The microporous FlexStep® sole material, developed by Sievi has been re-designed. The re-designed sole material maintains its excellent shock absorbing properties and flexibility in freezing conditions more efficient. The footwear sole therefore remains softer, even in heavy freezing conditions, and maintains excellent friction on slippery surfaces. The construction of the FlexStep® flexible sole eliminates stress and shocks to the feet and spine, helping to prevent foot and back pains and thereby improving work efficiency. The FlexStep® flexible sole is featured on all Sievi footwear.