Cut-Resistant Gloves: Technological Advancements Mean More Options

New Ideas On Cut Resistant Glove Technology

A lot can change in 15 years. A lot has changed in 15 years. Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter have become an everyday part of life for most Americans. The hybrid car has gone from design-floor dream to viable option for the average person. And cut protection for your hands has gone from one single option to many.

In 1997, para-aramid was the fiber for cut-protection gloves. This yellow fiber wasn’t just a valuable asset for workplace protection of your hands, it was the only valuable asset for workplace protection of your hands. But like social media sites and hybrid cars, times have changed. Now, even though para-aramid continues to be an industry leader, the alternative options have exploded. Continue Reading…

Carhartt Men’s 6-Inch Black Blucher Work Boots

Carhartt Work Boots

If Donna Summer’s song about “working hard for the money” is your personal anthem, then Carhartt Men’s 6-Inch Black Non-Safety Blucher Work Boots CMH6111 and Composite Toe version CMH6311 are perfect for you. Not only are these Carhartt boots durable and waterproof, they’re also lightweight and comfortable. Carhartt takes great pride in any product they offer to their customers. That means their Blucher work boots are no exception to their extensive quality in product.  Continue Reading…

Ramblers Bone: The Venture of a Lifetime

Ramblers Bone If you’ve ever been interested in exploration or are an avid fan of travel, you will appreciate what American photographers Mikael Kennedy and Sean Sullivan are doing. On April 5th, they embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, with a goal to travel 5,600 miles on a 30 day road trip throughout the southwest. They have named this project Ramblers Bone and plan to share the details through pictures and limited words via Twitter (www.twitter.com/ramblersbone) and their website, www.ramblersbone.com. Continue Reading…

Bates Zero Mass Boots: Lightweight Duty Boots for Heavy Duty Tasks

 

Bates Zero Mass Boots

You’re running through a field, trying to complete the training exercise to the best of your ability. But you can’t. Because it feels like you’ve got cinder blocks tied to your feet. They’re not cinder blocks. They’re tactical/training boots. But tell that to your instructor. If only someone could make a decent tactical/training boot that wasn’t weighing you down. Well… now that you mention it…

Your tactical/training boots are supposed to help you do your job, not hinder you. The number one drawback of wearing boots? You guessed it – Continue Reading…

Nautilus Safety Footwear: Don’t Get All Charged Up

ESD Safety Shoes By Nautilus Work Footwear

Have you ever thought about how much electricity the average human being carries around with them - in them – every single day? It’s shocking. (Pun intended!) In fact, you can accumulate as much as 12,000 volts just walking across a carpeted room. And we know you’re asking for it when you do this, but rubbing a balloon against your hair can generate as much as 20,000 volts. On average, the typical human being carries 25,000 volts of electricity with them at any given time. And passing it on to something else is easy. We do it all the time. It’s called static electricity, and it’s the “shock” you feel when you touch something. Sometimes we feel it – like when you touch a door knob or a sweater – but most of the time, we don’t. You have to have a buildup of 1,500 or more volts to feel a static electric charge when you touch something. But a charge with as little as five volts can cause damage to your home computer. Continue Reading…

What Makes FR Fabric Different From Other Fabrics?

National Fire Protection Agency

FR refers to flame-resistant, fire-retardant, flame-retardant, or fire-resistant.  These have similar meanings.

Flame resistant fabrics are slow to ignite, burn more slowly, and may self-extinguish when the source of flame or heat is removed. According to the Huntington Beach Fire Dept. (CA):  Flame retardant  means that the fabric will burn slowly and may self-extinguish when the source of heat or flame is removed. These properties offer a margin of safety which allows a person a little extra time to remove garments, drop and roll to smother  flames, or actually put out the fire. Continue Reading…

Avenger Work Boots: Staying Cool Under the Heat

Avenger Work Boots

They say “if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” But in your job, you aren’t working in no kitchen, and getting out isn’t an option. You have a job to do. So you need work boots that not only are as tough as you are, but as durable too.

Here’s another phrase you’re probably familiar with: “Coming apart at the seams.” There’s a reason for that. It’s because things come apart at the seams . Oftentimes, when under the duress of heat. The last thing you want coming apart at the seams is your work boots. You know, the things you rely on most to keep you safe and protected on the job site. Especially in enhanced heat situations. Continue Reading…

Materials Used To Make Shoes And Work Boots

Work Footwear Components

Leather is the preferred shoe upper material to make work boots and work shoes. The following qualities make it one of the best components for work boot and work shoe manufacturing:

  • Breathability: Pores in leather allow fresh air to circulate inside the shoes.
  • Moisture absorbency: Leather absorbs moisture away from the foot and out of the shoe.
  • Customization: Leather will assume the shape of the wearer’s feet, providing individualized fit. This quality maximizes comfort and minimizes foot disorders.
  • Durability: Leather resists tearing and puncturing. Continue Reading…

What Your Feet Do For You

Feet

A foot should be pain-free, flat on the ground, and fit your footwear.

The foot and ankle are a marvelous but complex musculoskeletal structures composed of bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles that allow us to perform a wide variety of functions, from energy-efficient gaits to running to jumping or diving.  It is able to adapt to a wide variety of terrain (from a sandy beach to a rocky cliff) and be able to convert from a flexible shock absorber into a rigid platform.  To understand how it can perform these incredible feats, it is necessary to understand the basic functional anatomy of the foot and ankle.

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Diabetes and Healthy Feet

When the body’s pancreas is unable to produce a hormone called insulin, which is essential for proper blood sugar utilization, it results in an autoimmune disease called diabetes. Those with diabetes cannot convert blood sugar into a form that can be used by the cells thereby resulting in abnormally high blood sugar levels, circulatory problems and nerve damage. Unfortunately, diabetes cannot be cured, but it can be treated and managed with proper medical care, dietary control, and exercise. Diabetes is a growing problem currently now reaching more and more into the younger population. Unfortunately, many people are not aware that they have the disease.

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