EXTRAGUARD Upper Technology Wins Innovation in Footwear Award

GORE-TEX Professional Footwear Technology Wins P.C.I.A.W’s Best PPE Innovation in Footwear Award 2022

Jonas Andersson receives the PCIAW award for Best PPE Innovation in Footwear 2022

This year’s top award for the P.C.I.A.W’s Best PPE Innovation in Footwear 2022 went to GORE-TEX Professional for their EXTRAGUARD upper technology. Selected by the independent PCIAW® judging panel for its outstanding protective properties and low carbon footprint.  EXTRAGUARD is a 3-layer footwear upper technology which offers a hard-wearing alternative to standard protective footwear uppers. In combination with a GORE-TEX lining, the safety footwear is also waterproof, breathable, 40% lighter than leather and comfortable to wear.

Yvette Ashby, Founder & CEO of PCIAW®, congratulated Jonas Andersson and Oli Willson, Sales Manager for GORE-TEX Professional in UK and Scandinavia, on their well-earned win: “This year’s PCIAW® Awards competition reached new heights, with an even wider range of global entrants, all of whom displayed an exceptional amount of talent and ingenuity. We are pleased, therefore, to have selected GORE-TEX Professional for the Best PPE Innovation in Footwear Award; their EXTRAGUARD upper technology will make a tremendous contribution to the worksite safety industry.”