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Global technical outdoor brand, Helly Hansen, welcomes the Traverse Boot HT (SRP £180) and Traverse HT (SRP £160) to its Verglas hiking footwear collection – for outdoor professionals and hikers to feel confident to spend long days on the mountain, ready to take on rugged terrain and unpredictable weather.
Built to keep hikers comfortable and safe outdoors, the Traverse HT offers a mid-cut option for an agile, lightweight shoe, while the Traverse Boot HT measures slightly taller, offering added ankle support. Both shoes combine new technology with materials in an innovative and responsible way to enhance stability and protection without added weight.
Ideal for short and long hikes, both styles include a variety of features, including:
- A combination of two different EVA compounds to make up the midsole: performance EVA for stability and protection in the lower midsole, and super lightweight EVA in the upper midsole for enhanced comfort and cushioning over longer periods of time.
- A multi-directional traction system for the outsole: a HH® Surround-Grip lug system for traction at all angles of contact with the ground, alongside the brand’s Tough-Wear used in the most exposed areas, and an HH® Max-Grip rubber compound for superior grip.
- A rock plate embedded in the midfoot for rigidity and added protection on uneven and rocky terrain.
- A fully waterproof construction utilising Helly Hansen’s HELLY TECH® waterproof/breathable membrane, along with sealed seams, and hydrophobic-treated materials, ensuring water repels off the surface when exposed to wet or muddy conditions.
With a focus on being more sustainable, much of the Traverse HT and Traverse Boot HT’s upper contains recycled content – including a 100% recycled polyester lining and 100% recycled polyester laces. In addition, both styles are developed using an innovative 5D printing process, where material layers are engineered to add extra protection while remaining flexible and super lightweight. The printing process also reduces waste as there is no excess material used.
Kristofer Eidsgaard, Category Managing Director for Footwear at Helly Hansen, says, “Our Verglas hiking footwear collection delivers highly technical and innovative designs without compromising on lightweight comfort and agility. While performance and protection remain our top priority, we’re always looking for ways to be more sustainable – from using recycled materials to taking a new approach to the design and production process – which we’ve done with these footwear styles and will continue to explore for future collections.”
Both the Traverse Boot HT and Traverse HT come in men’s and women’s styles, and will be available in-store and online from March 2023. To learn more about Helly Hansen’s technologies, or the brand’s Verglas collection, please visit: www.hellyhansen.com/en_gb.