ESD Safety shoes

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ESD Safety shoes

If you are looking for occupational footwear to protect the electronic microcircuits with which you come in contact, then I recommend ESD safety shoes.ESD Safety shoes

In this article I will answer the most frequently asked questions about ESD safety shoes, to help you find the perfect product for you needs!

On the internet ESD safety footwear are recommended for ATEX zones, that is zones where there is a significant risk of explosions. ESD shoes are, indeed, equipped with antistatic soles which have a low level of resistance to elecrostatic charges, and so allow to deviate those charges to the ground, so avoiding the formation of sparks and, hence, explosions.


In what cases should ESD safety footwear be used?

  • if you work in the presence of electronic microcircuits
  • if you work in ATEX zones


What does ESD mean?

ESD = ElectroStatic Discharge (between 100 KΩ and 35 MΩ).


What are ESD safety footwear for?

ESD safety shoes don’t protect the wearer, but rather the equipment sensitive to electrostatic charges they work with, called “ESDS” (ElectroStatic Discharge Sensitive devices).


How to recognize ESD safety footwear?

The marking of ESD safety footwear of the categories S1, S2, S3, S4 and S5 will also include the letters “ESD”, for instance:


Moreover, on the shoes there will be a yellow identification symbol: a hand.


What models of ESD safety shoes should I choose?

Here is a selection of ESD products with antistatic soles, chosen for you on the internet by SafetyShoesToday:

Last updated on 27/06/2020 9:56 AM


These tips should help you to find the perfect model of ESD safety shoes for your needs.

As soon as you choose your perfect pair of ESD safety footwear, you will be better protected and you will live a better working experience.

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Robert Frog
I was born in London in 1975 and still live here. I could define myself, summing up in a few words my long working career, a great expert in the field of foot and foot problems. Immediately after graduating in Motor Science I started working in an orthopaedics in which orthotics were made to measure for people with foot problems. In 1999 I was hired as Key Account Manager in a well-known chain of safety footwear and other personal protective equipment. Among my clients I had several industries, which I visited regularly to understand the needs of workers, both in terms of protection and comfort. During these years I have consolidated my knowledge on foot problems. Furthermore, I studied carefully the products I proposed: attending courses, participating in trade fairs and, often, accepting the invitation of manufacturers to visit the factories. I was thus able to observe closely the techniques and materials used to produce the best safety shoes. Since 2015 I have been collaborating with the PPE Academy for the content of Safety Shoes Today.

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