THE STORY OF BLÅKLÄDER’S NEW SAFETY SHOE COLLECTION
It all started a few years ago, with a phone call. ”There are no really good safety shoes, you should do them,” was the essence of what was said. That conversation from a few years back, from an orthopedic surgeon in southern Sweden to Blåkläder’s MD Anders Carlsson, got the ball rolling. Anders, with a history laced with shoes, assembled a team and started working on all technical, functional, and ergonomic issues.
With each component carefully developed and evaluated, Blåkläder’s collection of safety shoes meets the same high standards and requirements that the company has for its high-quality workwear. To make this possible, the safety shoes were created from scratch with their own last, developed together with Fagus in Portugal. In other words, they had complete control over the entire process, from the last to the finished shoe.
WORKING WITH THE BEST
Blåkläder wants a good work shoe to protect against more than sharp nails, unfavorable surfaces, and external shocks. It should facilitate and eliminate long-term problems and allow its carriers to go all-in even after work. With these criteria at top of mind, Blåkläder chose to work with Camp Pro when the shoe project was to be released. As one of Scandinavia’s leading orthopedic clinics, Camp Pro has the opportunity to change the way we look at safety shoes. Their orthopedic engineers have a total of more than 600 years of expertise in orthopedics, foot biomechanics, and rehabilitation.
A SHOE COLLECTION FOR THE FUTURE
Together with the orthopedic engineers at Camp Pro, Blåkläder developed a footbed that gives the users stability for the foot, integration with the shoe and retained dynamics in their step. All to prevent afflictions that may affect the entire body. The safety shoe can prevent and alleviate, for example, knee and hip problems, heel spurs, lower back pain, and inflammation. This shows Blåkläder is as important as preventing direct, external shocks.
Blåkläder’s new shoe collection is one for the future, and includes shoes for all users, regardless of their professional category. As it should be.