S5 Safety boots

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S5 Safety boots

If at work you need rain boots equipped with toecaps to protect your toes from potential accidents and with puncture-proof plates, then I recommend a pair of S5 safety boots.S5 Safety boots

In this article I will answer the most frequently asked questions about S5 safety boots, to help you find the perfect product for you needs!

In what cases should S5 safety work boots be used?

  • in work environments where there are large quantities of liquids or moisture
  • If you need the protection of toecaps and puncture-proof soles

What standards do they comply with?

S5 safety boots comply with the UNI EN ISO 20345 = footwear equipped with toecaps, which protects the wearer from impacts and crushing, with resistance to energies up to 200J and to pressure loads of at least 15kN.

S5 work boots are made from vulcanised rubber or through polymer injection, therefore they are class II, and have all the basic properties of SB shoes, and additionally:

  • Closed heel area
  • Antistatic (they are marked “A”)
  • Shock absorption in the heel area
  • Resistance to the contact with hidrocarbon
  • Totally waterproof
  • Puncture-proof soles
  • Cleated outsole

What additional properties can they have?

S5 safety rain boots 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
  • M = Metatarsal protection

What models of S5 work boots should I choose?

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These tips should help you to find the perfect model of S5 boots for your needs.

As soon as you choose your perfect pair of S5 boots, 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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