the current industry safety standard ASTM F2413-11 for impact and compression, plus they have a Solid Steel Plate inserted between the insole and the outsole that prevents nails and other sharp objects from penetrating into the bottom of the feet.
All Chippewa boots that display this symbol have been engineered with Seam-Seal Construction. Seam-sealing is a process that first seals all the needle holes on the leather uppers to prevent water from getting through. Then the process continues with the attachment of the outsoles. The rubber soles are heated up and then attached to the uppers while in a soft, melty state. This assures an impenetrable water-tight bond when the rubber cools and then hardens.
CHIP-A-TEX WATERPROOF MEMBRANE
All Chippewa's boots that have Chip-A Tex Waterproof Membranes display this symbol. It is an internal bootie that's right built into the lining of the boots. With its one-piece seamless design, this breathable waterproof system is driven by pure science. The membrane is full of little holes that lets tiny air molecules pass right through and circulate around the feet, while naturally preventing much large water molecules from penetrating into the boots.
3M™ THINSULATE ULTRA INSULATION
All Chippewa boots with 3M Thinsulate ULTRA Insulation display this symbol. Thinsulate's ULTRA Insulation is great for the harshest weather conditions and retains its insulating value even in damp conditions. While Thinsulate ULTRA offers more comfort and warmth than the its original version, the ULTRA's mid-loft blend is still thin enough to not hamper any motion.
All Chippewa work boots with an Ortholite® insert will display this symbol. Made with Open-Cell Polyurethane Foam which resists flattening out, these inserts will keep 95% of their thickness over time. They are anti-bacterial and if needed they can easily be removed to wash. Their lightweight flexible design allows for natural movement with your feet.
All Chippewa boots with a Dri-Lex® Lining will display this symbol. This lining has been specifically engineered with moisture-management in mind. It offers maximum breathability by enhancing air circulation into the boots. The lining's quick-dry properties will automatically kick in when feet begin to sweat, to wick moisture away and help keep feet dry and comfortable.
All Chippewa boots that have a Vibram® Outsole will display this symbol. A leader in the industry for over 70 years, Vibram is known across the globe for their high-performance rubber outsoles. A premium Vibram outsole assures you are getting exceptional performance underfoot, with unsurpassed traction and stability for the most demanding jobs.
All Chippewa has been making boots for over 100 years and the original Chippewas were made with only the finest leathers in the world from the Horween Leather Company. Today the ORIGINAL CHIPPEWA® boot line is still made exclusively with Horween® leathers and displays this symbol. Using the traditional techniques and formulas employed by old world tanneries, Horween leathers are still made by hand, as they were generations ago, resulting in a line of classically handsome, sophisticated boots.