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V12's safety trainers win innovation award

30 September 2019

At the 10th Annual Professional Clothing Awards Ceremony in June, V12 was thrilled to be announced winner of the 'best innovation in footwear' category and to be highly commended in the 'best catalogue' category.

The Professional Clothing Awards was established to recognise and reward exceptional workwear, corporate clothing and PPE from around the world. With a record number of entries being submitted across a number of categories, the highly sought-after crystal awards are becoming even harder to get a hold of. 

The winning footwear is V12's brand new trainer and hiker range that was developed to address the lack of properly fitted safety footwear for women. The project took 18 months to develop and has helped increase the current options for correctly fitted women's PPE, which the company hopes will also help encourage more women pursue careers in industries that are mainly male dominated. 

V12's highly commended Edition 20 Catalogue includes industry specific footwear sections for easy browsing and a visually pleasing layout.

Daniel Moors, Sales Director for V12 Footwear comments: "It's an absolute honour and superb achievement to be recognised in an area we work so hard in and are very passionate about. We have and will continue to embrace new technologies and better materials to protect our wearers and we look forward to continued success in bringing new and innovative products – like our safety trainers and hiker range – into the health and safety footwear industry."

V12 has already received some great feedback on the range, especially from Jessica Tozer, a Technical Team Leader working in electrical manufacturing. She comments: "Firstly I have narrow size 5.5 UK feet and it's a nightmare to find decent ladies' safety boots (that aren't pink or cost £££s) These boots fit very comfortably and tighten nicely around my feet so that I don't have to wear thick work socks on hot days. They have good grip, even on slippery surfaces. I wore them in a number of industries; bakeries, abattoirs  courier sites etc. 

"These boots also saved my feet last week when a pump truck carrying 600kg of weight rolled over my feet due to user error. If I hadn't have been wearing boots I would have been seriously injured; instead I had very minor bruising on one foot."