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13 February 2024 | Sika Footwear A/S

With respect for the environment and customer needs, Sika Footwear has developed the ENERGY KNIT LACE.

In a world where sustainability is a necessary commitment, Sika Footwear has introduced a new innovative sneaker: Energy Knit Lace.

The work shoe sets new standards for environmentally friendly footwear. It features a sustainable construction, incorporating several new technologies. The combination of sustainable construction and the latest technologies ensures no compromise on style, comfort, or shock absorption.

The sustainable element of the sneaker lies in its knitted upper. It's made from materials that have achieved Global Recycle Standards (GRS) certification. This means that at least 50% of the polyester used in the upper construction comes from recycled materials, contributing to reducing environmental impact.

In addition to the sustainable upper, the sneaker is constructed with a range of new technologies to ensure optimal conditions for feet during long days in the restaurant. These technologies include:

SIKA BubbleTech – World-class shock absorption
The soft EVA foam midsole makes the shoe flexible, lightweight, and especially shock-absorbing. The technology behind the unique shock absorption, SIKA BubbleTech, consists of air bubbles in the midsole and outsole. The energy from each step is returned, providing 29.6%* better shock absorption than comparable shoes without this technology.

SIKA HexaGrip – 360° slip resistance
The SIKA HexaGrip technology ensures optimal slip-resistant properties with a sole pattern consisting of many hexagons contributing to 360° slip resistance. SIKA HexaGrip ensures that liquids are easily directed away from the sole, providing better traction on smooth or oily kitchen floors.

Certified to the latest standard
The work shoes in the Energy series are certified to the latest standard EN ISO 20347:2022. They are all PVC-free, ESD-approved, and available in sizes 35 to 48.

In summary:
With Energy Knit Lace, Sika Footwear sets new standards for environmentally friendly and innovative work footwear. By combining sustainable materials, advanced technologies, and compliance with the latest certifications, we deliver products that not only respect the environment but also meet our customers' needs for durable, reliable, and comfortable work shoes.

*Calculated using engineering calculations compared with performance tests.

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Sika Footwear A/S

At the Danish company Sika Footwear A/S we develop, manufacture and supply safety shoes and work footwear for a wide variety of sectors within the food industry, medical industry, kitchens and canteens, the hotel and restaurant business, cleaning sector and hospitals and care centers.

The wide product range includes everything from clogs, shoes and sandals to ankle boots and accessories. In addition to our own brands SIKA and BRYNJE our assortment also includes the following international brands: ELTEN, COFRA, DUNLOP and TRETORN.

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