Safety shoes and boots are durable footwear with a protective re-enforced toe which helps protects the foot against falling debris, compression and now with the majority of safety footwear fitted with a mid-sole plate to protect from under foot punctures, they really are designed for optimum safety. They are normally worn in and around a construction site or industrial setting and they very often have steel as their toe cap however nowadays there are more styles which use composite materials. All safety boots come with markings to which indicate their international standards and levels of protection from impact, electric shock to chemical hazards. Back in the 1970’s safety boots were seen as the footwear amongst skinheads and punks, however nowadays it seems they are strictly for work-wear and not fashion wear.
Different Styles Of Safety Shoes?
There is a huge range of safety footwear on the market nowadays so choosing the right one can be a bit of a daunting task. Metatarsal Safety Shoes offer foot protection where it is needed most with a protective guard. The metatarsal bones in your feet form two arches, one in the centre of your foot and the other under the ball of your foot; these are extremely delicate bones so keeping them protected is essential.
More and more people are moving towards Composite Safety Shoes or Comp Toe’s as they are known as they are more lightweight compared to steel toe caps. They are really suited for working in electrical and hazardous environments and are made up from a range of composite materials including plastic and carbon fibre.
Another of the better known safety shoes out there are ESD’s or Electro Static Dissipative Shoes. If you’re working in an environment with electrostatic build-up then these are the shoes for you. They help reduce the flow of electricity through the shoe to the ground therefore significantly reducing the risk of electrocution.
Dot Safety Footwear offers safety footwear for all industries.
Hi-Tec safety footwear
The linings used in Hi-Tec footwear are made from comfortable breathable material that requires little or no maintenance. Foot moisture is absorbed and the drying process is quick due to the breathability nature of the linings.