What do you do for a living? I bet there are some things about you that give it away. The car that you drive, the clothes that you wear, the places you go.What about the shoes that you wear? What do they tell you about some ones occupation, and could they be hiding something?
The point we are trying to make is that safety shoes are no longer just for the dusty construction worker. They are no longer just for the factory foreman. A pair of (dare we say it) almost stylish safety shoes to suit every lifestyle are now available, and there may be more uses than you think.
If you work in the construction or engineering industries, then you will no doubt be familiar with ‘big boot’ safety shoes. They are compulsory for health and safety reasons, and would invalidate insurance if they weren’t worn. But for our teacher, our ballerina, our jockey and many others, how do they protect their feet? Have you ever seen safety shoes styled like designer trainers? What about safety shoes just like funky clogs? What about a built in steel toe cap to your riding boot to protect you from the horses iron shod hoof?
Well, they are here, all of them. And I hope that we will soon see safety shoes more frequently available on the mass market as they will prevent avoidable injury and keep our toes safe for the future. The most attractive thing about this new generation of safety shoe is the fact that nobody ever need know you are wearing them. Not that you would be called a wimp for protecting your feet or anything but, let’s face it, nobody likes feeling different from the crowd
You aren’t alone if you think they are all the same. But we hope our handy guide to the different safety shoes available will help you make the right choice for your job, and give you a head start to keeping your feet safe and complying with health and safety law from the word go.
Safety shoes must be designed to protect you against these hazards while providing comfort and style. Products should be manufactured to EN specifications and compliant with standards and statutory requirements as necessary for the job in hand. Safety shoes should feature, where necessary, anti-static, slip resistant soles and should offer top quality and function in regards to grip, cushion and weight. They should be made from durable materials and be resistant to tears, abrasions and scuffs.