All our safety toe work boots and shoes meet ASTM F2412-11/ASTM F2413-11 impact and compression safety standards. They meet impact I/75 standards and C/75 compression standards, meaning the toe boxes can withstand having 50 solid pounds of weight dropped on them from a height of 18 inches, and withstand 2,500 pounds of compression.
Footwear tested by an independent lab that can withstand applications of 18,000 volts at 60hz for one minute with leakage
Electro Static Dissipating
Footwear that allows static electricity to be dissipated from the wearer’s body into the walking surface to prevent static electricity build up.
Safety Footwear used in areas with highly volatile and explosive materials.
Footwear designed to provide additional protection to the instep area. Traditionally used in areas where there is a higher risk of objects falling or rolling on to instep.
Soles designed to provide a higher coefficient of friction with the walking surface.
A combination of water resistant materials and construction which helps protect the foot form getting wet in environments of excess water.
A toe cap with a blend of metals to produce a cap that is lighter than steel while still meeting ASTM F2413 standard for protective footwear.
A toe cap made from a non-ferrous elastomeric material, which is light and will not conduct heat, cold or electricity. Composite toes meet or exceed ASTM F2413 standards.
Any Shoe or boot with a Safety toe cap, either steel, composite or alloy that provides protection against impact and compression according to ASTM F2413 standards.
Shoes with a non metallic insole material affixed to inside of shoe to retard penetration of certain objects through the bottom of the sole of the shoe.
How to Fit Safety Shoes
Before You Try Safety Shoes On
1. The best time to buy boots is in the afternoon or early evening when the foot is at its largest. If you must purchase in early in day remember your feet will swell later in day, so allow extra room when fitting.
2. Bring the socks you plan on wearing with you when you try on safety shoes.
3. Make your decision based on fit more than style.
4. If not recently, have your feet measured. One foot is often larger than the other. Favor the largest when selecting size. Styles vary in size so go by feel as well as measurement. In fact measurement is just a starting place. You may wear as much as 1 full size different depending on the brand or style.
When You Try Safety Shoes On
1. Try the shoe on , push your toes to the front until they touch, your index finger should fit behind your foot.
2.Make sure that the ball (the area of protrusion at the base of the big toe) of your foot fits well at the widest part of the shoe.
3. Safety Toe shoes need to be fit about a half size larger than normal footwear. Since there is hard cap in shoe there is no stretch in toe box area. You do not want your toes to the end of the safety shoe.
4. Are there any areas of the boot, which seem to be tight? Snug is good. Tight is bad. Don't expect safety toe footwear to stretch near the toe area. Leather footwear will stretch behind toe box. Remember if it does not feel good new, it probably will not later.
NOTE : Most shoes or boots will slip slightly when new if not laced tight. Once the sole limbers up slight slipping will stop. This is more noticeable in slip on or non lace shoes and boots.
5. Walk around to get a feel for how shoes feel. Make sure they flex in correct place and do not dig into your feet. You should be able to wiggle your toes under the toe box. If not try another model or a larger size.
There is no one style or brand that will fit everyone. Try on different styles to determine what feels best on your feet. For example, some people need shoes with high arches where others can not comfortably wear shoes with high arches.