Neptun Boot gets Strident, and goes Camo
Specifically designed for harsh terrain conditions, Neptun Boots has introduced the Strident Camo boot range.
This lightweight boot with a water-resistant, breathable upper offers full safety protection to the toe and midsole with an average weight of 1,25 kg. The boot is designed to be hard-wearing, have excellent grip and be slip resistant.
Tested recently under dry conditions in the Zululand Rhino Reserve, field rangers found the Strident to be comfortable, durable and lightweight. Hunters have also found this boot to be quiet when stalking prey.
Neptun Boot was established in 1977 in Westmead, Pinetown, to supply high-quality PVC gumboots to general industry with a focus on the agricultural sector. Over the years the business has grown and developed to become the leading gumboot manufacturer in southern Africa. Neptun’s market reach has grown along the years to include territories as far afield as Ghana, Australia, China, UAE, Peru and the Republic of Ireland.
All of Neptun’s safety products are certified to the latest EN 20345 and SANS 20345 certifications. Both the PVC and the PU manufacturing plants are internationally certified plants by SAI Global and the SABS.
The mainstay of Neptun’s agricultural range of products are the Shova and Marina product lines. Shova is a full length unisex gumboot and Marina is Neptun’s ladies range of gumboots. Both are available in general purpose and blood and fat resistant variants. The Shova range is also available in Chelsea, fishing, shoes and clog variants. The Marina range also comes in a number of fashionable colour combinations as well as in clog and shoe variants.
Neptun also has a range of children’s gumboots known as Clipper, which, variant dependant, services a wide range of markets from school-shoe substitutes in the cold, wet, mountainous, rural regions of southern Africa, to fashionable boots sold at South Africa’s leading retailers.
In 2005 Neptun launched the Shosholoza mining gumboot, which won a design award from the Design Institute of South Africa. It revolutionised the mining gumboot industry by introducing patented ankle and metatarsal protection as well as bringing shoe comfort levels to a gumboot. The Shosholoza gumboot is available with a steel toe cap, a steel midsole and a metatarsal protector. It is also available in a wader variant. This boot is sold all over South and southern Africa to all the major mining houses.
Further capitalising on the success of the metatarsal protection offered in the Shosholoza Metaguard gumboot, Neptun developed and launched the Stimela XP boot in 2013. It is the world’s first metal-free, heavy-duty mining boot with an integral metatarsal protector and has been patented globally. The Stimela XP gumboot is available with a composite toe cap and an anti-penetrative textile midsole. This flagship boot is now in demand across southern Africa and into Europe as well.
Neptun also offers a comprehensive aftersales service to deliver the best possible product and service to the end user. A dedicated team of technical sales representatives are on call for any opportunities or challenges faced by customers.