Is it time for a new pair of boots? If you see a reinforced toe, steel shank or a tear coming through the outside of the boot, it’s time to look for some new boots!
Your safety boots are no longer safe!
If the toe is dented it will threaten the structural integrity of the steel cap or if they are coming apart at the seams or are leaking they are no longer protecting your boots nor are you following safety protocol.
Just like the tyres on your truck, if the tread is gone, your boots will no longer be slip resistant and need to be changed ASAP - your safety boots always need to be safe.
Always ask employer for any safety specific requirements that you might need, such as height specs and toe guard requirements. There are specific protection options for risks like electricity or exposure to heat or welding spray could mean you need a high heat resistant boot. Working on uneven ground could mean you need extra support in the ankle.
Lastly, think about your feet. You’re going to need to be wearing your work boots for extended periods of time. If you have a wide or narrow foot, wearing a boot that doesn’t fit comfortably is going to get very sore over time. If you have a high foot arch look for a boot to accommodate this or perhaps opt for a specialised innersole. If you have trouble with foot perspiration you need to be looking for a boot lined with a moisture wicking material. If you have ankle troubles a higher lace up option may be what you need to get a little extra support.
Little things can make or break your feet after a long hot day.
Here’s a look at our two favourite Safety Boot styles for 2022:
The Oliver AT45 Work Boots give you superior protection and, thanks to Oliver's built in SOFTstride® comfort system, the ultimate in work boot comfort. Features include - Water resistant leather full lining infused with eco-friendly Odorban® Control Technology to absorb odour for optimum freshness and hygiene COMFORTcushion® Impact Absorption System uses a combination of cellular urethane and PORON® Oliver Comfort Footbed enhances natural air flow; infused with Odorban® Control Technology Shock absorbing Polyurethane midsole NATUREform® composite toe cap Latex toe cap liner for added comfort Long wearing TPU outsole designed to self-clean rocks and debris from tread. Excellent abrasion resistance
The Mongrel 561060 High Zip Safety Bootin Stone is designed to meet the needs of tradesmen that want the support of a lace-up boot and the convenience of a zip sided boot.
This boot has a steel toe cap tested to Australian safety standards, for peace of mind on the worksite. The steel toe lies beneath a moulded PU scuff cap for longevity of the boot. Other features include a heat, oil & acid resistant Vibram outsole with SRC slip resistance.
The OrthoTec PU Air innersole is a long wearing and comfortable footbed that incorporates the AirZone comfort system, which circulates air that assists moisture control, while giving the wearer all day comfort. This is further supported by the Dri-Freeze® lining that dissipates heat, ensuring the wearer experiences cool, dry feet all day long.
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