Goliath POSEIDON GORE-TEX DDR FIRE AND RESCUE BOOTS FB300GTX
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Poseidon are high performing Fire and Rescue Boots which include thick full grain flame retardant leather and world leading technology GORE-TEX® fabric for exceptional breathability to keep the feet warm and dry. They feature DDR Sole system injected to the uppers for the optimum bond.
Safety Standard: EN ISO 15090:2012, EN ISO 20345:2011 S3
Additional Protection: F2A HI3 P T CI AN SRC, CI HI CR HRO WR SRC
Product Code: FB300GTX
Sizes: UK 2 – 13 (inc 6.5 & 10.5), Continental 35 – 48
• Protected in-house rubber formula (added flame resistance properties).
• Two distinct rubber density layers.
• Air injected midsole.
• Injected to uppers for optimum bond.
• Heat resistant to 300°C
• Long shelf life
• SRC rated slip resistance.
Technology: GORE-TEX fabrics
Dry & Comfortable
GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort Footwear is designed for a wide range of outdoor activities. All the materials used, from the sole to the shaft, are selected with the greatest of care and combined in a perfectly-fitting shoe. Performance Comfort Footwear is not only durably waterproof and breathable, it is also robust and hardwearing, giving you maximum protection and comfort no matter how long and demanding the work.
GORE-TEX® Footwear has to withstand up to 300,000 flexes (300 km/80 h) in ankle high water – no water entry allowed into the footwear from the outside.This is much stricter than EN ISO 20345/347, which requires:
1. 1,000 Flexes / 15 Minutes (Trough Test) and
2. 4,800 Flexes / 80 Minutes (DynamicTest) while 3cm2 water entry is allowed.
GORE-TEX® Footwear has to withstand 240 turns/min in the centrifuge without showing any leakage.
Boots are filled with water and then spun at high speed. The huge centrifugal pressure will force the water out of the shoe or boot if there is any weakness or faults in the waterproof construction. Continual production: 2% of the daily production or three pairs of shoes per hour must be tested for 30 minutes. Prototype testing is for 60 minutes.
GORE-TEX® Footwear has to achieve a certain climate comfort value depending on the specific product class.
The Whole Boot Comfort Test measures the breathability of the whole boot. The effect of a ‘sweating’ artificial foot in the boot is simulated in a temperature controlled microclimate. The final climate comfort value of the tested GORE-TEX® footwear is determined based on the degree of water vapour diffusion and water vapour absorption of the boot.
Specialised Rubber Compounds
Goliath produces many different rubber compounds mixed with chemicals to produce the best performance for the application. The material has a heat resistance of 300°C and benefits from having a long shelf life. There are different formulas for improved slip resistance, weight, flexibility and use at different global temperatures. The rubber is formed into long strands and injected into the sole mould using the latest DESMA technology robots.
Long Shelf Life
Products with DDR sole systems have a 10 year+ shelf life, which is particularly important for countries with high humidity. DDR significantly out-performs PU soled footwear, which can degrade over a short time, so you can be assured that DDR soles will maintain the highest quality in storage.
The midsole is a lower density rubber compound that has been injected with air bubbles. This material provides flexibility and shock absorption not found in direct vulcanized rubber soles. These properties increase ground contact for better slip resistance, stability and also provides cold and heat insulation improving the overall performance of the footwear for high risk applications.
The outer part of the sole unit is high density compact rubber material with high abrasion resistance, protecting from nicks and cuts and durable properties lasting longer than PU alternatives. It passes the European standards most advanced slip resistance test and is rated SRC. With a heat resistance of 300 degrees throughout the sole, it is suitable for heavy industrial environments.