Cat Footwear d3o™ industrial footwear

January 2009 Vol. 236 No. 1

Cat Footwear has introduced what it terms the world’s first industrial footwear featuring d3o™, a revolutionary material for flexible impact protection.

In partnership with the d3o™ lab, Cat Footwear said it is launching the first flexible external metatarsal guard workboot featuring d3o™ technology during 2009. This technology is described as a patented, shock-absorbing material with intelligent molecules that flow as you move. Upon impact, the molecules lock together to absorb shock and resist impact.

Already used in protective sports gear and military apparel, the introduction of the Cat Footwear ERGO FlexGuard – P89942 is the beginning of a strategic partnership for d3o™ in the industrial footwear industry. Cat Footwear is a division of Wolverine Worldwide, Inc.