Nothing is more important than the safety of people in their day-to-day work! This is why we at uvex are constantly developing our products based on pioneering technologies. The objective: Combining protection, wearer comfort and relief in every product in the best possible way.

uvex Vibram® rubber sole*

The rubber compound developed exclusively for uvex is optimised for moderately difficult applications with demanding ground conditions and integrates extra functionalities in addition to the basic characteristics of the uvex 2 PU/PU sole:

  • as light as a PU sole
  • heat-resistant outsole for short periods up to +300 °C (HRO label)
  • increased cut resistance
  • improved chemical resistance compared to PU soles
  • highly flexible in the cold
  • heat insulating (HI label, tested at +150 °C)
  • orthopaedic adjustments in accordance with German DGUV regulation 112-191 and Austrian ÖNORM Z1259 possible

*  Vibram® rubber outsole is not free from substances that interfere with wetting agents. Vibram® is a registered trademark of VIBRAM S.P.A..

uvex 1 comfortable climatic insole

The uvex 1 comfortable climatic insole provides the foot with full-surface shock absorption and ensures comfort in high-strain zones.

Features of the comfortable climatic insole are:

  • Ultra breathable and moisture-absorbing materials
  • Shock absorption zones support natural foot movement
  • Non-irritating, comfortable upper

The uvex 1 comfortable climatic insole is available in 4 widths: 10, 11, 12 and 14.

uvex 3D hydroflex® foam comfortable climatic insole

The uvex 3D hydroflex® foam comfortable climatic insole provides the foot with full-surface shock absorption. Additional shock-absorbing elements around the heel and under the front of the foot to ensure comfort in high-strain zones.

Features of the uvex 3D hydroflex® foam insole are:

  • Ultra breathable and moisture-absorbing materials
  • Perforations in the tread surface for better ventilation
  • Shock absorption zones around the heel and under the front of the foot support natural foot movement
  • Non-irritating, comfortable surface structure
  • Manufactured according to uvex climazone standards

uvex xenova® system

The uvex xenova® system is a comprehensive, completely metal-free safety system to protect the foot inside a safety shoe.

The system consists of three main components:

  • uvex xenova® duo toe cap: The cap sits perfectly without pressure points, thanks to duo component technology. The cap is fully lined with soft, comfortable padding ensuring increased wearer comfort when kneeling and during impacts.
  • uvex xenova® penetration-resistant midsole: The flexible, penetration-resistant xenova® midsole exactly matches the width of the insole. This means it does not let in the cold and is comfortable to wear.
  • uvex anti-twist heel cap: The injection-moulded plastic heel cap considerably increases stability and offers improved protection from ankle twisting.

uvex climazone foot climate management

uvex climazone is an innovative head-to-toe climate control system. uvex has combined its expertise in research and product development with the use of intelligent materials and processing technologies to develop a unique range of climate-optimising safety products, such as safety footwear.

uvex has been researching climate conditions for a long time. In collaboration with renowned institutes such as the Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e. V. (Test and Research Institute for Footwear Production), Kaiserslauten University of Applied Sciences and the Hohenstein Institutes, testing methods and devices are being developed that enable a comprehensive and solid measurement of climate characteristics for the first time. Hot or cold feet, as well as discomfort from heavy sweating, can be real problems – that's why perfect climate control is especially important for safety shoes.

An example: The feet produce enough sweat during intense physical activity to fill an entire glass of water over the course of a day. uvex climazone draws this moisture away. This means dry feet and a pleasant and comfortable climate.

uvex multiple fit system

A multiple fit system for safety shoes means that a single shoe model is offered in different width fittings for the same size. These different fits are based on the measurement of the widest part of the foot. A measurement can be taken of either the circumference of the foot at the base joint of the big toe and the base joint of the little toe, or alternatively the width of the foot at this point (projection). To take this measurement easily, a special manual measuring device (Mondopoint measuring device) can be used, similar to the tools found in shoe shops. This will determine the shoe size as well as the required width.

If you have any questions, contact uvex customer service at – the classification of sizes and the corresponding measurements are detailed in the table below (all measurements in mm):


uvex sizes and measurements
uvex shoe sizeFoot lengthWidth 10
Width 11
Width 12
Width 14