Safety shoes and safety boots
Safety shoes are an important part of your personal protective equipment. They help to prevent or reduce injuries to the feet. In our assortment you will find leather boots and rubber boots of well-known manufacturers such as
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which correspond to the EN 20345 standard for working shoes.
Choosing the right safety shoes
Leather boots can be better adapted to the foot by lacing. Wearing comfort is an important criterion when you select your safety shoes. Since you will be wearing these shoes during the majority of your working day, you should take proper time in choosng them and trying them on. This goes for all shoes, of course, but is especially pertinent for working shoes. Boots made of leather have good respiratory characteristics. If equipped with membrane, they are also waterproof.
Rubber boots with a toe cap comply with protection class S4 for safety boots. An additional penetration-proof sole is the prerequisite for protection class S5. Rubber boots classed as S5 are waterproof and require little maintenance. As far as breathing activity is concerned, however, they can not really compete with leather boots. Rubber boots made of PVC are largely insensitive to manure and many chemicals. This makes them ideal for use in agriculture. This does not apply to boots made of natural rubberor polyurethane because these materials can be impaired and made to leak by aggressive substances.
All safety shoes in our assortment meet the EN 20345 standard. The respective protection class, for example S3 or S5, is indicated on the respective safety boot or shoe. The sole of these S3 or S5 boots is antistatic, oil resistant and penetration resistant.
Care tips for working shoes
Good care and maintenance is important for safety shoes, particularly so for leather boots. Coarse dirt can easily be removed with a brush and some water. After drying, it is recommended to apply a cleaning agent and brush it in. Useful accessories for shoe care can be found in our online shop. Proper care will prolong the life of your work shoes.
Protective leather shoes such as the Meindl WorkSafe S3 GTX need to dry and ventilate after a working day. The leather will then return to its original shape. Stuff soaked safety shoes with newspaper paper and dry slowly at room temperature. Or use one of our shoe drying systems to dry your shoes gently."Ffast drying" on the heater or oven leaves the leather dry and makes it porous. Ideally, wear two pairs of working shoes in alternation. The unused pair can thus aerate and dry.