PORON Cushioning Blog Blog

PORON Cushioning Blog

Rogers Helps HyTest® Revolutionize Metatarsal Safety Shoes

Posted by Susan Reed on Friday, January 26th, 2018 | No Comments »
HyTest metatarsal boot

XRD® Technology Provides Innovative Top-of-Foot Protection Without Sacrificing Comfort Customer Problem HyTest® Safety Footwear, a division of Wolverine Worldwide, is known for its award-winning, innovative product development in safety. One of HyTest’s most innovative developments came when their designers were seeking to answer a client’s challenge to build a stronger, safer metatarsal boot for hazardous […]

XRD® Met Guard at the NSC Expo

Posted by Joe Blair on Friday, October 28th, 2016 | No Comments »
National Safety Congress Expo

The National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo was held last week in Anaheim, CA and XRD® Met Guards were there in full force.  As the pioneers of the soft internal met guard, it was great to walk the aisles of the NSC Expo and see XRD Materials all over the place. When XRD Technology was […]

Are The ASTM Footwear Meetings On The Right Path?

Posted by Dave Sherman on Friday, June 19th, 2015 | No Comments »
ASTM Safety Meeting

How fitting is this?  Anaheim California, home to Disneyland, playing host to this month’s ASTM safety footwear meetings.  Just like the famous theme park, the meeting was part roller coaster, part big business, part Mickey Mouse and at its core, deeply human.  Overall, it is important for us to attend these meetings so we can provide design and testing recommendations to […]

New Blundstone 980 Underground Mining Boot Wins Health and Safety Innovation Award

Posted by Nicole Perry on Monday, May 26th, 2014 | No Comments »
Blundstone 980

We would like to send a HUGE “Congratulations” to our XRD® Extreme Impact Protection partner, Blundstone for winning the coveted 2014 NSW Minerals Council Health and Safety Innovation Award!   The new Blundstone 980 Underground Mining Boot was recognized by Rob Regan, Director of Mine Safety Operations for the NSW Department of Resources and Energy, as […]

PORON® XRD® Met Guard – Magic or Advanced Technology?

Posted by Dave Sherman on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »

Every once in a while, a new technology comes along that is so different from the existing technology, that it’s hard to believe, until you experience it.   Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the British science fiction novelist, inventor, and futurist stated, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” When we first invented the PORON® XRD® […]

A Conversation with HyTest® Safety Footwear – New USA-Made Collection with PORON® XRD™ Met-Guard

Posted by Nicole Perry on Monday, November 19th, 2012 | No Comments »

Ever since the economic downturn, we have seen a big emphasis on ‘buying American’ to support jobs in the USA. As a result, many American-based brands have been joining the reshoring initiative and doing what they can do bring back domestic manufacturing. HyTest® Safety Footwear informs us about its new USA-made line.

PORON® Product Pick – Blundstone Australia offers comfort and protection for every walk of life!

Posted by Nicole Perry on Sunday, February 12th, 2012 | No Comments »

We’re beginning the start of the 2012 trade show season and one brand who we’ll see exhibiting in a wide range of shows including Outdoor Retailer and the National Safety Council Congress and Expo is Blundstone Australia.

Justin Original Workboots Launching Metatarsal Guard Technology at WESA

Posted by Joe Blair on Friday, January 13th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

For many years, Justin Brands and Rogers Corporation have been partners in providing the best boots in the market.  Justin’s high standards lead them to Rogers years ago to design PORON® Products into the insoles of many of their boots.  Today, that relationship continues to grow with Justin Original Workboots launching safety boots featuring the […]