|The Cosmas Titan pull-on fire boot|
The TITAN 14-inch bunker boot for structural firefighting and the ATLAS 11-inch lace/zip boot for industrial fires, are the new premier “in-novation” series in the Cosmas line of safety footwear.
Drawing on 40 years of Italian footwear design and manufacturing heritage in both the public safety and mountaineering markets, the company said the series is certified to the 2007 edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s 1971 standard.
“With the introduction of the TITAN and the ATLAS, Cosmas continues to build on its reputation for superior fit and innovative designs,” said Brent Merriam, vice president of Novation North America, Inc.
Both the TITAN ($325) and the ATLAS ($350) feature exclusive, patent-pending MidsoleArmor, a composite puncture plate/ladder shank/midsole combination. Combining what normally would be three separate pieces into one results in a lighter weight, more flexible boot that is inherently insulating and resistant to heat, according to the company. The unique construction is stiff and supportive in the heel and arch area, yet flexible in the forefoot area, allowing the foot to flex naturally, the company said.
Other features include: AnkleArmor, contoured ankle guards that protect ankles from knocks and dings; high traction, electrically insulating, oil and heat resistant, vulcanized rubber outsoles designed with ergonomic HeelRoll and ToeSpring to promote a natural walking motion, as well as high profile ladder grips; an accordion-style flex point in the Achilles area so the boot flexes where needed; and an abrasion, chemical and flame-resistant vulcanized rubber protective toe cap.
Cosmas is an Italian brand of high quality, high performance footwear, and its parent company, Novation S.p.A., is an Italian original equipment manufacturer specializing in mold design and fabrication, injection molding, composite component fabrication and manufacturing of components and finished goods for the sporting goods, footwear and automotive industries.
Cosmas was awarded the contract to supply its insulated structural firefighting boot based on the ATLAS design to the Italian National Fire Brigade for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.
For information call 719-535-0755 or go to www.cosmas.it (after Jan. 15).