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Tingley Expands Flites® in Canada

Posted on January 08 2024

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Tingley Rubber Corporation, a leading supplier of protective footwear and clothing, announces a line extension to the extremely successful Flite® Safety Toe Knee Boots.


Tingley Canada introduced the Flite® brand of footwear to Canada in 2022. “Canadian workers loved Flite’s anti-fatigue, comfort, and slip resistant capabilities just as much as American workers,” said Robert N. Petersen, Director of Product and Portfolio Management for Tingley.


The new Flite boot features a green upper and black outsole in a multi-purpose cleated tread pattern. The outsoles are made from long-lasting, slip-resistant nitrile rubber with tread wear indicators (TWI) incorporated in the forefoot and heel. The indicators inform users about the elapsed time to wear away half the tread. When the Flite® tread wears down to the same level as the indicator lines, users will know that they’ve worn away half the tread on their boots.


The composite safety toe and non-metallic PR midsole meets the CSA Z195 requirements for toe impact and puncture resistance. Flite boots are also electric hazard (ESR/Omega) rated for added safety. All Flite boots are made with Aerex 1.5.5®, a proprietary microcellular polymer that is self-insulating, chemical-resistant and durable. “Flite follows the ‘1-5-5 Rule’”, said Petersen, “in that the boots are so lightweight (up to 40% lighter than most steel toe rubber and PVC boots) they are anti-fatigue based on ergonomic studies showing how every 1 lb. reduction in footwear weight is like 5 lbs. off your back and 5% less energy expended.”


Flite® with Aerex 1.5.5® continues to bring choices in performance, safety, and materials to Canadian workers. Tingley protective footwear and clothing have been protecting generations of workers since 1896 and are available from authorized distributors in Canada. For more information, please contact a Tingley Sales Representative or visit the Tingley website at