Safety shoes – How to make the right choice.
Written by Paolo V. - Updated on 29/10/2018 by Petra V.
When we talk about workwear and accident prevention, we must always think about the protection of the workers, espcially in some fields of work. Work footwear is required in many sectors, particularly if there are hygiene and safety regulations to respect, or if people work outdoors or in risk areas. Safety shoes are essential to work safely, above all for bricklayers, construction workers, engineers, mechanics, health workers, and all those workers who must wear suitable shoes that guarantee hygiene, comfort and compliance to work places. Safety shoes are also important for those who, for work or for hobby, are in contact with hazardous and rough terrain, indeed, safety must be ensured not only at work, but for any activity and in any meteorological condition.
At Lineonline.co.uk we offer a range of the best work shoes made according to the safety and protection laws in force and to meet any worker's need. On our online store you will find safety shoes of well-known brands, which have always guaranteed competence and care in the selection of materials and the production of footwear and work clothing, at unbeatable prices.
Lineonline.co.uk provides with safety shoes every worker that needs them daily: from those working in the health field to those working in the food service one, from construction workers to plumbers, from street and city maintenace workers to those who inspects endangered locations. We also provide a detailed description of each shoe, comprehensive of the laws according to which it is made and some recommendations to use it at its best.
Safety Wellingtons boots made in PVC are considered safety shoes as well: they are suitable for those who practice gardening and street and city maintenance at a professional level. The PVC material and the leather sole ensure resistance to any thermal condition, especially in case of rain and humidity.
In the health and food service sectors, the best-selling safety shoes are work clogs, which are practical, light-weight and ergonomic; they are the best in terms of hygiene. Thought of for those who work in restaurant's and café's kitchens, canteens, clinics, medical practices and dental surgeries, they are also very easy to keep clean and they are anti-slip.
The safety shoes you can find on Lineonline.co.uk abide by the safety laws in force at the moment. Indeed, our suppliers are only those brands that have been working in the safety field for many years and have always guaranteed great professionalism both in choosing the most suitable water resistant, breathable and firm materials, and in shoes manufacturing. Some safety shoes guarantee more support thank to the different thicknesses placed along the sole of the foot and the fingers protection.
To keep the shoes in good conditions, we recommend keeping them in an airy place far away from heat sources and cleaning them after each use, removing residuals, without employing aggressive products, like acids or solvents, that might compromise shoe safety and life span.
Safety shoes for every season
Safety shoes are usually worn all day long and, at the end of the day, feet often result wet during winter and sweaty and in pain during summer. Thus, one must choose the most suitable safety shoes for any season or for the type of job they have to do, always keeping in mind safety laws and commonsense.
Summer safety shoes are indeed fresh and breathable, they keep the foot clean and dry for the whole work session. Winter safety shoes, on the other hand, keep the foot warm and dry, thank to the waterproof upper and the internal lining, which prevent water seepage during bad weather or outdoor activities.
Whether they are summer or winter safety shoes, it is essential not to deny yourself comfort. That is why at Lineonline.co.uk we offer shoes provided with foam insoles which adapt to the foot and water resistant and brathable insoles which foster the air flow.
Lightweight safety shoes are the best for spring and summer thank to the freshness of their uppers. At Lineonline.co.uk we have created for these workshoes a specific catergory where you will find the best brands at a knock-down price. To work at your best, it is essential to stand up comfortably and not to feel pain in your feet, this is why lightweight shoes, besides having a reduced weight, are particularly comfortable thank to some expedients used during the realization of the internal lining and to the ergonomic design of the orhopedic insole. To guarantee safety, all shoes are equipped with puncture resistant outsoles and toe caps to protect the fingers, moreover, all the shoe features are are made using cutting-edge technologies, which allow substituting steel with textile fibers and other materials equally resistant.
These safety shoes were specifically designed to be worn for many hours and to guarantee the highest level of comfort adjusting to the worker's foot shape. Their inner lining absorbs sweat and the materials of the inside upper facilitate the air flow. These shoes are made with specific materials to make them last longer, resist to tears, abrasion and humidity and guarantee an excellent bond between upper and sole. Therefore, these work shoes ensure a high safety level thank to their non-slip outsole, which mantains its adherence even in presence of liquids, oils, and hydrocarbons. There is also a toe cap, which protects the foot from accidental impacts, incorporated into the upper.
These safety shoes have all the safety and manufacture characteristics of the SB safety shoes: they are comfortable, breathable, long-lasting, non-slip, resistant to oils and hydrocarbons, they easily adjust to the foot's shape and the bond between the parts of shoe is extremely firm. They are different from the SB safety shoes because they are provided with a toe cap that protects the foot even in the most dangerous environments. Moreover, these specific type of workshoes ensure heel protection and absorb shock. These leather shoes are also resistant to water penetration for up to 30 minutes; the outsole is antistatic and pucture-resistant so that the shoes can also be used in presence of blades, splinters, nails and generic sharp objects.
Not only have these safety shoes all the safety and manufacture characteristics of the S1P safety shoes (same as above), but they are also equipped with anti crush toe caps, heel protections, antistatic and puncutre resistant outsoles. These shoes, on contrary to S1P safety shoes, are supplied with an upper of leather (or other water-resistant materials), which makes them resistant to water penetration for more than 60 minutes. Thus, these shoes are particularly suitable for those who work in contact with liquids or in humid environments.
By and large, this particular kind of footwear, besides having all the above mentioned safety qualities, is considered the be the most fashionable type of workshoes at the moment. On our website you will find a wide range of safety trainers, among which you will be able to choose the piece that meets your needs better, whether you are looking for lightweight and comfortable work shoes, for low-top or high-top safety shoes, for work shoes with a steel toe cap or trainers that are metal free.
Safety boots are a particular kind of work shoes that are generally high-top. The safety boots that you will find on our website are designed with the highest safety standars in mind, without compromising on style. Lineonline.co.uk offers you a wide variety of this type of footwear: cheap, lightweight and waterproof S3 work shoes are some of the different safety boots you will find.