By adding graphene to the TPU Outsole and Scuff Cap of the popular Southern Cross® Scuff and Southern Cross® Zip Scuff styles, the two companies have created a leading-edge range of ultra-durable work boots.
The Southern Cross® GraphTEC™ is a world first PureGRAPH® Graphene enhanced work boot. Graphene is one of the strongest impermeable semi-metals discovered to date. PureGRAPH® Graphene has been independently tested, with results showing an increase of over 200% in abrasion resistance. Steel Blue’s GraphTEC™ range is designed, developed and made in Australia.
The Southern Cross® GraphTEC™ is a Men’s 150mm ankle height lace-up boot that includes a GraphTEC™ enhanced Scuff Cap and Outsole. The addition of Graphene in the durable TPU Outsole and Scuff Cap provides world leading durability, abrasion resistance and strength. Tests show that Graphene is one million times thinner than a piece of paper, superior in strength to diamonds and 200 times stronger than steel.
Made from premium Water Resistant Leather, the Southern Cross® GraphTEC™ is a popular 100% comfortable choice for Construction, Mining and Civil Engineering. This Australian Made safety boot also features a TPU Outsole that is heat resistant to 130°C and includes Anti-Static properties, a 200 joule safety Steel Toe Cap for ultimate toe protection and the padded collar and tongue offer all day comfort.
All Steel Blue boots feature Trisole® Comfort Technology which cushions your feet, knees, hips and lower back from day-to-day fatigue. We stand behind the comfort and quality of our work boots with our 30-Day 100% Comfort Guarantee.
The Southern Cross® GraphTEC™ is made from premium leather that has been ethically and environmentally sourced and is available in Black Full Grain or Wheat coloured Nubuck Leather.
Garry Johnson, Steel Blue's Chief Executive Officer, shares more about the journey to developing the world's first graphene enhanced work boot.
“Graphene has remarkable benefits for people wearing our boots in terms of durability and abrasion resistance – proven to be 200 times stronger than steel. We teamed up with a fellow Western Australian company, First Graphene, to explore the opportunities to incorporate this world leading technology into our work boots.
It took time working with First Graphene to develop a product that boasts the strength of graphene yet upholds Steel Blue’s 100% Comfort Guarantee. It's no use fixing one pain point for our customers and then creating another one.
We wanted to increase durability and we wanted to increase abrasion resistance, but we didn't want to impact comfort. For us, this was critical because we're known for comfort.”
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