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01 Aug 2019
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Innovation and ‘rEVAlution’ in the Footwear Protection Industry
Innovation and ‘rEVAlution’ in the Footwear Protection Industry

Crucially, Leon Boots have forged their success through their dedication to their clients – listening to their needs and desires in order to curate a product line that feels organic, adapting to the ever-changing require - ments of the modern construction industry. Today, they have gained significant traction through their development of ULTRA - Light Protective/Safety Boots that serve to be a better alternative than the arguably outdated heavy rubber or PVC footwear. This really captures Leon Boots Co.’s core ethos, which can be defined primarily be productivity, as they constantly search for the ‘next generation’ of product in their sector. In this they are driven, much like their larger industry counterparts, by innova - tion. At the centre of Leon Boots’ success is the use of EVA and TRC polymers over rubber, which offers a plethora of benefits that seek to outpace competitors using the latter. EVA is 65% lighter than rubber, more resistant to changing conditions, softer, non-toxic and more durable – all incredibly important in a sometimes-unpredictable building environment. Working together alongside some of the most well-established manufacturers in the EU, it is clear to see how Leon Boots Co. has made a swift impression on a landscape which often seems resistant to quick change, as the company’s Kev Burgess explains in more detail. “In 2016, together with a team in Ireland, we decided to capitalise on the interest in EVA footwear by creating our own brand, taking part in the rEVAlution in the world of rain boots, which has started in Europe and is now spreading fast around the world.” “Following the success and strength of our core product range serving, firstly, the UK construction market and, secondly, agricul - tural industries we have been able to diversify into other sectors such as fashion, DIY, hardware and lifestyle, as well as expand into unisex and children’s footwear.” Ultimately, Leon Boots’ range of ULTRALight Safety Boots are endlessly versatile, strong and sturdy, making them a must-have product for anyone working in an environment that demands protective, and comfortable, footwear. 

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