9 reasons high-quality work boots matter
Safety boots feature built-in toe caps, usually made of toughened steel or non-metallic composite materials. These toe caps protect feet from impact, falling debris, compression and rolling objects, reducing the risk of broken toes or more severe injuries.
Steel cap boots also resist puncture, while composite toe caps provide greater insulation in hot and cold conditions.
Steel Blue offers the choice of lightweight TPU or Nitrile outsoles. Both styles are highly heat resistant with TPU resistant to 130°C and Nitrile resistant to 300°C and are available in anti-static or electrical hazard styles.
Our puncture-resistant work boots feature an additional component in the sole to protect your feet from sharp objects like nails, glass and sharp rocks, all of which are common risks in industries like construction and mining.
Slips, trips and falls are some of the most frequent – and easily prevented – injuries among tradespeople.
Steel Blue slip-resistant outsoles comply major safety footwear standards including Australian and New Zealand Safety Footwear Standard AS 2210.3.
This is especially important in workplaces with slippery, wet, oily or uneven surfaces, such as construction sites, mechanic’s workshops or industrial facilities.
When your work demands additional PPE, don’t overlook the importance of specialist safety boots. You can find Steel Blue boots with dedicated protection against job-specific hazards:
- Electrical Hazard (EH) protection against electric shocks
- Heat-resistant Nitrile outsoles for welders and miners
Look for labels that indicate your work boots are fit for purpose before undertaking any hazardous work.