Technology

ASTM Related Icons

  • Steel Toe - Footwear that meets or exceeds the ASTM Standards for compression and impact testing rating of I-75/C-75.

  • 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 I-75/C-75.

  • Aluminum Toe - Weighs less than steel and meets the ASTM Standards for compression and impact testing rating of I-75/C-75.

  • 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 I-75/C-75.

  • Electrostatic Dissipative - (ESD) - Footwear absorbs and neutralizes loose electrons, sending charges into the floor.

  • Electrical Hazard - (EH) – Footwear tested by an independent lab that can withstand applications of 18,000 volts at 60hz for one minute with leakage.

  • Metatarsal – Internal MetGuards provide flexible protections and increased comfort. In addition, External MetGuards are also available on select Carolina styles.

Added Benefit Icons

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

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

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

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

  • Made in the USA - Footwear manufactured in our Martinsburg, PA facility.

Carolina - Advanced Features

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

  • Carolina Contourical Internal MET - New for 2016. 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 - 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 - Footwear cushioning designed to provide maximum anatomical support and comfort with an internal polyurethane midsole that cradles a dual density memory foam footbed.

  • 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® - 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 – 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 – A textured, rugged fabric lining with good moisture wicking capabilities.

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

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

  • 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™ – 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 – Supreme quality polyurethane comfort system with enhanced arch support.

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

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

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