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Do you have Moxie?

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You’ve heard the phrase. We all have. “She’s got moxie.” But what does that mean? Is moxie some illusive personality trait? Is it a skill you acquire? If you look up the official definition in the dictionary, it will tell you that moxie is a “force of character, determination, or nerve.” In other words, it’s a tough woman who knows how to take control and get things done. She cannot be deterred. That’s something that working women who wear Moxie Trades work boots know well.

When you say “she’s got Moxie,” well, that’s got more than one meaning. It all goes back to the beginning. Moxie Trades was started by a working mom named Marissa McTasney who quit her job at a computer company to learn more hands-on skills. She also learned something else — that working women were often forced to choose to wear unattractive, poorly-fitting men’s work clothing and work boots. So she did something about it. She had moxie. And she could not be deterred. Continue Reading…

ESD Footwear: Keeping you Safe in Electrical Environments

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Static dissipative footwear (ESD) is designed to protect you against hazards, due to really low footwear resistance, while keeping a high enough level of resistance to reduce the possibility of electric shock. And to qualify, the footwear has to have a lower limit of electrical resistance of 106 ohms and an upper limit of 108 ohms.

Put simply, ESD work boots reduce the amount of static electricity that can build up in your body.  But unlike Electrical Hazard (EH) work boots, ESD boots can be either steel toed or soft.  They actually conduct static electricity through the linings, the insole, outsole, and into the ground.

And so you can be sure what you’re pulling onto your feet before you set out to work, ESD shoes or boots will have an “SD” clearly visible on the ASTM label sewn inside them.

But there are some pretty tight rules around modifying, or altering your ESD work boots too.  First, you can’t add your own insole to the shoe because unless it’s explicitly an ESD insole, static electricity can’t flow through it. Also as a guide to keeping safe, try to keep the floor and the bottom of your ESD work boots as clean and free from dust as possible, this means the static electricity can dissipate properly, flowing straight through the sole and into ground. Continue Reading…

Everything You Need to Know about EH Footwear

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When you’re out on the job, your personal safety starts from the ground up. And footwear safety is vitally important: one wrong step can lead to injury, meaning lost time and an uncertain future. So finding the right protective footwear that’s not only comfortable, but also protects your well-being, is key to starting out your work day on the right foot.

You already know you need the right tool for the right job – and the same is true for your work boots. So when you’re working in a specific trade – in this case, working with and around electricity – extra special precautions need to be taken.

Electrical shock resistant (EH) footwear is made with non-conductive, electrical shock resistant soles and heels; the outsole gives you a secondary source of electric shock protection, against contact with live electrical circuits, conductors, parts, or tools. Continue Reading…

Lighter, More Comfortable Composite Toe Footwear

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A long time ago, some person thought it would be nice if it stopped hurting when stuff hit your toes. That person was a genius because that person invented steel toe boots. All of the sudden, it became a lot less dangerous to do a lot more work. No more stubbed toes, no more worries about stuff falling on them, a whole lot of piece of mind. And back then, this protection came with one sacrifice to make: They were a little heavier.

That hunk of metal in your shoe offered great protection, but it did make for a boot that was a little clunkier and heavier. But that sacrifice isn’t necessary any longer. Welcome to the 21st century. Now, composite toe boots and shoes are available, offering the same great protection, without the added bulk. The traditional steel toe cap has been replaced by composite material such as high-tech plastics like Kevlar, which is five times stronger than steel and much, much lighter. Continue Reading…

The New Timberland Pro Titan Work Boots

Every now and then a product comes along that simply demands that the fullness of the limelight to be shone upon it. And this, dear reader, is one of those times.

Many consider the Titan PRO Men’s Work Boot to be the best all-round Timberland boot. And it’s back!  Continue Reading…

Hi-Tec Footwear Specializes in High-Tech Features

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If you’re looking for show-off worthy footwear that isn’t short on awesome features, Hi-Tec may be the brand for you.  Whether you’re in need of boots for hiking or for work, Hi-Tec is sure to offer the perfect pair with a generous list of features that will fit your every need and want.

Sports enthusiast Frank Van Wezel created the Hi-Tec brand in 1974.  In fact, his first design was a specialized squash shoe that is still sold today.  From there, Hi-Tec progressed from the simple squash shoe to becoming a world leader in outdoor and sports footwear with distribution in 85 countries worldwide.  Hi-Tec now produces boots, shoes, sandals, and more for men, women, and Continue Reading…

Safety Boots are the Best Safety Tools for Today’s Worker

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As industrial development is on surge and with this progress many avenues have been opened for industrial workers to get themselves fit in the industries. With this increase in the industrial workforce, there comes an issue of workplace safety. According to a recently developed report from the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) in union with the CDC, there have been recorded a huge number of 689,700 non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the industrial sector in 2008. The leading causes behind such injuries and illnesses were falls and severe contacts with industrial equipment.

If you are an industrial worker, then you must know that your feet need extra care and safety. The human foot has a very delicate structure of small bones and a very intricate network of blood vessels, nerves and muscles. For performing, the skilled tasks and achieving the biggest dreams at workplace require workplace safety. A wrong step or ignorance can cause real loss of time and results in compromised fitness. When you do not feel healthy, you cannot perform your work efficiently and achieve the biggest dreams, so take care of your health, as health is wealth! Continue Reading…

Wolverine Griffin DuraShocks Boots Return Energy with Each Step

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There are enough quotes about “where you tread” and if anyone could think through what it takes to make a tread that targets where you are going – it’s Wolverine.  The company’s new Griffin DuraShocks SR Boots have an outsole pattern and time-tested interior comfort technology that are designed with every possible step taken into consideration. – because the steps you take to do your job matter. Continue Reading…

Match Your Work Boot Outsoles To Your Work Environment

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The soles of your work boots is a very important component that also decides your safety at workplace, especially at the work sites where there is a chance of slip or electric hazard. Now in the market, you can find a wide variety of outsoles, constructed by employing a number of slip-resistant, protective and durable materials. Every work boots industry is giving preference to work and workplace needs of workers and thus utilizing some specific types of materials in the making of soles. Therefore, it is very necessary for you to understand the options in order to make a wise choice for yourself. Here you go with valuable information on outsoles construction. Continue Reading…

Running Comfort on the Job with Thorogood Street Athletics

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If shoe comfort is alluding you and you pound the pavement hard to get the job done, Thorogood’s Street Athletics are shoes that will go the distance with you.  Maybe  you’ve got a suspect to pursue fleeing down the alley, but you can’t keep up to catch because your shoes can’t carry you; or, maybe your package couriering has you jumping in and out of the truck and up and down flights of stairs daily, but come evening, you can hardly stand on your sore feet. Or, maybe you’ve actually clocked the miles you walk in the hospital rolling patients in and out of the ER and know you need 12-hour on your feet comfort.  Whatever your job demands, Thorogood Street Athletics will go the distance that feels like one marathon after another. Continue Reading…

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