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Safety shoe features all the protective attributes in an athletic design

April 20, 2023  By Turf & Rec

A new offering in safety footwear for outdoor workers is now available to the industry this spring.

KEEN Utility’s CSA Reno delivers a lighter, faster work boot steeped in outdoor tradition, but designed for the demands of the modern job site. Available to both men and women in different colours and collar heights, the boot features KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX technology, an ergonomically engineered system designed to offer multi-directional flexion, making bending, squatting, kneeling and knee-down work up to three times easier.

Hours of comfort are afforded with the KEEN.ReGEN midsole that returns 50 per cent more energy than standard EVA foam, a KEEN.KonnectFit heel capture system to lock the heel down for sure-footed stability, and an ankle-height engineered mesh upper and KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane to provide dependable indoor/outdoor performance.

In an independent review, the tester wore the shoes eight hours a day, five days a week over a two-week period, saying his feet were just as comfortable during the final hour as they were the first. The Reno allowed his feet to “breathe” the entire day, and his footing was stable upon several types of surfaces, including wet grass and loose gravel. He also noted the shoes were solidly constructed and would last for years to come.

Built for the industrial athlete, with a design that emulates a running shoe, the Reno does not sacrifice when it comes to safety, offering asymmetrical carbon-fibre toes as well as an EH-rated, oil-and-slip-resistant rubber outsole to provide dependable footing.

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