Horse Pilot is proud to announce that the Teknit Boot has received the first price at the Equitana Innovation Award in the category of Equestrian and Workwear, Safety Products.
The Equitana Innovation Award: one of the most prestigious international awards in the equestrian sector
Horse Pilot was created to imagine the future of riding. 10 years later, it is still the same desire that drives us every day. We design technical clothing for riders who live horse riding as a sport. Innovation is a main part of our DNA: facilitate movement, increase performance, improve comfort, protect riders. The Teknit Boot and this award confirm our innovation strategy.
The Equitana Innovation Award is one of the most prestigious international awards in the equestrian sector. This year, the pre-selections were made by the users and riders themselves. After the different votes took place a final to determine the winner of each category.`
The teknit Boot: comfort, performance and functionality
After 3 years of development, 2 patent pending, 6000 hours of testing, Horse Pilot has launched the Teknit Boot, a riding boot that is one of the most comfortable. A product that brings a true revolution and new sensations to riders.
«One size fits all» concept promises a boot that fits a wide range of body shapes thanks to a highly expandable and breathable 3D mesh fabric. The result is a boot that is equivalent to a made-to-measure fit. Just choose your size and the boot will do the rest.
An eco-designed boot
With the «one size fits all» concept, we have 15 times less references per size, so less stock, less transport and less waste. The size of the box is also reduced thanks to the fabric without leather that can be rolled up. « So long, shoe trees », « bye bye, big boxes » for storing or carrying the Teknit Boot! The volume saved, approximately 120% compared to a conventional pair of riding boots, has a direct impact on several stages of the product’s life cycle: reduced packaging, reduced transport volumes, reduced storage space in factories, Horse Pilot warehouses and saddleries.
The waste that is created during textile product manufacture is a major source of pollution. We are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact by optimising our cutting. With the Teknit Boot, the 3D print/knit process goes from the yarn straight to the final product. This avoids having to cut material, creating fabric scraps that end up in the bin.
The 3D Knit material (around the leg and ankle) is made from 63% recycled polyester. The outer part of the foot is 40% recycled polyester and the inside linings are 100% recycled or bio-sourced. The barcode label is water-based. The cleaning bag is made from 100% recycled polyester. The packaging box is 100% recycled cardboard and the inside printing is soy-based.
More information on eco-design.