Footwear Buying Guide
Never overlook the importance of choosing good footwear when it comes to work, working safety really does start from the ground up and that means starting with your work footwear. When your feet feel uncomfortable your whole body can tend to feel the same. Perhaps our buying guide will help you make the best choice.
Buying the correct work footwear can be tricky with so many choices and decisions to be made; meeting safety standards, work surfaces, waterproof considerations and a whole list of other possible requirements you may ask of your footwear. The thing a lot of people tend to forget is that many of us are in our work footwear more than our leisure footwear, so it’s well worth some consideration.
Safety standard When it comes to choosing work footwear there is a huge range to choose from. A great first question to ask yourself is; safety shoes or safety boots? The next choice that’s got to be made is whether or not you require toe protection. Safety footwear standard EN345 is being replaced by EN ISO 20345; a guide to these standards can be found on our Workwear EN standard. Many other codes regarding footwear can also be found here, including; Heat resistant soles, Oil resistance, Antistatic, Acid resistance amongst others.
Size & Fit Getting the correct fit when it comes to safety footwear is not only vital for your own comfort but also to ensure the safety boots/shoes function safely. For example, ankle and toe protection may be compromised if footwear is ill fitting, like any other piece of workwear sizes can vary between different manufacturers. However, should you require any help or advice we are always happy to be of assistance and often have first hand knowledge of certain boots/shoes.
Are they Practical Be sure to select the correct footwear for the environment that you’ll be working in. Workboots and Workshoes now have so many different features allowing them to adapt to a wide variety of enviroments, giving thought to environment is always a great way to make the correct choice. Your work may require slip resistance, oil resistance, puncture resistance or waterproof footwear may be required, all considerations when selecting footwear. Any additional advice is always on hand – just get in touch.
Price Today there is a wide range of Work Footwear to choose from, as is there a wide range of prices. We believe there should be no need to compromise on comfort or safety with Footwear. Consider your main requirements and make an informed choice, you may find you can meet your requirements and remain well within budget.