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The sole makes the shoe!

Heckel's special strength lies in the processing of rubber for groundbreaking sole technologies with state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.

Safety shoes from Heckel prove themselves in steel works, on ships and in the mountains, on large construction sites, in trade and in logistics. They are non-slip, withstand extreme conditions and have an attractive design. Depending on the requirements, Heckel safety shoes protect the feet against injuries and chemicals, but also against heat, cold and wetness.Their soles are puncture-resistant, the tips reinforced with steel caps - yet the shoe remains flexible and comfortable to wear. The know-how comes from France.

Heckel was founded in 1870 in La Walk and initially manufactured football boots, motorcycle boots and ski boots. One hundred years later, the traditional family business specialized in safety shoes.

Heckel has belonged to the uvex safety group since 2001 and continues to be managed by it as an independent brand.

Heckel and performance: two terms - one meaning.

Whoever wears safety shoes from Heckel knows that he is perfectly protected at all times, in any situation, no matter how extreme.

We make no compromises when it comes to the quality and control of our products. Only in this way can we fully guarantee the absolute performance of our products and thus the safety of their wearers.

We are convinced that this outstanding safety is the result of combining the latest technology with innovative design. Appealing looks with the highest level of protection - that's what we strive for at Heckel.

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Heckel Technologies

MACSOLE® technology

A true specialist in rubber soles, Heckel has been developing its own technology for 20 years. MACSOLE® soles, made from an exclusive mixture of nitrile rubbers developed by our R&D department, offer unparalled performances in terms of safety and longevity in the most extreme conditions.


GORETEX technology

Waterproof and breathable, Gore-Tex allows moisture (perspiration) to evaporate, keeping your feet dry and confortable at all times.


BOA® technology

Delivering fit solutions purpose-built for performance, the BOA® Fit System is now available on Heckel safety shoes range. The BOA® Fit System revolutionizes traditional lacing by delivering an ultra-efficient fit for an optimal connection with your equipment and enhanced security.


D3O ® technology

A safety shoe with metatarsal protection is key for any trade where there is a risk of heavy objects falling. The patented D3O® technology makes it possible to manufacture soft, flexible materials with high shock absorption properties.




Protecting people goes hand in hand with a promise to protect societies and the environment, which represents our commitment to protecting the planet. This is made visible through our new protecting planet label. We comprehensively monitor, evaluate and optimize all steps of our value chain to produce the most sustainable personal protective equipment that we can.

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