The best black derby boots | VR600.01 black bison igs

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The perfect safety boot for construction, engineering and the oil and gas industry, we are very proud to introduce the all new VR600.01 Bison IGS to you today; which will directly replace both the VR600 and the VR640. 

It's part of a family of three: also available in Brown and Sand - but its own distinct audience, we thought it deserved a whole 600 words of its own. 

what are the Safety features of the VR600.01 Bison IGS?

Like its predesecors, the Bison IGS features a composite midsole and toe cap, providing wearers with excellent protection from falling and underfoot objects, at a lighter weight. With an SRC slip rating, the safety boot offers the highest levels of slip resistance. It also meets the high spec S3 safety standard, packing in the following features: 

  • Anti-static
  • Heat and chemical resistant outsole to 300ª.
  • Water resistant
  • Composite toecap
  • Composite midsole
  • SRC slip rating

What other features are built into this new black safety boot?

VR600.01 Bison IGS-1.pngOur in house designer has been very busy not just designing our innovative new sole, the IGS, but completely remodelling and modernising the uppers of our safety boots too. 

The Black Bison is constructed from a polished full grain leather upper, with a cut away perforated scoop collar for easy foot access and comfort when driving. A bound bellows tongue reduces water and dirt ingress and the bot benefits from reinforced tripple stitching and a non-snagging quick and easy lacing system. Now completely metal-free, the Bison has reduced risk of sparking and is safe for airport and high security environments.

We have also worked hard to make this an incredibly comfortable black safety boot. We have developed a brand new extreme comfort shape to create the footwear around; and buried a shock-absorbing heel pod within the sole, reducing impact on your knees and back.Energyse.png

We have also included our new Energyse insole within each boot. This high quality PU insole has a unique heel pump to channel air around the foot, reducing heat buildup. With rebound foam, the insole provides full foot cushioning and shock resistance. All of our test pilots rated their comfort as 5/5. 

But the biggest feature has got to be the new sole - your only contact with the ground and your best control to prevent slipping over in the workplace. 

The new IGS sole

IGS.pngFalling from height is the biggest killer in our wearers industries. Above and beyond safety boot requirements, the VR600.01 Bison IGS has four strong, deep ladder grips and a well-defined heel to keep you sturdy and firm footed while climbing or descending ladders, and ultimately help prevent falls from height. These ladder grips are the first in the industry to meet the firefighter standard EN15090:2012. 

Inspired by tyres, the sole pattern is based on small hexagons which provide multiple sharp edges to cut through liquid; and larger, self-cleaning lugs to provide stability on chunkier terrains.

What's more, to protect you from aquaplaning, we have designed the heel strike of this metal-free black safety boot at 7ª, the angle at which most slips occur. Five angled splines provide increased contact with the ground, effortlessly cutting through water and dirt on every step, keeping you firm footed when you need it most. 



Find out more

Download this free comparison chart to find out more about all of the extra features crammed into our new IGS boots. 

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