Safety shoes for engineers

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If you are an engineer or an architect and you need safety shoes for engineers with a classic look, then I recommend you keep reading this article.Safety shoes for engineers - safetyshoestoday

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

In what cases should safety footwear for engineers be used?

As a rule engineers and architects should wear safety footwear and other protective equipment each time they visit a construction site or a shipyard, just like other workers. Indeed, in a construction site there’s the risk of foot injuries even if you are not performing any activity directly. For instance you may slip: everyday shoes won’t prevent this from happening, but safety shoes will.

What standards do safety shoes for engineers comply with?

Just like all regular safety footwear, safety shoes for engineers comply with the standard 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”.

Technical features of safety shoes for engineers:

  • Classic design, so they can also be worn with a suit
  • Classic colors: black or brown
  • Flat soles, (few to no grooves)
  • Often, for reasons of style, the toecap is made of steel or aluminum, but there are also toecaps of non-metallic materials, like composite or glass fiber
  • Nowadays they are getting more and more light and flexible
  • Often they’re made from high-quality leather, full-grain
  • The soles are often made of single-density PU, but there are also soles of other materials such as PU/PU
  • Often they are not equipped with puncture-proof midsoles, but if you visit construction sites or shipyards I strongly recommend you get a model with that protection

On the market you will find safety shoes of all types: S1, S1P, S2, S3

A quick reminder: S1 and S1P safety shoes are not liquid-resistant, but on the other hand they are the most breathable types; S2 and S3 safety footwear is liquid-resistant.

What models of safety shoes for engineers should I choose?

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

As soon as you choose your perfect pair of safety shoes, 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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