Chippewa Boot Dictionary
Viper Cloth – Viper
Cloth is a Cordura material that has been designed specifically for Snake Bite
prevention. It is marketed and sold as “Viper Cloth” due to its
ability to prevent fang penetration from North American snakes.
ANSI 75 Steel
Toe – ANSI
indicates that the safety toe cap has been tested according to the standards set
forth by the American National Standards Institute.
These standards must be met by all footwear labeled with the ANSI Z41 PT
Bay / Apache
Upper – Bay Apache is the name of the
leather which is a 5 to 5.5 oz leather that has a high level of wax and oil
applied during the tanning process. Bay Apache is a light brown or tan color leather.
Upper - Black Odessa is the actual
leather the boot is made from. It is 5 to 5.5 oz leather that is heavily oiled in the
tanning process. It is black in
color and has high oil content.
Briar Pitstop - Briar
Pitstop is the actual leather some of our boots are made from.
This leather has a lot of waxes and oils that are applied during the
tanning process. The concentration
of the oils and waxes in this leather make it an “explosive” leather meaning
that it has a lot of “pull up”. This
can be seen by folding the leather tightly, as this happens, the oils move
around inside the leather creating a color change.
The color returns after the leather is returned to the original shape.
Lining - This is a lining material
that we use in our Sportility line of shoes that are made in China.
All of our linings have been developed to wick the moisture away from the
foot to help keep them dry and comfortable all day long.
Taibrelle Lining - This is a
lining material that we use in our Sportility line of shoes that are made in
China. All of our linings have been
developed to wick the moisture away from the foot to help keep them dry and
comfortable all day long.
Cambrelle Vamp –
Cambrelle is another high quality lining material that we use on our
steel toe boots. We only use
Cambrelle in the vamp linings of our steel toe boots because of the high
strength needed during the lasting process of the steel toe boots.
This is a Membrane / Bootie combination that we have developed.
This enables us to have our own registered waterproofing system.
We use very rugged testing procedures to ensure the boots do not leak.
These are water proof boots.
Chukka - A
short 5 or 5.5” tall shoe that usually has three or four eyelets.
This can be plain or mocc toe.
Dri-Lex Lining –
This is a lining material that we use on our boots that has a high
abrasion rating and a very high wicking ability to keep the foot dry and
comfortable. Dri Lex has been
approved by the American Podiatric Society for use in footwear.
This indicates that it is a very good lining material.
and Gusset –
This indicates that the Dri Lex lining is used on the Vamp and Gusset of
the boots only and not the entire inside of the boot.
Quarters – This
indicates that Dri Lex is used on the Quarters of the boots and not the entire
inside of the boot.
Lining – Drill
is the type of material that is used in the vamp lining.
It is a cotton type material that is used in basic footwear
that pulls moisture
away from the foot. It is not insulation, but a means to wick away
dampness from the foot.
Hazard Rated - Electrical Hazard
ratings are attained by sending three pair of boots to an independent testing
facility to be tested. There are
standards that have been set up by the ANSI committee that the boots have to
meet. The EH rating indicated that
the boots will protect the wearer from electrical hazards coming from the bottom
of the boot in case they step on a live wire or current.
This protection is only for voltage up to a certain level.
EH rated boots must have a safety toe cap.
Cordura - Espresso Cordura is the
same Viper Cloth material that is described above.
It should be listed as Espresso Cordura Viper Cloth.
Flexwelt Insole - Triple
Density Foam Footbed with Contoured Arch Support. It features Air
ventilation channels for moisture management, flanged perimeter edge for comfort
transition, maximum 3% memory loss and flex groove in middle.
Anti-microbial hydrophilic-filler resists odor and bacteria and absorbs
moisture. Other features include a 1" wide triple ribbed steel shank,
4 iron high tech rubber midsole for flexibility and durability, flex
grooves for added flexibility, and Air holes for Breathability and moisture
Leather Welt –
Goodyear Welt is a type of construction method used on our boots.
It is a very durable and rugged technique that makes for a long lasting
boot. In most cases, when boots are made on this construction, they
can be re-soled. The Leather welt
is the actual material that is physically stitched to the insole of the boot
that holds the sole on.
Leather Storm Welt –
The same as above, but this type of Welt has a bead on the top that will
prevent dust particles and other material from getting inside the boot at the
welt line. This is usually used in
heavy duty footwear.
