If you need light and fresh shoes to work, then I recommend S1 safety shoes.
In this article I will answer the most frequently asked questions about S1 safety footwear, so you can find the perfect product for your needs!
When should S1 safety shoes be used?
- If you work outdoors and you need to keep your feet fresh, but there is no risk of liquid splashes.
- If you work indoors, for instance in a warehouse, where the risk of liquid splashes is low, and you need good breathability.
What standards do S1 safety shoes comply with?
S1 safety shoes comply with the UNI EN ISO 20345 = shoes equipped with toecaps, which protect the wearer from impacts and crushing, with resistance to energies up to 200J and to pressure loads of at least 15kN.
S1 safety shoes have all the basic properties of SB shoes (base safety), plus:
- Closed heel region
- Shock-absorption in the heel area
- Resistance to the contact with hydrocarbon
What other properties can S1 safety footwear have?
S1 safety shoes can also have additional properties (mostly required in specific sectors), along with the corresponding marking. The most frequent ones are:
- CI = “Cold Insulation”
- ESD = “Electrostatic Discharge”. ESD shoes are not designed to protect the wearer, rather the electrical equipment sensitive to electrostatic discharges
- HI = “Heat Insulation” (in the outsole)
- HRO = the outsoles can withstand the contact with very hot surfaces
It is important to select the safety shoe with the proper marking for your needs, this is a certain fact.
The S1 safety shoe should be selected if you do not have the risk of getting your feet wet, or do not work in contact with liquids.
The S1 safety shoes generally have the upper part made of breathable leather that can be suede or more or less open mesh fabrics.
Often there are more or less large perforations, in order to let the air circulate inside the shoe.
S1 safety shoes can be low shoes, boots, sandals; the sandals are equipped with large openings therefore are absolutely the most breathable safety shoes for your feet.
As it is true that they make the foot breathe it is also true that they will not give you protection against liquids.
It is important to know that the S1 safety shoe differs from the S1P safety shoe, the S1P has a plate to resist against punctures by sharp objects through the sole so if you choose a S1 shoe you will not have this protection.
Remember, therefore, that you should choose an S1 safety shoe if you work in a dry environment and you have no risk of puncturing by sharp objects through the sole of the shoe.
What models of safety shoes should I choose?
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Those tips will help you to find the perfect type of S1 safety footwear for your needs.
As soon as you choose your perfect pair of S1 safety footwear, you will experience better comfort and protection at work.
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