Greenville, South Carolina – Michelin North America Inc. and Dickies Occupational Wear, a division of Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., have partnered to create a line of anti-slip footwear for the service and hospitality industry.
The new line includes three high-traction shoe options – the Apex, the Charge and the Dash – which Dickies said are designed to deliver “outstanding stability, adherence and slip resistance with added comfort and durability.”
The shoes are inspired by the Michelin City Pro motorbike tire, which Dickies said is capable of gripping slippery road surfaces. Similarly, the new footwear is designed to combat the hazards of wet, greasy and oil-slicked surfaces.
Each Dickies-Michelin shoe design option features siped shoulder sculptures for optimal lateral adherence and stability; high-edged tread design for maximum traction; multi-directional, anti-slip tread pattern for adherence on all types of slippery floor surfaces; and deep grooves in the tread design to improve liquid evacuation and improve flexibility and comfort.
“Footwear in the service industry is much like car tires on a slick surface – it’s critical to have superior stability and durability, which is why we’ve partnered with top tire maker, Michelin, to collaborate on the Dickies-Michelin line of footwear,” said Jeff Huckle, product manager for Dickie footwear.
“At Dickies, we know job safety is paramount. The Dickies-Michelin line of footwear ensures service industry workers feel secure and comfortable while on the job.”