Jolly Scarpe SpA has been working in the world of professional footwear for over 30 years in support of those who dedicate their lives to the safeguarding of their community’s citizens.
As well as dominating the UK fire-fighting market for many years with their wide range of innovative and long wearing fire boots, Jolly is successfully exporting fire boots to more than 30 countries worldwide.
Extensive research, advanced manufacturing techniques, innovative materials, safety, comfort and excellent customer service are the fundamental values which make Jolly Scarpe a world leader and true reference point for professionals working in this sector.
As with all great products, the secret is in the fine design detail and this certainly the case in Jolly structural fire-fighting boots. So, what are the innovative details that we are keen to promote?
WBS – Wrap Band System – Prevents heel slippage
The new elasticated system is designed to allow a volume adjustment inside the foot area which creates a much improved fit for both feet and reduces the need for “special measures” or bespoke manufacture. The system is especially suitable for female firefighters and supersedes the old technology regarding heel grips.
Inner Air-Flow System
The EN15090 Standard clearly states that for fire-fighter’s footwear the stringent testing is carried out on the full height of the boot, including tear resistance, radiant heat and flame resistance, water penetration and absorption. Jolly fire-fighting boots are designed to offer the highest protection and so our new aeration system allows the air between the upper and the GORE® linings to easily and naturally flow in and out through the air-mesh of the collar.
J-Morphic Last Features
In order to reach the highest level of SRC (slip resistance) Jolly has developed for all its fire-fighting and search & rescue boot collection a new outsole, shaped on the new J-Morphic last. The outline of this last offers a much more rounded profile offering a major improvement to most other boots on the market with their more traditional “flat” outsole systems that use metallic anti-perforation insoles. The benefits are:
- The profile is superior with a wider toe box that prevents toe cramping.
- The rounded heel eases the foot during the roll-over phase of walking avoiding scuffing of regular sharp-edged designs and ensures high levels of slip resistance.
- A better roll-over motion that allows the shoes to perform 90% of each step without bending the outsole thus reducing creasing stress on the bonding and preventing wrinkles being produced in the uppers which can cause pressure points on the foot. The walk will be more comfortable, the foot less stressed and the muscles more relaxed.
- The energy absorption level is given by the rubber compound of the outsole by the depth and shape of its cleats and by the composite material of the anti-perforation insole and, most of all, by our J-Morphic last. Therefore, in order to give our superior results for a light-weight structure with high energy absorption rates Jolly boots do not need hidden PU mid-soles or inserts that are prone to deterioration at high temperatures.
A 20 year veteran of the UK fire Service was pleased to announce to us following years of wearing the Jolly fire-boot, “the shape of this boot inside and out gives me the sensation that the boot is a part of me and I can stand longer and walk further…they make me feel like running!”
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