TYVEK® TUFF

INCREDIBLY THIN. IMPOSSIBLY STRONG.

THE UT.LAB USES THE HIGHEST GRADE OF TYVEK® AVAILABLE TO ENSURE A DURABLE AND LASTING UPPER FOR THE
LIGHT WING SERIES OF SHOES.

1082D

GRADE TYVEK®

0.3mm

THIN

THE ACCIDENTAL DISCOVERY

TYVEK® IS A SYNTHETIC MATERIAL THAT WAS "DISCOVERED" BY DUPONT™ IN THE 1950'S AND COMMERCIALIZED IN THE 60'S. IT LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE PAPER, BUT IS ACTUALLY A BRAND OF FLASHSPUN HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FIBERS. MADE IN THE USA.

THE WATER RESISTANT “PAPER”

IMAGINE IT AS HAIR-LIKE STRANDS (0.5–10 µM) THAT HAVE BEEN SPUN TOGETHER AND THEN HEATED AT EXTREME TEMPERATURES THAT PROVES TO BE AN AWESOME BARRIER TO LIQUIDS, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY BEING HIGHLY BREATHABLE.

PRE-WRINKLED FOR COMFORT

BECAUSE 1082D TYVEK IS FAIRLY STIFF, OUR TEAM MANIPULATES EACH PIECE OF FOOTWEAR BY HAND PRIOR TO LASTING TO PROMOTE A MORE COMFORTABLE WEAR PATTERN.

TEAR-PROOF

ALTHOUGH TYVEK® LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE PAPER, IT HAS AN AMAZING STRENGTH TOLERANCE THAT PREVENTS TEARING AND RIPPING AND EVEN DAY-TO-DAY ABRASION.

A TOP PRIORITY OF OUR TEAM HAS BEEN DEVELOPING THE INKS AND COATINGS WE USE TO PRESERVE THE COLOR WHEN PRINTED ONTO TYVEK®. WE HAVE DESIGNED A PRINTING APPLICATION THAT ALLOWS US TO PRESERVE THE COLOR INTEGRITY OF OUR SHOES AFTER REAL WORLD WEAR AND TEAR OF SUN, RAIN, AND THE TUMBLING OF YOUR WASHER AND DRYER.

WHAT SERIES HAVE WHAT MATERIALS?

TYVEK MICROFIBER KEVLAR POLIYOU EVA FOAM RUBBER
LIGHT WING X     X X
NINJA   SOFT-TOUCH   X X
ARGONAUT X LEATHER GRADE X X X

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