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ISPO Award Winner 2023: Viking Expower Mid GTX 2V Kids Boot

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Form follows function in the Viking Expower Mid GTX 2V boot for children. It is packed with technical features, such as the new GORE-TEX ePE technology, keeping small feet dry and warm while falling back on materials with a lower impact on the environment.

First Children’s Boot With New PFC-Free GORE-TEX ePE Membrane

Expower Mid GTX 2V is Viking’s best in class kindergarten boot. This is also the first boot for kids on the market, which is using the new PFC-free GORE-TEX ePE membrane. It will keep little feet comfortable and dry in wet conditions and this way help in keeping them warm. 

»We always choose recycled material when possible. Expower is free from PFC and the Gore-Tex membrane is Bluesign and økotex 100 certified«, explains Matilda Linde-Monsore, Head of Product.

Using PFC-Free, Recycled and Long-Lasting Materials

While PFC has been widely used in membranes and DWRs for its unique technical properties, the new GORE-TEX solution featured in these boots achieves the same levels of water resistance without. The new ePE membrane is light, thin and strong and has a reduced carbon footprint (per Higg MSI) achieved by its lower material mass along with a new material combination. Besides it being durably waterproof and windproof, it offers breathability and a long product life.

With product life in mind, the boot features a reinforced upper made of durable and abrasion-resistant technical materials. It has been equipped with large reflective details for visibility in low lighting. The rubber sole provides amazing grip in any ground conditions, to have the kids enjoying the outdoors in all types of weather and surfaces.

Comfortable, Durable, Visible Kids Boots

Form follows function in Viking’s Expower Mid GTX 2V, keeping in mind how children use their boots and which areas of them are subjected to the most stress. This is why it comes with large abrasion resistant protection in the toe area and features a rubber toe cap and mud guard. A glove friendly pull tab and double velcro strap allow easy on and off.

All these functional aspects above create a comfortable, durable, dry and visible kids boot that is perfect for all outdoor-loving children, that like to play in any conditions and different surfaces. »At Viking we know that the most sustainable products are those who last long and can be reused by many. We design our products to withstand time; we developed a classic look and focused on durability so the product will last longer«, Head of Product at Viking, Matilda Linde-Monsore sums up.


Here’s What the Jury Had To Say About the Viking Expower mid GTX 2V Kids Boot:

"This kids boot is packed with features and makes a parents’ life easier: it is super durable and easy to put on and pull off, even with gloves. Featuring the new GORE-TEX ePE membrane and recycled materials, it is also eco-consciously designed and produced."
ISPO Award Jury

5 Reasons Why the Viking Expower mid GTX 2V Kids Boot Convinced the ISPO Award Jury:

  • waterproof thanks to GORE-TEX ePE
  • recycled material use
  • lightweight and durable
  • extra sole traction
  • reflective details

Product specifications:

  • Colour: purple, green and black
  • Size: 22-35
  • Release date: September 2024
    RRP: €115.00
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