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Institute for Environmental Research

Institute for Environmental Research

Kansas State University
0056 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

Phone: 785-532-5620
Fax: 785-532-6642
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Footwear: Thermal Insulation

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Method:

There is no standard method for evaluating footwear; the basic procedures in the whole body manikin standard ASTM F 1291 will be followed

Instrument:

Thermal foot in an environmental chamber

Cost: 

$600 for 3 replications on one shoe or boot

Note: We do not calculate temperature ratings for footwear for ethical reasons.  The prediction models are based on heat loss from the whole body – not just the feet.  Therefore, they are primarily affected by the clothing on the rest of the body.

 

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