Michelin partners with Kapriol to create a safety and trendy shoeKapriol presents a preview of the new safety shoe, interpreted in the models K-LE MANS, K-SILVERSTON and K-ESTORIL. All styles present Michelin soles.

Nov 05, 2018

Since 1927 Kapriol has been making the combination of innovation and experience its strong point. Values carried on with determination and effectiveness also by the fifth generation Morganti (Francesca, Alessandro and Stefano) - now leading the company together with the seniors Franco and Alberto:

It is exactly this thought about innovation that has led us to a profound reinterpretation of the corporate image (a new and modern logo that will characterise all collections in a recognisable way) and to the collaboration with Michelin Soles - says Alessandro Morganti, Kapriol Product Development. The goal is to develop quality work shoes, with an attractive design and capable of high performance. Starting from these premises, Michelin has been the most obvious choice.

kapriol_k-le_mans_action2To guarantee workers, who every day have to deal with irregular terrains and slippery surfaces the maximum safety, the team of experts KAPRIOL-LAB(new company division dedicated to research and development and quality control) has chosen Michelin as a partner to create an even more performing sole dedicated to work & safety.

Kapriol has equipped three footwear collections with a Micheln sole:

  • K-SILVERSTONE
  • K-LE MANS
  • K-ESTORIL

suola-michelin-per-kapriolThe sole is inspired by the renowned MICHELIN Alpin 5winter tires, particularly appreciated for their performance and safety, even in the event of wet braking. A special non-slip tread pattern allows easier water evacuation offering greater flexibility. A must have for construction workers and professionals, thanks to its exceptional grip, durability and adaptability to all types of terrain. The EVA midsole completes the characteristics of these “work sneakers” which, despite being inspired by the world of running and training, maintain the performance required for a technical safety shoe.

Filippo Sartor, Partnership Development Manager at JVI for MICHELIN Technical Soles underlines:

Together we have succeeded in transforming those that initially seemed to be problems in new opportunities, giving life to a shoe with an innovative and captivating design, with high-end performance characteristics, able to bring tangible benefits to the worker.

K-LE MANS

  • Michelin sole/Eva midsole for super cushioning
  • K-KNIT + TPU uppers to offer a very high level of lightness, flexibility and comfort
  • Padded tongue/Dust-proof bellows/Heat-sealed TPU protective film
    • Air Mesh inner lining/TPU protective edge/Toe reinforcement

K-SILVERSTONE

  • Michelin sole/Eva midsole for super cushioning
  • MICROFIBRA + TPU uppers to offer a very high level of innovation, strength and lightness
  • Padded tongue/Dust-proof bellows/Heat-sealed TPU protective film
  • Air Mesh inner lining/Toe reinforcement

K-ESTORIL

  • Michelin sole/Eva midsole for super cushioning
  • MICROFIBRA + TPU uppers to offer a very high level of innovation, strength and lightness
  • Padded tongue/Dust-proof bellows/Heat-sealed TPU protective film
  • Air Mesh inner lining/Toe reinforcement
Michelin Soles – JV International http://www.michelin-lifestyle.com

JV International is the global strategic partner chosen by MICHELIN for the design, development and manufacturing of high-performance MICHELIN-branded technical […]

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