High-performance tactical footwear

From law enforcement, military and fire and rescue, to emergency medical agencies around the world, Magnum has been delivering high-performance tactical footwear for over 25 years.

Aug 27, 2009
By Paul Jacques

From law enforcement, military and fire and rescue, to emergency medical agencies around the world, Magnum has been delivering high-performance tactical footwear for over 25 years.
Now it has teamed up with P2i Ltd – a specialist in hi-tech surface modification – for an award-winning range of ion-mask™-protected footwear.
Magnum’s new Elite Force 8.0 WPi (srp £160) is the first-ever tactical boot in the world to feature the revolutionary ion-mask treatment.
Why Magnum ion-mask™?
Originally developed for military clothing and designed to combat chemical agents, the ion-mask technology from P2i is an ultra-protective treatment that bonds to the entire surface area, including individual fibres of a material. The benefits of Magnum featuring ion-mask over traditionally membrane-enhanced footwear are:
•More breathable than with a membrane.
•Lighter by at least 30g – and remains lighter as the material does not retain water.
•Easy-clean and stain-resistant.
•Blood-borne pathogen-resistant complying with ISO16604.
•Chemical-resistant.
•Extremely climate-friendly in comparison to other water-proofing systems.
Glen Richards, Magnum manager, explained: “Magnum’s Elite Force 8.0 WPi is an industry first in safety and tactical footwear, offering the end user unique benefits not available in today’s market place.
“Designed specifically for the UK MoD, the ion-mask technology has reinforced Magnum’s global brand position as leaders in innovation and product development.
“The benefits of this technology are that feet are fully-protected and waterproof from the surface of the boots’ upper, therefore, no liquids or chemicals can absorb into the upper of the boots – unlike traditional membrane technologies, where the membrane barrier is built into the lining of the product leaving the upper fully-absorbent.
“This is an extremely important benefit when in contact with blood, a major carrier of life-threatening diseases, as the Elite Force 8.0 WPi is blood-borne pathogen-resistant (ISO16604).
“Magnum was the winner of the ‘Company Clothing Footwear Award 2009’ with the Elite Force 8.0 WPi – these are extremely exciting times for Magnum.”

  • For further information on the Magnum collection featuring ion-mask™, visit www.magnumboots.com or call Magnum on 01702 541 771. The new boots will be available from October.

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