GORE-TEX SURROUND® SAFETY FOOTWEAR RESULTS OF OUR WEAR TRIAL IN THE INSTALLATION AND SERVICE INDUSTRY (SWEDEN)

In the test: SG77001 One SURROUND® GTX S3 by Solid Gear

Combining 360⁰ breathability with durable waterproofness. An innovative sole construction enables a new level of breathability for GORE-TEX safety footwear.

This was also confirmed by 27 electrical workers at ASSEMBLIN, a leading Swedish installation and service company, after having taken part in a 13-week wear trial. Between August and November 2018 they wore the One SURROUND® GTX low-cut safety shoe by SOLID GEAR 4 to 5 days a week for between 6 and 9 hours a day. The shoes were worn indoors and outdoors, while carrying out electrical installation work on the construction sites of industrial and residential buildings, doing routine maintenance for utility companies, installing mobile antennas on rooftops, and other such activities.

Improved heat and moisture transfer through the sole, particularly in warm environments .

When you took off your shoes, they were way drier than usual.

Fit, no problem with foot sweat.

Temperature perception

PERCEPTION OF TEMPERATURE

81% of the participants said that the temperature inside the shoes was “pleasant” (when worn indoors and sitting in vehicles, also outdoors at temperatures between 10°C and 25°C).

In comparison, only 41% of the participants could say the same about the safety shoes they had worn in the past.

Breathability

BREATHABILITY

26 of the 27 participants (96%) were very satisfied with the breathability of the test shoes, saying that it was “good” or even “very good”.

85% of the participants said that they actually found the breathability of the test shoes “just as good” or even “much better” than their previous safety shoes, the majority of which had not had a membrane.

Sweating

SWEATING

54% of the participants said they perceived “no sweating” or only “mild” sweating in the test shoes.

All of the participants said that in the GORE-TEX test shoes they had even “sweat less” than in their old safety shoes.

re-dry

RE-DRY

The large majority of the participants (96%) said that they were very satisfied with the speed at which the test shoes dried.

Over half of the participants said that they actually found the re-dry properties of the test shoes “slightly better” or even “much better” than those of their previously worn safety shoes.

Technology

SURROUND® Technology

GORE-TEX footwear with SURROUND® product technology offers a previously unknown combination of 360° breathability and durable waterproofness.

Wearer

Assemblin

Wear Trial was coducted in cooperation with Assemblin, who designs, installs and maintains technical systems for air, energy and water. They have subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Partner

SOLID GEAR

Manufacturer of the test shoes engineered with GORE-TEX SURROUND® product technology

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ENGINEERED WITH GORE-TEX SURROUND® PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY

Test Shoe

SG77001 One SURROUND® GTX S3 by Solid Gear

  • With 360° breathability
  • Durably waterproof
  • Feet stay dry and comfortable all-around
  • Ideal for warm weather and combined outdoor/indoor activities
  • Innovative sole structure paves the way for a whole new level of breathability
  • Certified in accordance with EN ISO 20345:2011 for protection level S3 safety footwear

BUY: SG77001One SURROUND® GTX S3 safety shoe

recommendation

Recommendation rate

96% of the participants would recommend safety shoe ONE SURROUND® by Solid Gear.

The wearer trial was conducted by Gore in partnership with Munich market research agency HYVE.

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