The new Kaptiv ™ line of Base boots is a youthful style of work boots featuring i-daptive ™ technology: an intelligent and active system which adapts to different conditions of use. The new patented Base Protection i-daptive ™ technology is added to the catalogue of previous innovations such as Tpu-Skin® and Dry'n Air®. 

As always, the inspiration for this latest innovation is the comfort of the worker. Kaptiv offers a complete system with multiple benefits: movement cushioning, energy dissipation and stabilisation of the foot. The Kaptiv ™ line of footwear, thanks to the i-daptive ™ patent, can be suitably worn on a variety of surfaces and is suitable for use whether the job requires indoor or outdoor work. Kaptiv ™ is comfortable when you are continuously moving around on the jobsite and when you are crouching in one fixed position while working in a task. In both cases, i-daptive ™ is highly flexible and dissipates the energy created from contact between the footwear and the floor, reducing the painful consequences that can be felt along the legs, up to the spinal column.

The new i-daptive ™ technology stabilises your walk to correct posture and help bring the foot back on axis, thereby reducing the risk of trauma and dislocations. The system manages to neutralise uneven or rough terrain like the presence of gravel, making everything feel more stable underfoot. One of the smartest benefits from i-daptive ™ is the way in which it optimises the pace and rebound, as being appropriate either for extreme conditions or during normal movements on flat surfaces. Each of us places our feet differently. It is for this reason that we often see wear on the inside or outside of the soles of shoes. i-daptiveconstantly addresses this issue, too, and it helps to ensure the foot remains on a stable axis at all times.

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Comfortable, protected, affordable and vegan-friendly, welcome to the Izar Top and Matar Top safety boots - new for 2018 from BASE, the stylish Italian safety footwear manufacturers. 


The Matar Top is suitable for many types of light trades from plastering and carpentry to driving and fork lifts, but the inclusion of Electro Static Discharge protection also makes it suitable for working with electronics and in manufacturing assembly environments, too. The premium quality synthetic microfibre makes the boot suitable for vegans. With a water-resistant upper and PU over-cap, it is extra hard-wearing and a great investment.

Ideal for everyday wear and guaranteed to keep your feet feeling fresh and cushioned throughout, the BASE Matar Top features AirTech technology and a padded collar to avoid tendon inflammation and a Fresh ‘n Flex sole that bends with the user for complete flexibility when working at low levels.

The boot’s 100% metal-free toe cap helps to make it one of the lightest and most comfortable safety boots on the market, with a pre-sharped protective bend to guard against accidental detachment for more peace of mind.

Suitable for every type of floor with a high slip resistance, the Matar Top boot is also good for the health of your feet, with built-in anti-bacterial protection to protect against bacteria and bad odours and BASE’s Dry ‘n Air ESD technology resulting in high breathability to keep feet dry and rested all day long. 

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A great all-rounder, the Izar Top is an S3 safety boot suitable for general, multi-trade use, perfect for many types of trades people including plasterers, plumbers, carpenters, fork truck drivers, warehouse operatives and van drivers.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians due to the synthetic microfibre rather than leather, the BASE Izar Top boot is extremely comfortable for everyday wear, featuring the latest technology to keep feet feeling cushioned, fresh and free of blisters.

With a bellow tongue to protect against dust and a V-shaped padded collar to guarantee comfort and avoid tendon inflammation, the Izar Top also features BASE Protection’s unique Fresh ‘n Flex and SlimCap technologies, making it one of the lightest and most flexible safety boots on the market. The metal-free toe cap is 35% thinner than the market standard thickness – while still guaranteeing to meet the legislative requirements for safety footwear - and has a perfect pre-shaped protective stripe to avoid painful pressure on toes.

Keeping feet cushioned and protected all day long, the BASE Izar Top boot has a flexible and light anti-fatigue sole to guard against tired feet thanks to its AirTech feature, with the best classification for slip resistance making it safe to wear on all surfaces.

Featuring SmellStop technology, feet are kept healthy and odours reduced, with an antibacterial lining helping to ensure they always smell fresh and clean. 

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Hyde, leading supplier of quality tools for professionals, has added another high end brand to its portfolio, becoming the exclusive UK distributor of Base Protection safety footwear.  Base has been one of the leading Italian manufacturers of safety footwear for the last decade.

With tradesmen typically spending the majority of their working day on their feet, investing in safety shoes or boots that cushion the feet and put comfort first is essential. Base safety footwear does just this, featuring the latest patented technology to offer an unrivalled level of comfort in boots and shoes that you can barely feel on your feet, whilst giving complete peace of mind that you are always well protected.

Combining design and performance, Base safety footwear is lightweight and flexible, leaving feet feeling less tired than standard safety boots and shoes, and less pinched due to slim toe caps. With Base, comfort is guaranteed through innovative technology that makes the soles on many shoes and boots in the range ultra-flexible so that they bend with you as you work.

With generous cushioning, feet are well supported during the tradesman’s working day, while the brand’s patented Dry’N Air air cooling ensures feet never get too hot, even during the summer months. Base safety footwear even has a patented SmellStop system, meaning shoes and boots can be taken off with confidence that they won’t leave a bad smell behind, an important point for any tradesman working in customers’ homes.

While comfort is all-important, safety is never compromised with Base footwear, which offers the superb non-slip performance, along with puncture resistant soles and composite, non-metal toe caps.

Exceeding the latest legislation for safety footwear on building sites, Base shoes and boots are made with typical Italian design and passion, taking advantage of the highest quality materials to ensure they are strong and durable enough for the most rugged of site-work. Strong bonds between the sole and upper lining also mean that the footwear will last the test of time, making Base a quality investment.

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