Chippewa Boots Dictionary
Viper Cloth – Viper
Cloth is a Cordura material that has been designed specifically for Snake Bite
prevention. It is marketed and sold as “Viper Cloth” due to its
ability to prevent fang penetration from North American snakes.
Upper - Black Odessa is the actual
leather the boot is made from. It is 5 to 5.5 oz leather that is heavily oiled in the
tanning process. It is black in
color and has high oil content.
Briar Pitstop - Briar
Pitstop is the actual leather some of our boots are made from.
This leather has a lot of waxes and oils that are applied during the
tanning process. The concentration
of the oils and waxes in this leather make it an “explosive” leather meaning
that it has a lot of “pull up”. This
can be seen by folding the leather tightly, as this happens, the oils move
around inside the leather creating a color change.
The color returns after the leather is returned to the original shape.
Chukka - A
short 5 or 5.5” tall shoe that usually has three or four eyelets.
This can be plain or mocc toe.
Hazard Rated - Electrical Hazard
ratings are attained by sending three pair of boots to an independent testing
facility to be tested. There are
standards that have been set up by the ANSI committee that the boots have to
meet. The EH rating indicated that
the boots will protect the wearer from electrical hazards coming from the bottom
of the boot in case they step on a live wire or current.
This protection is only for voltage up to a certain level.
EH rated boots must have a safety toe cap.
Cordura - Espresso Cordura is the
same Viper Cloth material that is described above.
It should be listed as Espresso Cordura Viper Cloth.
Speed Lace System - Detachable zipper system allows you to lace boots or add zipper for quick entry.
Taibrelle is a lining material that is used in our Sportility boots.
These are made in China.
This is a removable insole that we use for comfort to the wearer.
Leather Welt –
Goodyear Welt is a type of construction method used on our boots.
It is a very durable and rugged technique that makes for a long lasting
boot. In most cases, when boots are made on this construction, they
can be re-soled. The Leather welt
is the actual material that is physically stitched to the insole of the boot
that holds the sole on.
Leather Storm Welt –
The same as above, but this type of Welt has a bead on the top that will
prevent dust particles and other material from getting inside the boot at the
welt line. This is usually used in
heavy duty footwear.
Lining – Drill
is the type of material that is used in the vamp lining.
It is a cotton type material that is used in basic footwear.
Vibram Mini Lug
Yellow Plug Sole –
Vibram is the maker of the sole, they are known worldwide for the best
soles in the footwear business. The
Mini Lug is a tread design that has multiple uses.
Yellow Plug Sole –
Again, Vibram is the maker of the sole, Montana indicates the tread
design. This tread design has a “luggy”
design that is more rugged and can be used from a work type application to a
light hiking or hunting boot application.
Lining – This
is a high quality lining material that we use in our Sportility line of shoes
which are made in China. All of our
linings have been developed to wick the moisture away from the foot to help keep
them dry and comfortable all day long.
Lining - This is a lining material
that we use in our Sportility line of shoes that are made in China.
All of our linings have been developed to wick the moisture away from the
foot to help keep them dry and comfortable all day long.
Taibrelle Lining - This is a
lining material that we use in our Sportility line of shoes that are made in
China. All of our linings have been
developed to wick the moisture away from the foot to help keep them dry and
comfortable all day long.
Gumlite Outsole -
Vibram is the maker o f the sole. Robinson
is the tread design which is more of a utility type design.
We use this sole on our snake boots.
It is a semi flat tread design almost like a wedge.
The Gumlite indicates the composition of the rubber that is used in the
sole. Gumlite is a “blown” sole
that is not as dense as the regular rubber soles.
It is a light weight sole so the life expectancy is somewhat shorter than
the regular rubber compound.
ANSI 75 Steel
Toe – ANSI
indicates that the safety toe cap has been tested according to the standards set
forth by the American National Standards Institute.
These standards must be met by all footwear labeled with the ANSI Z41 PT
This is a Membrane / Bootie combination that we have developed.
This enables us to have our own registered waterproofing system.
We use very rugged testing procedures to ensure the boots do not leak.
These are water proof boots.
Portland Yellow Plug Outsole - Vibram
is the maker of the sole, Portland indicates the tread design.
This is a semi rugged lug design suited for hiking, hunting and work
Orthotic Insole -
This is the same information described above regarding the Orthodic.
