Safety shoes with fiberglass toecap

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Safety shoes with fiberglass toecap

If you are looking for occupational footwear with non-metallic protective toecaps, sturdy and light, then I recommend safety shoes with fiberglass toecap.Safety shoes with fiberglass toecap

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

Fiberglass is a non-metallic material for toecaps, hence it’s not detected by metal detectors and doesn’t transmit heat nor cold. At the same time it is one of the sturdiest and lightest among the materials used for toecaps (steel, aluminum, composite, carbon fiber). Indeed, many metal-free safety shoes have fiberglass toecaps.


Main features:

FIBERGLASS = fiberglass toecaps are an excellent compromise if you need both protection and the absence of metal parts. The main difference between fiberglass and plastic is that fiberglass toecaps are thinner, the sturdiness being equal, so the footwear can have a lighter design. The amount of safety shoes with this type of toecaps has been increasing steadily. The only downside is price, which is higher than other materials. The average weight of a fiberglass toecap is 55/65 g.


Additional details:

  • Impact tests give excellent results; toecaps of this material aren’t very elastic, so impacts leave marks on the toecaps
  • Good thermal insulation: such toecaps are suited for works at very low or high temperatures
  • Due to their chemical composition, these toecaps don’t conduct electricity


What models of safety shoes with fiberglass toecap should you 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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