In the most extreme conditions, even the smallest detail can make the difference. So, when we push our shoes close to the limit, we must be sure we can do it safely, avoiding any risk in any way.
From this belief, Kayland has developed the Super Ice Evo GTX
, the first mountaineering boot that has obtained the CE certification for mountain professional use, also obtaining higher scores than the standards required by the European EN 20347 standards in terms of cold insulation, leather breathability, slip resistance , energy absorption and antistatic properties. A boot that, in addition to being perfect for traditional mountaineering, ice walls and hiking for several days, is suitable for mountain professions, as climbs maintainers, mountain safety operators and ski lift operators.
The upper is made of thick suede leather, with a high degree of breathability, coming from the renowned South Tyrolean tannery Perwanger, synonymous with absolute quality and durability; a special metal cable runs through it, capturing the electrical impulses and leading them to the insole, which discharges it through the sole block, making the shoe antistatic. The flexion point at the ankle increases striding without giving up protection. The Gore-Tex® Insulated Comfort membrane is the ultimate in thermal insulation, waterproofing and breathability. A 360 ° anti-abrasion rubber band protects the foot from bumps and rock spikes. The high collar is made in fabric to increase the feeling of comfort in the fit, the back is slightly elastic to better wrap the beginning of the calf. The set of technical features of the upper is completed by the reinforcement on the malleolus, as required by the CE certification, and the stabilizing insert on the ankle.
The fiberglass insole is coupled with an aluminum layer, which allows better thermal insulation from the ground. The midsole is made of polyurethane with different densities, which guarantee stability, dispersion of impacts with the ground and durability over time, as well as having the right degree of rigidity for the safe use of automatic crampons, which attach perfectly to the TPU inserts present on toecap and heel.
The Vibram® Teton sole is the non plus ultra for mountain outsoles; the 7 mm thick tessellation is ideal for moving on mixed and rough terrain, and the specific mountaineering compound is adherent and precise on slippery surfaces. The sole is also antistatic in compliance with the standards required by the CE certification.