The development of materials, technology and processes plays a vital role in the design and manufacturing of our line of Cosmas USA firefighting boots. From our patent-pending MidsoleArmor™, our proprietary 100% nitrile outsole compound, our Schoeller material upper, our unbeatable heel lock system, or our wrap around solid tibia protector, it is the incorporation of new materials, technologies and processes that gives us the edge. In fact, technology development is the cornerstone of our parent company, Jolly Scarpe S.P.A., one of the largest fire boot manufacturers in the world, based in Italy. Through its association with Jolly Scarpe S.P.A, Cosmas USA is able to tap into materials, processes, and technologies that are unavailable to most fire PPE brands. Our goal is to offer the most innovative materials, technology and processes to offer you the lightest, most comfortable and durable fire boots.
Advanced textile composites such as those manufactured by Lenzi S.p.A. are fast becoming the industry standard for puncture resistant devices in protective footwear. Several of the footwear brands present in the US fi re services market are using such materials because they provide enhanced flexibility, do not readily transfer of heat or cold, and, hence, offer the potential for a more comfortable boot.
Cosmas® has taken this concept one step further with its patent pending MidsoleArmor™ solution, which combines a flexible advanced textile composite in the forefoot area with a stiff, supportive glass fiber reinforced composite from the arch back to the heel. This exclusive combination puncture resistant device/ladder shank/midsole provides full-coverage puncture resistance and thermal insulation for the bottom of the foot. MidsoleArmor™ is stiff and supportive in the heel and arch for stable footing on the ground or on the ladder, yet flexible in the forefoot, allowing your foot to flex naturally. The result is that with Cosmas® boots, you get maximum comfort and maximum performance.
Nitrile rubber is recognized as an excellent material to protect against chemical agents (i.e. nitrile gloves), and is also an excellent material to protect against petroleum products (i.e. oil & gas). Our proprietary nitrile rubber blend offers the best slip resistance of any fire boot sole, in both wet & icy conditions.
Solid contoured ankle protection which protects ankles from knocks and dings – an industry first by Cosmas.
There are 4 types (i.e. quality) of leather. Full grain leather is the best quality leather you can use on footwear. Anything else, by any other name, is of a lesser quality. Full grain leather refers to hides that have not been sanded, buffed, or snuffed (as opposed to top-grain or corrected leather) to remove imperfections (or natural marks) on the surface of the hide.