Technology

ASTM RELATED TECHNOLOGIES

  • Steel Toe Icon

    Steel Toe - Footwear that meets or exceeds the ASTM Standards for compression and impact testing rating of ASTM F2413-18.

  • Composite Toe Icon

    Composite Toe - A Non-Metallic Safety Toe for environments where steel is not appropriate. Reduced cold-transfer in cooler environments and meets the ASTM Standards for compression and impact testing rating of ASTM F2413-18.

  • Aluminum Toe Icon

    Aluminum Toe - Weighs less than steel and meets the ASTM Standards for compression and impact testing rating of ASTM F2413-18.

  • Carbon Composite Fiber Toe Icon

    Carbon Composite Fiber Toe - A Non-Metallic Safety Toe option. Carbon fiber weave reduces toe cap weight while maintaining strength to meet the ASTM Standards for compression and impact testing rating of ASTM F2413-18.

  • Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Icon

    Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) - Footwear absorbs and neutralizes loose electrons, sending charges into the floor. Footwear that meets or exceeds the ASTM Standards testing rating of ASTM F2413-18.

  • Electrical Hazard Icon

    Electrical Hazard - Footwear tested by an independent lab that can withstand applications of 18,000 volts at 60hz for one minute without leakage.

  • Metatarsal Icon

    Metatarsal - Internal MetGuards provide flexible protections and increased comfort. In addition, External MetGuards are also available on select Carolina styles. Meets ASTM F2413-18 Class Mt75 metatarsal impact-resistance safety standards.

  • Berry Amendment Compliant Icon

    Berry Amendment Compliant - Berry Amendment Compliant (USC, Title 10, Section 2533a) certifies that this product is contracted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is manufactured in the United States with 100 percent U.S. inputs and materials.

  • Cordura® Icon

    Cordura® - Cordura stands for durability. Cordura is 2 x more durable than standard nylon, 3 x more durable than polyester, and 10 x more durable than cotton duck. Perfect for performance footwear, this high-tenacity, 1200 denier nylon results in some of the most incredibly durable, yet lightweight boots anywhere.

  • Nytek® Icon

    Nytek® - A revolutionary alternative to leather, Nytek offers advantages that leather simply cannot match. Specially formed, high-performance nylon microfibers are nearly indistinguishable from the collagen fibers of leather, yet are three times stronger and also provide better abrasion resistance.

  • Puncture Resistant Icon

    Puncture Resistant - Meets all current ANSI requirements for safety toe standards, Class 75.

  • FlexWelt™ Icon

    FlexWelt™ - Goodyear Patented FlexWelt™ Construction.

ADDED BENEFIT TECHNOLOGIES

  • Waterproof SCUBALINER™ Icon

    Waterproof SCUBALINER™ - Carolina’s Exclusive Proprietary Waterproof Lining System.

  • Slip Resisting Icon

    Slip Resisting - Soles designed and constructed with materials to meet the standard for slip resistance.

  • Insulated Icon

    Insulated - Footwear that provides varying levels of protection against the cold depending on the amount of insulating fabric used.

  • Flame Felt Lining Icon

    Flame Felt Lining - Precision blend of Kevlar Para-Aramid and carbon fibers provide excellent mechanical and heat resistant properties in the form of technical felt.

  • Kevlar® Stitching Icon

    Kevlar® Stitching - The strength of Kevlar® thread provides flame and heat resistance.

  • USA Made Icon

    USA Made - Made in the USA with Global Parts. Footwear Manufactured in our Martinsburg, PA facility.

  • CSA Approved Icon

    CSA Approved - The CSA - Canada Safety Association Standard for Safety Footwear Green triangle indicates sole puncture protection with a Grade 1 protective toecap, Grade 1 (with protective sole) and electric shock-resistant sole & Dark grey rectangle with M letter indicates metatarsal protection.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

We pride ourselves on using the best and most innovative technologies and materials in the construction of our work boots. On this page are the explanations of the technologies currently used in making shoes and boots.

  • Goodyear Weather Adapt Outsole Icon

    Goodyear Weather Adapt Outsole - Goodyear biopolymer soiling compounds were created to adapt to low temperatures and enhance performance in wet and cold conditions. Goodyear (and winged foot design) is a trademark of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio. Used under license and manufactured by Polyconix Corp, Englewood, FL.

  • D30® Icon

    D30® - D30 uses patented, patent-pending, and proprietary technologies to make rate-sensitive, soft, flexible materials with high shock absorbing properties. In a market saturated with inflexible, uncomfortable, and substandard metatarsal protection, D30® Met Guards offer a low profile, soft, and flexible solution.

