Safety shoes with PU soles

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If you are looking for occupational footwear with a comfortable, light and flexible sole, I recommend a pair of Safety shoes with PU soles, outsoles made out of polyurethane.

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

Polyurethane is nowadays the most used material in the world of safety footwear, referring to which often the abbreviation “PU” is used.

It’s necessary to distinguish between PU soles (single-density) and PU/PU (double-density)

SINGLE-DENSITY PU: it’s a very light material which guarantees high levels of comfort. It has good resistance to chemicals and hydrocarbon, but no resistance to strong acids. The softness of the material gives the sole a good ground adhesion, so that its slip resistance is comparable to that of TPU and rubber.

RECOMMENDED USE: indoors or in non-extreme work environments

PU/PU: the sole consists of two layers of PU with different densities. It has good resistance to chemicals and hydrocarbon, but no resistance to strong acids. The soft PU midsole guarantees good shock absorption and comfort.

RECOMMENDED USE: indoors and outdoors, not recommended where there is a chemical risk.


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These tips should help you to find the perfect model of safety footwear with PU soles for your needs.

As soon as you choose your perfect pair of safety footwear with PU soles, 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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