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International Shoe Company launches the HYTEST Safety Shoe Company offering a line of nine styles of steel-toe work shoes.
The first HYTEST SHOEMOBILE hits the street, bringing work shoe stores on wheels right to the doorsteps of customers' workplaces for the first time.
HYTEST develops the WORLD'S FIRST METATARSAL GUARDS, later becoming mandatory in many plants.
HYTEST innovates safety footwear with internal metatarsal guards to eliminate the problem of tripping or snagging with external guards.
HYTEST introduces its Clincher sole, a big step toward improved slip resistance.
HYTEST launches FootHolds™ slip resistant footwear.
HYTEST partners with XRD® to bring extreme internal metatarsal guard protection to its line of footwear.
HYTEST designs the FootRests® XT line with the innovative Nano Technology toe, the lightest safety toe available without sacrificing protection.
HYTEST develops anchor flange for the bottom edge of steel toes, preventing steel toes from shifting, cutting or depressing under sudden impacts.
HYTEST introduces men's dress-style safety shoes, doing double-duty for managers and supervisors required to wear dress attire who are also exposed to workplace hazards.
HYTEST introduces its Lady HYTEST safety shoe line for WOMEN ENTERING THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE during the post-WWII industrial boom.
HYTEST introduces its first Seal-Flex vulcanized shoes which are more comfortable, flexible, durable and slip resistant. These soon become a bestselling HYTEST line.
HYTEST DEVELOPS THE FIRST ELECTROSTATIC-DISSIPATING (ESD) safety footwear with a patented conductive insole. Numerous workplaces today require such footwear both for worker safety and preservation of their products' quality.
HYTEST becomes the only full-service safety footwear distribution network servicing the 48 contiguous states.
HYTEST patents its SUPER-GUARD X metatarsal guard system, unique in its contoured shape and flexibility to maximize comfort.
HYTEST introduces FootRests® Xergy® Technology, which uses an anti-fatigue foam midsole that absorbs shock and returns energy.
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