  • Overtime Comfort System Icon

    Overtime Comfort System - Our premium dual-density foam footbed. A thick polyurethane foam undercarriage molded for support is combined with a memory foam top layer that contours to your anatomy. It’s a new comfort footbed that’s sure to keep you working around the clock.

  • WorkFlex Outsole Icon

    WorkFlex Outsole - This ultra-strong outsole is designed to resist abrasion for longer wear.

  • Opanka Construction Icon

    Opanka Construction - A patented durable, hand-crafted construction method in which the upper is attached to the outsole and sock lining with heavy, durable wax thread. This type of construction yields extremely flexible footwear.

  • Contourical Internal MET Icon

    Contourical Internal MET - This innovative internal metguard is a unique combination of an ASYMMETRICALLY shaped polyurethane guard and plastic top shield designed to fit the distinct contours of both feet. Together they form a strong and comfortable defense against impact and compression unlike any other in the safety footwear industry.

  • Pillow Cushion™ Icon

    Pillow Cushion™ - A layer of memory foam that wraps the foot in comfort. Combined with existing insole systems, it offers the ultimate in cushioned comfort.

  • Pillow Cushion™ 2 Icon

    Pillow Cushion™ 2 - Footwear cushioning designed to provide maximum anatomical support and comfort with an internal polyurethane midsole that cradles a dual density memory foam footbed.

  • Waterproof GORE-TEX® Icon

    Waterproof GORE-TEX® - A separate waterproof bootie that fits inside the boot that keeps water and wind out, while letting the foot breathe. ©2013 W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. GORE-TEX® is a trademark of W. L. Gore & Associates.

  • Vibram® Icon

    Vibram® - The Vibram® brand is recognized for its high performance soling products used in rugged, outdoor and service footwear. VIBRAM® and the Yellow Octagonal Label are registered trademarks of Vibram® S.p.A. of Italy. Quabaug Corporation, North Brookfield, MA, is the North American manufacturer of Vibram® soling products under exclusive license.

  • Thinsulate Insulation™ Icon

    Thinsulate Insulation™ - Insulation uses microfibers that trap dead air but do not absorb water, helping to keep feet warm even in damp conditions. Thinsulate™ is a trademark of 3M.

  • Cambrelle Icon

    Cambrelle - A textured, rugged fabric lining with good moisture wicking capabilities.

  • Dri-Lex® Icon

    Dri-Lex® - A soft nylon lining with excellent moisture wicking capabilities that is long-wearing and breathable.

  • Poron Performance Cushioning Icon

    Poron Performance Cushioning - Versatile, shock absorbing material that’s manufactured for the toughest daily wear.

  • ORTHOLITE® DELUXE Icon

    ORTHOLITE® DELUXE - 4 layer multi-density lightweight footbed long-lasting cushioning, breathability, moisture management and antimicrobial function. ©2016 O2 Partners, LLC. OrthoLite is a trademark of O2 Partners, LLC.

  • ORTHOLITE™ Icon

    ORTHOLITE™ - ESD Static Control is ideal for people who handle static–sensitive devices — in warehouse, lab, or other work environments. Safely discharges static buildup, protecting people against the accumulation of electrostatic charges. ©2014 O2 Partners, LLC. OrthoLite is a trademark of O2 Partners, LLC.

  • AG7 Footbed™ Icon

    AG7 Footbed™ - Supreme quality polyurethane comfort system with enhanced arch support.

  • Maxum Lite Icon

    Maxum Lite - A lightweight, flexible, yet durable outsole manufactured by the Meramec Corporation that provides both oil and slip resistance.

  • Aerotrek™ Icon

    Aerotrek™ - A clog-free outsole design that complements Carolina’s slip resisting line.

  • UL Classified Icon

    UL Classified - This product is Listed by UL. Representative samples of this product have been evaluated by UL and meet applicable safety standards.

  • Matterhorn TigerTip® Icon

    Matterhorn TigerTip® - Our patented high-abrasion boot tip – a Matterhorn innovation – provides superior protection and extends the life of the boot.

  • AR670-I Compliant Icon

    AR670-I Compliant - Combat footwear approved by the United States Army. Components and materials will be manufactured by the existing industrial infrastructure in the United States.

  • Military Approved Icon

    Military Approved - Footwear that is approved for wear by the U.S. Military.

  • NTOA Recommended Icon

    NTOA Recommended - National Tactical Officers Association, Member Tested and Recommended.

  • XRD® Extreme Impact Protection Icon

    XRD® Extreme Impact Protection - XRD® Extreme Impact Protection combines the latest materials science with ultimate design capabilities. Soft and flexible to the touch, yet tough on impact – XRD Technology is a lightweight, thin and breathable material that’s engineered for repeated impact and shock absorption. XRD is a licensed trademark of Rogers Corporation.