Year-round riders have a variety of factors and conditions they need to consider so they may remain protected and safe on the road. Rider visibility is a key tactic and even more so in low light conditions where visibility is limited. It’s here where safety can be compromised. This innovative, smart new technology – Harley-Davidson Footwear Black Flash Series – definitely helps riders be better seen!
Motorcycle Footwear Combines Innovative Reflective Materials So Riders Stand Out On and Off the Road
The new Wolverine Worldwide for Harley-Davidson® Black Flash Series, a collection of urban-inspired riding sneakers that feature a state-of-the-art material that “flashes” when in contact with an active light source like headlights from oncoming vehicles. The panels of Black Flash material are of an innovative waterproof reflective leather with a natural raised grain made from optical-grade glass. This reflective leather is incorporated on each riding sneaker in key areas along the vamp, heel and upper, ready to reflect light that it encounters.
HD Footwear Black Flash Series Help Riders Be Seen, in Low Visibility Conditions
Without an active light source, the material remains black, blending into the overall design aesthetic and pairs well with the waterproof full-grain leather uppers. “It’s essential for riders’ protection that in low visibility situations they are noticeable to other drivers on the road,” said Amy Sharp, Wolverine Worldwide’s product manager of the Harley- Davidson® Footwear product line. “The new Black Flash material is the only product of its kind on the market and allows us to create functional, performance riding sneakers that don’t sacrifice on style, or protection.”
Harley-Davidson Footwear Black Flash Women’s Ashmont
The women’s Ashmont has standout product features as the men’s Tremont, as well as a similar high-top sneaker silhouette.
The new stylish Ashmont features a high-top sneaker silhouette with a white rubber outsole that is abrasion-, oil- and slip resistant for increased durability and performance on the road. A breathable Hydro-Guard waterproof membrane helps to keep feet dry, allowing moisture out, but never in, an essential feature for late season rides that may encounter rain showers. The Ashmont showcases the innovative Black Flash material along the vamp and heel of the shoe, keeping riders’ feet visible and protected on the road.
*NOTE: Reflective footwear is an added bonus but does not replace good rider “be seen” methods and techniques.