We approached the Tektite design as a challenge to find synergy between the fit of a sneaker and the strength of a work boot. Our realization came in two forms; our lightweight EXO® platform design and the lightweight, highly breathable and abrasion resistant strength of Superfabric®.
Challenging ourselves to craft a boot with the lightweight performance of a sneaker, we developed the unique EXO platform system and wrapped it in thermoplastic polyurethane for durability and extra comfort. Integrated with our DT4 last, the Tektite provides a highly responsive, low profile athletic fit.
Understanding the need to develop a unity between strength and breathability, we engineered a way to craft the boot upper out of a Super Fabric® material which provides extreme abrasion resistant strength in a highly breathable form and then lined it with GORE-TEX® XCR which was engineered for added comfort and breathability while providing the same waterproof protection.