Injected would indicate the sole attachment technique used.
This is when the polyurethane midsole is molded to the bottom of the boot
and then the sole is cemented to the midsole.
The waterproof technique used on this construction is based on waterproof
leather with a sealant applied to the inside of the boot along all the seams.
There is no bootie or membrane involved in this type of footwear.
Lamb Shearling –
Lamb Shearling is a natural lining material that is made from real Lambs
wool. It is the absolute best
lining material that can be used in footwear because it has a natural insulating
ability as well as a lining material. It
is very expensive and only used by quality footwear manufacturers.
Mocc Toe -
This is the design that goes around the
outside of the top of the foot. It
has no functionality but it looks really nice on some shoes.
It is called a mocc toe because the design was copied from the original
hand sewn moccasins that were made years ago.
This is a removable insole that we use for comfort to the wearer.
This is a polymer that has multiple uses.
It can be molded into any shape. We
use polyurethane midsoles on our injected product and we also use Polyurethane
orthodics for comfort on the inside of the boots.
Orthotic Insole -
This is the same information described above regarding the Orthodic.
Lining – This
is a high quality lining material that we use in our Sportility line of shoes
which are made in China.
All of our
linings have been developed to wick the moisture away from the foot to help keep
them dry and comfortable all day long.
This is the name of the line of boots we have that are made in other
areas of the world than the United States.
Steel Shank –
The steel shank is a piece of steel that is about 1” wide and about
4” long that is placed in the boot during the bottoming process in
manufacturing. It runs from heel to
toe and is place in the boot starting at the heel and goes towards the toe. Boots with steel shanks are more rugged and durable than
boots with fiberglass or plastic shanks.
Texon Insole -
Texon is a material that has been
developed especially for use in footwear. It
is a breathable material that is flexible and durable.
It is used on the highest quality footwear.
Taibrelle is a lining material that is used in our Sportility boots.
These are made in China.
Thinsulate - Manmade
microfiber created by 3M that traps insulating air to keep you warmer.
It is non-bulky, lightweight, compact resistant and durable. Warmer
than foam, felt, pile for the same thickness, it insulates under damp
conditions absorbing less than 1% of it's weight in water and dries quickly.
Vibram - In 1935, Vitale Bramani led an expedition into the Italian Alps. The climber used heavy, hobnailed boots for the approach, but then switched to thin-soled rock climbing boots for the assault. These climbing boots proved fatal when the expedition was hit by thick fog and a blizzard. Six climbers died from frostbite and exposure. It was this tragic experience that drove Bramani to created and patent an all-purpose climbing sole, one that was lightweight, long-wearing and flexible. He developed rubber compounds with excellent traction and high resistance to abrasion. He designed a new lug sole and called it Vibram, after his own name. Vibram soles have gone on to conquer Mt. Everest and to become a legend throughout the world. Yet, the search for better soling products has never stopped. Vibram soles are now found not only on boots, but on a wide range of fine casual, service and dress footwear. Look for the distinctive Vibram octagon with the Vibram name inside; it's the symbol of excellence. Today, the Vibram brand is recognized worldwide as the leader in high performance soling products for outdoor, dress casual and service footwear. For more information about Vibram soling products call 1-800 Vibram7.
Portland Yellow Plug Outsole - Vibram
is the maker of the sole, Portland indicates the tread design.
This is a semi rugged lug design suited for hiking, hunting and work
Vibram Mini Lug
Yellow Plug Sole –
Vibram is the maker of the sole, they are known worldwide for the best
soles in the footwear business. The
Mini Lug is a tread design that has multiple uses.
Yellow Plug Sole –
Again, Vibram is the maker of the sole, Montana indicates the tread
design. This tread design has a
“luggy” design that is more rugged and can be used from a work type
application to a light hiking or hunting boot application.
Gumlite Outsole -
Vibram is the maker o f the sole. Robinson
is the tread design which is more of a utility type design.
We use this sole on our snake boots.
It is a semi flat tread design almost like a wedge.
The Gumlite indicates the composition of the rubber that is used in the
sole. Gumlite is a “blown” sole
that is not as dense as the regular rubber soles.
It is a light weight sole so the life expectancy is somewhat shorter than
the regular rubber compound.
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