uvex 1 sport won an iF DESIGN AWARD 2018

New safety shoes are part of the uvex i-gonomics product system

The uvex 1 sport safety shoe which has been presented to the public at the international PPE fair A+A 2017 was a winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, a world-renowned design prize. The winning product, uvex 1 sport safety shoes, won in the discipline Product, in the Industry/Skilled Trade category. Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD.

The uvex 1 sport safety shoes won over the 63-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, with its unique combination of sporty design, functionality and measurably enhanced wearer comfort. The competition was intense: over 6,400 entries were submitted from 54 countries in hopes of receiving the seal of quality.

uvex 1 sport safety shoes. On trend. Pure athleticism.
Sporty design meets sophisticated functionality: The uvex 1 sport safety shoe is both youthful and stylish combined with first-class wearer comfort, thanks to its lightweight design, climate-optimised high-tech materials and an ergonomically shaped, flexible outsole made from dual-density polyurethane. As part of the uvex i-gonomics product system, the safety shoe measurably enhances wearer comfort at the workplace and beyond.

An extensive range of features
Virtually seam-free and based on a newly developed last, uvex 1 sport safety shoes in protection class S1 and S3 also impress with an extensive range of features. Made from synthetic materials, the shoes are ESD-capable and suitable for people allergic to chrome. The polyurethane outsole is abrasion-resistant and impresses with very good slip resistance values (SRC designation). The metal-free xenova® protective toe cap as well as the non-metallic, penetration-resistant midsole (S3 version) offer a high level of safety. uvex 1 sport safety shoes are also free from paint wetting impairment substances. Sizes 35 to 40 are produced using a women’s last. The removable comfortable insole provides cushioning around the forefoot and heel. With uvex 1 sport safety shoes, solutions tailored to orthopaedic requirements are available in accordance with DGUV (German Institute for Occupational Health and Safety) regulation 112-191 and Austrian ÖNORM Z regulation 1259 on request.

uvex i-gonomics – innovative foot protection. Measurably enhanced wearer comfort.
uvex i-gonomics stands for maximum functionality with first-class comfort: The innovative product system is perfectly adapted to the human physiognomy and is characterised by its outstanding absorption, low weight and optimal climate control. Standing and walking in safety footwear is noticeably more comfortable – all day long. The uvex 1 sport achieves an outstanding uvex i-gonomics relief index of 4.3 thanks to a low weight of just 475 g (S1 SRC, size 42), a high degree of flexibility (low flexural rigidity) and a high level of breathability.

For 65 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design/UX, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.

The uvex group

The uvex group brings together three globally active companies under one roof: the uvex safety group, the uvex sports group (with uvex sports and Alpina Sports), and the Filtral group (Filtral and Primetta). The uvex group is represented in 22 countries by 48 subsidiaries but chooses to do most of its manufacturing in Germany. Two thirds of the company’s 2,600-strong workforce (as at fiscal year 2016/2017) is employed in Germany. uvex is a global partner to international elite sport and equips a host of top athletes. The motto protecting people is at the heart of the company’s activities. uvex develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the safety and protection of people at work, in sport and for leisure pursuits.