Safety first. That pretty much says it all. Whether on the construction site, in the car workshop or in the painting business. Where there is heavy lifting, there can also be heavy falling. Especially sensitive limbs such as feet and toes require special protection during such work. Safety shoes should therefore be part of the basic equipment. Particularly in the construction industry, there are numerous sources of danger that can quickly cause bruises or fractures. The risk of serious injuries in the foot area cannot be completely eliminated by the right choice of safety shoes, but the risk can be minimized considerably. If a heavy object falls on the foot, a steel toe cap is worth its weight in gold.
High tech thanks to the sole
Steel toecaps alone do not constitute a safety shoe. In the field of work shoes there are numerous special features and protection classes. Starting with the lowest class S1, the safety level increases to the highest level S5. Of course, not every painter needs waterproof hip boots with steel toe caps and countless extras. However, even in areas where the risk of injury is relatively low, it should be kept to a minimum. In class S1, footwear with steel toecaps, water-repellent and antistatic properties is already available in a wide range of sizes.
Once you have found the perfect shoe, you can see after a long day at work whether it really meets your requirements. Safety should always come first, but comfort is also an important aspect. After all, you want to work comfortably and the foot should sit comfortably even after a long day of work. Here you should pay attention to breathable work shoes when buying. Sweat is nothing unusual in hard work, but sweating of the feet is avoidable. For example, Gore-Tex® membranes ensure that the shoe remains not only water-repellent, but also breathable. GEOX technology works in a similar way, but "breathing" through the sole. Breathable work shoes, which provide a good foot climate through the sole, are of course also waterproof. Breathable work shoes are therefore not in short supply, but you should explicitly pay attention to this property when buying.
Good quality against sweaty feet
Since variants of lower quality are often cheaper and one might tend to pay attention to the safety aspect regarding the steel toe cap alone, many inexperienced people reach for the articles in the lowest price segment. At the latest when you have taken off these usually heavy, air-impermeable shoes after a long day at work and have to massage your aching, sweaty feet, you realize what an advantage good quality has. So don't buy twice, get professional advice from our trained team. Whether breathable work shoes or safety sandals with special sole. We know the branches and their specifics and can recommend exactly the right shoe for your job. Feel free to contact us, we are looking forward to helping you.