V12 Footwear is a Great British brand and has been leading the way for over 20 years providing premium quality Safety Footwear for the workplace.
As a trusted footwear supplier for recognized companies including Wessex Water, MACE, BAM and London Underground, Hazchem Safety are pleased to represent several styles from V12 in our product range.
‘Beginning with the Last’ – an important foundation of the V12 Brand
A wooden Last is the foundation for any footwear brand and whilst there are many common lasts available, V12’s story began with a completely revised development for all their IGS and STS footwear – handcrafted in Britain. The Last is an old English word meaning ‘Footprint’ and the V12 Last was created by taking scans of over 4000 feet. This then forms the basis of the V12 product range, ensuring a perfect fit for wearers in the UK and EU market in contrast to some footwear that is based on Last’s from other regions of the world that results in smaller fittings and consequently an increase in wearer discomfort and complaints.
Last manufacturing is a traditional skill combining craftmanship and knowledge, and many lasts are created by companies such as Springline, based in Northamptonshire, England, at the heart of the British shoe-making industry and renowned throughout the world. Once the Wooden last has been developed, HPDE versions are created for use in Bulk Production.
Features of V12 Footwear
The diagram below shows the various features within a sample V12 boot including:
- Removable Comfort Insole – superior hygiene.
- Anti-Twist Shank – allows the boots to flex naturally.
- Quality Leathers – superior wear.
- Composite Toecap – lightweight and strong.
- Shock Absorbing Heel – enhanced comfort.
- Slip Resistant Soles – some V12 styles feature World-Class anti-slip performance.
Broad Product Range
V12 Footwear offers a diverse range of styles from Safety Trainers, Traditional and High Leg Boots. Having a complete product range allows company buyer and health and safety officers to specify one brand of footwear for their entire team.
With an increasing number of Women in the workplace in practical roles, and a recognition for footwear and workwear that fits as it should, V12 now offer a number of styles designed specially for Women. Available in both natural leather uppers and non-leather styles suitable for Vegans, there is a choice to suit your entire team.
Slip Resistance – the IGS Sole
Considering that 50% of all major workplace injuries are caused by slips, V12 have invested considerable time and resource into Slip Resistance in their footwear styles. The IGS ‘Intelligent Grip System’ is the only Multi-Purpose 4-Star Grip Rated Sole that was 3 years in the making and provides grip when it really counts. Combining extensive internal research and customer feedback, the new sole unit features a hex pattern for water dispersal, ladder grips for working at height and an angled heel strike for slip prevention and braking. Talk to Hazchem Safety to discover how the IGS Sole Unit can work for your workforce.
Stability and Traction – the STS Sole
The STS Sole unit that features on many V12 Footwear styles was inspired by tractor tyre technology and is a revolution in sole design. Featuring a highly durable PU sole, the STS provides high stability and traction on loose surfaces and has ladder grips with firefighter standards of safety. With a re-designed heel strike pad and no-clogging channels that allow superior water dispersal.
If you are looking for a reputable brand of Safety Footwear for your Team, with consistent fit, comfort and technology, then look no further than V12 Footwear. With Wearer Trials available based on your potential number of wearers, Hazchem Safety can help you navigate the sensitive topic of Footwear and provide you a brand and product range that your Team will be proud to wear.