In a unique collaboration with the leading tire manufacturer Michelin and a Swedish fashion designer, we have created the new safety shoe series Kontroll with a heavy dose of design and superior grip. The series consists of sporty saftety shoes in sneaker style developed for the eventful day-to-day lives of active artisans. The sole itself is based on one of Michelin’s rally tire, NA00 - it withstand slippery surfaces with a grip beyond the ordinary. The result is airy and waterproof safety shoes that keep up with your high pace and protect your feet during a hectic working day.
From tire to sole
Michelin is the leading tire manufacturer and the foremost experts when it comes to superior grip on the road. To equip shoes with the same exceptional grip they have developed the concept “Soles by Michelin”. Michelin’s designers teamed up with Arbesko and picked the rally tire NA00 as the foundation of the new exclusive sole. The safety shoes in the Kontroll series are equipped with high-tech soles with the same performance as Michelin tires.
Design from the world of fashion
Altough beauty comes from within, looks matter too. With lines and aesthetics taken straight from the world of fashion, the Swedish designer Jesper Börjesson has been an important part in creating this footwear together with Arbesko. Jesper got his education at Saint Martins in London and has worked with such brands as Arket and Reebok. His design philosophy is “the shape should follow the function with a unique aesthetic that derives from the brand’s identity and DNA”.
The new Safety Grip-sole is named after its primary feature – a safe grip. An obvious name as the sole gives the user optimal control against the surface. The sole has a soft and shock-absorbing PU-midsole and a heat- and slip proofed outsole in nitrile rubber. For extra dampening of the vulnerable heel, we have placed a so-called PU-rebound-cushion in the heel area. The thread-depth of the sole is 3 mm and the sharp edges of the sole pattern offers a great balance of control and performance.
Kontroll 230-10 is a waterproof and durable safety shoe in sneaker style with membrane-lining and BOA® Fit System. The safety shoe is ESD-approved and developed together with Michelin. The non-slip and heat-resistant Safety Grip-sole with excellent shock absorption is based on one of Michelin’s rally tire, NA00. The soft nail protection in textile and the fiberglass toe cap protects your feet against sharp and falling objects, and the shank in the arch gives extra support and stability on uneven ground. Ideal for those working in the construction industry with many active working days outdoors where you need a waterproof safety shoe that withstands wet and cold weather.See more
Kontroll 210 is an airy safety shoe in sneaker style equipped with Boa® Fit System. The safety shoe is ESD-approved and developed together with Michelin. The non-slip and heat-resistant Safety Grip-sole with excellent shock absorption is based on one of Michelin’s rally tire, NA00. The soft nail protection in textile and the fiberglass toe cap protects your feet against sharp and falling objects, and the shank in the arch gives extra support and stability on uneven ground. The perfect protection for those working indoors or in clean outdoor environments in the construction and- manufacturing industry with many active working days and who needs a safety shoe that breathes.See more