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Lighter, More Comfortable Composite Toe Footwear

Composite Toe Boots

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 The traditional steel toe cap has been replaced by composite material such as high-tech plastics like Kevlar, which is five times stronger than steel and much, much lighter.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…

Safety Boots are 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 in 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.

The result of these work boots is internal comfort as well as a highly rated slip resistant, durable, and flexible leather boot for working people.  The secrets are in the polyurethane outer sole, with its rubber compression pads.  The soles bright blue sole has at its heart, a series of various directional and patterned treads, each placed for optimum performance.  Pebble styling designs under toes and arches grasp and hold your step with assurance, while the lined design under the ball and portion of the heel allows easy grip that allows rolling forward momentum.

Within, the Wolverine Griffin DuraShocks Slip-Resistant Boots absorbs shock in the heals because of unique compression pads, returning energy to each additional step.  The other feature inside for standing, walking, and moving comfort is a 3D OrthoLite footbed that provides complete underfoot comfort.

Classic, smooth-toed timeless style, these are fully waterproofed work boots, with full-grain, tan leather uppers.  The laces tie through heavy-duty D-ring eyelets, with open eye hooks at the ankle for balanced tension where you want it most.

The construction of the Griffin DuraShocks SR boots is direct attach for long-lasting usage.  Within is a wave mesh lining for wicking breathability. The heights come 6”, 8”, and Wellington styles, in M and EW widths.  There’s also an optional steel toe style. And with Wolverine, expect no less than its 30-day comfort guarantee for your Griffin DuraShocks SR Boots.

Match Work Boot Outsoles To The 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…

KEEN Utility Retailers to Support Homes for Our Troops

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This year KEEN Utility is working in corporation with “Home for Our Troops” to help support our troops. KEEN Utility retailers will donate $5 on every purchase of KEEN boots to Homes for Our Troops, in order to raise funds for the ongoing support project for our troops. This donation program will continue to support our very dear and respected service men and women across the U.S in this fall season. Many other KEEN Utility retail partners are also making an option of high level of funding by donating $10 for each purchase of boot. Continue Reading…

ASTM F2413 – 11 Footwear Safety Standards

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When you are on the job, you always briskly do your tasks to meet the quality and deadlines that are set for you. You have so much to do on the already that you cannot think anymore about your safety. In such hustle and bustle of jobsite activities, in case you fall down while walking quickly, you always face risks of foot fracture, especially the toe area. While rushing to get done the routine workplace works, you cannot think or guess if your steel toe boots are made with a good safety toe protective cap or not. Daily you are just at the mercy of your safety footwear and hope that they will keep you safe from any foot or toe fractures. Continue Reading…

Selecting Safety Footwear: Technology Makes It More Efficient

Use Technology To Streamline Your Safety Footwear Program

In the tough economic times we’ve all faced in the last few years, some tough decisions have had to be made. Some things have had to be cut out of the budget. Without a healthy bottom line, companies are in real danger.

At the same time, many companies have realized that it is important that their employees also remain healthy and out of danger, which is why they’ve been hesitant to cut back on safety programs. And rightly so. Still, safety managers, like everyone else in most companies, have had to learn to do more with less.

It’s time to get smart about safety footwear programs. For safety managers looking to get the most efficiency out of their limited time and resources, there’s another option to consider in place of the traditional process. This traditional process often includes involving several different departments, from accounting to purchasing to safety. It involves coordinating the best date available for both managers and workers. Continue Reading…

What is Conductive Footwear?

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A typical human body may carry around 12,000 to 35,000 volts of electrostatic charges. Conductive footwear provides a continuous grounding path between the human body and an ESD flooring. Conductive footwear is designed to keep you protected when potential electrical hazards are present.

Conductive footwear is designed to discharge static electricity from the body through your shoes into grounded floors. Floors must be grounded so that a charge can be dissipated. Conductive footwear is designed and manufactured to minimize static electricity and to reduce the possibility or ignition of volatile chemicals, explosives or explosive dusts. Continue Reading…

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