- This is the design that goes
around the outside of the top of the foot.
It has no functionality but it looks really nice on some shoes.
It is called a mocc toe because the design was copied from the original
hand sewn moccasins that were made years ago.
This is a polymer that has multiple uses.
It can be molded into any shape. We
use polyurethane midsoles on our injected product and we also use Polyurethane
orthodics for comfort on the inside of the boots.
Injected would indicate the sole attachment technique used.
This is when the polyurethane midsole is molded to the bottom of the boot
and then the sole is cemented to the midsole.
The waterproof technique used on this construction is based on waterproof
leather with a sealant applied to the inside of the boot along all the seams.
There is no bootie or membrane involved in this type of footwear.
Dri-Lex Lining –
This is a lining material that we use on our boots that has a high
abrasion rating and a very high wicking ability to keep the foot dry and
comfortable. Dri Lex has been
approved by the American Podiatric Society for use in footwear.
This indicates that it is a very good lining material.
and Gusset –
This indicates that the Dri Lex lining is used on the Vamp and Gusset of
the boots only and not the entire inside of the boot.
Quarters – This
indicates that Dri Lex is used on the Quarters of the boots and not the entire
inside of the boot.
Bay / Apache
Upper – Bay Apache is the name of the
leather which is a 5 to 5.5 oz leather that has a high level of wax and oil
applied during the tanning process. Bay Apache is a light brown or tan color leather.
Steel Shank –
The steel shank is a piece of steel that is about 1” wide and about 4”
long that is placed in the boot during the bottoming process in manufacturing.
It runs from heel to toe and is place in the boot starting at the heel
and goes towards the toe. Boots with steel shanks are more rugged and durable than
boots with fiberglass or plastic shanks.
- Texon is a material that has
been developed especially for use in footwear.
It is a breathable material that is flexible and durable.
It is used on the highest quality footwear.
Flexwelt Insole - Triple Density Foam Footbed with
Contoured Arch Support. It features Air ventilation channels for
moisture management, flanged perimeter edge for comfort transition, maximum 3%
memory loss and flex groove in middle. Anti-microbial
hydrophilic-filler resists odor and bacteria and absorbs moisture. Other
features include a 1" wide triple ribbed steel shank, 4 iron high tech
rubber midsole for flexibility and durability, flex grooves for added
flexibility, and Air holes for Breathability and moisture dissipation.
Lamb Shearling –
Lamb Shearling is a natural lining material that is made from real Lambs
wool. It is the absolute best
lining material that can be used in footwear because it has a natural insulating
ability as well as a lining material. It
is very expensive and only used by quality footwear manufacturers.
This is the name of the line of boots we have that are made in other
areas of the world than the United States.
Cambrelle Vamp –
Cambrelle is another high quality lining material that we use on our
steel toe boots. We only use
Cambrelle in the vamp linings of our steel toe boots because of the high
strength needed during the lasting process of the steel toe boots.
Thinsulate - Manmade microfiber created by
3M that traps insulating air to keep you warmer. It is non-bulky,
lightweight, compact resistant and durable. Warmer than foam, felt,
pile for the same thickness, it insulates under damp conditions absorbing
less than 1% of it's weight in water and dries quickly.
Vibram - In 1935, Vitale Bramani led an
expedition into the Italian Alps. The climber used heavy, hobnailed
boots for the approach, but then switched to thin-soled rock climbing boots for
the assault. These climbing boots proved fatal when the expedition
was hit by thick fog and a blizzard. Six climbers died from
frostbite and exposure. It was this tragic
experience that drove Bramani to created and patent an all-purpose climbing
sole, one that was lightweight, long-wearing and flexible. He
developed rubber compounds with excellent traction and high resistance to
abrasion. He designed a new lug sole and called it Vibram, after his
own name. Vibram soles have gone on to conquer Mt.
Everest and to become a legend throughout the world. Yet, the search
for better soling products has never stopped. Vibram soles are
now found not only on boots, but on a wide range of fine casual, service and
dress footwear. Look for the distinctive Vibram octagon with
the Vibram name inside; it's the symbol of
excellence. Today, the Vibram brand is recognized
worldwide as the leader in high performance soling products for outdoor, dress
casual and service footwear. For more information about Vibram
soling products call 1-800 Vibram7.
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