Very light safety shoes

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Very light safety shoes

If you are looking for very light safety footwear, then I recommend you read this article where I am going to answer the most frequently asked questions about very light safety footwear, to help you find the perfect product for your needs!Very light safety shoes

In the past “safety footwear” meant rigid, heavy and uncomfortable shoes. Then, thanks to a multitude of manufacturers and to the steadily increasing needs of workers, research and technology made this protective equipment more comfortable and nowadays the market is full of very light safety shoes.

When should very light safety shoes be used?

There are several tricks, manufacturers know them well and use them to produce very light safety shoes:

  • on average the lightest toecaps are those of aluminium, glass fibre and composite toecaps;
  • the lightest materials for the upper are microfibre and knitted or crocheted fabrics;
  • the lightest soles are those made of EVA, followed by single-density PU, and then by blends of materials like EVA/PU and others like EVA/rubber, EVA/TPU, PU/PU and PU/TPU;
  • Generally, metal-free shoes are lighter than shoes with metal parts.

When should very light safety footwear be used?

Several factors are to be taken into account, among which the desired strength of the footwear, and the type of work that is done. For instance, if you work in a foundry and you use safety shoes of EVA or single-density PU, your footwear is not going to last long, because you likely need rubber safety shoes.
However, if you work in a warehouse or in an industrial plant with a smooth and clean floor, which doesn’t ruin the soles too much, then you can wear safety shoes made of the lightest materials.

So it is up to the employee or to the person responsible for the safety at the workplace to assess, based on the type of job, what features safety shoes must have. Reading some more articles on this blog, for example, those on the types of soles, leather and toecaps, could help as well.

What are the models of very light safety shoes recommended by SafetyShoesToday?

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Last updated on 06/01/2021 6:57 AM


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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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