Italian style puts U-Power way ahead of the game on the new safety footwear standard deadline. All safety footwear products from design-led Italian company U-Power have been complying with the new European Standard for safety footwear that comes into force on 30 June for more than a year, unlike many of its competitors, who campaigned for a later enforcement date.
Although the European Commission is allowing non-compliant products already on the market to continue to be sold, buying U-Power footwear gives complete peace of mind that the latest Standard is already being fully met and underlines the supremacy of U-Power’s products. The new Standard (EN ISO 20345:2011), which contains updated requirements and new tests on anti-puncture mid-soles, was developed because of concerns related to the previous 2004 and 2007 Standards.
However, the necessary tests specified by the EC were no problem for U-Power, whose range of innovative, stylish, safety footwear did not need to be redesigned, since it already complies with, and far exceeds, the requirements of the legislation.
New UK base
U-Power has just opened a new base in the UK, with fully stocked warehouse facilities offering a 24-hour turnaround service to its lifestyle-conscious customers. With a choice of 130 different styles, U-Power’s combination of pure Italian design, all-day comfort, innovation, technology, flexibility, and top-quality materials, ensures that U-Power safety footwear cannot be beaten.
“We aim to surpass all standards,” said Stuart Thorne, Managing Director at U-Power. “For example, our U-Spider shoe offers incredible slip resistance and fulfils any requirement across any type of work. Our Roar collection has been a huge hit, making wearers feel and look so good they are reluctant to take the shoes off after work and often wear them in the evening. While they look like desirable sports shoes, they actually offer total protection to the foot in the toughest of environments. Why buy old stock, which will not meet the new Standard, when you can buy a far superior product from U-Power?”
Established in 2006, U-Power is Europe’s leading independent manufacturer of innovative safety footwear. Its company mission is to make daily working life safer, more comfortable, and more aesthetically pleasing. Based in Italy, with facilities in the UK, France and Germany, U-Power makes some of the most technologically advanced safety footwear in the world, with an array of hi-tech features aimed at enhancing wearers’ comfort and supporting their safety in unbeatable Italian style.