What is a steel or Composite toe and which is better?
A shoe with a steel toe has a steel made cap placed at the toe box of the shoe to provide protection for the toes and feet of the wearer. Composite toe on the other hand is non-metal and lighter than a steel toe but meets the same safety requirements as a steel toe. Most people looking for ultimate protection go for the steel toe as they feel it affords them more protection than a composite toe.
How do I determine the proper boot for my needs?
First determine the use of the boot to make the right choice. Is it for work or recreation or both? If it is for work, what risks are you exposed to in your line of work. The risks determine the most important features you will be considering when choosing the safety boot.
What is the difference between men's and women's sizes?
Generally, most women's sizes are two sizes smaller than men's sizes. For instance, a woman's size 7 would be a man's size 9. However, we have professional fitters and guides on particular brands to help you choose the right size. For safety shoes and boots it is best to go half a size bigger than your size to ensure comfort. Also, have the width of the shoe in mind.
How do I care for my safety boots?
Care for your boots depends on the material used to make the boot. For leather boots, wipe them with a damp cloth after each wearing to keep them clean. You can condition the leather using shoe polish, cream or leather dyes. Avoid extreme and abrupt temperature changes. Allow your shoes to air dry naturally. Remove insoles or inserts after using the shoes to allow perspiration to dry.
When should I replace my safety shoes?
Our safety shoes work as hard as you do and last for a long time. However, they do not last forever. If you get a subsidy from your employer to change the shoes every year please do so. If not, here are some signs that it is time to get a new pair;
- The steel or composite toe is exposed because the leather is worn out.
- The steel toe is dented because an object has fallen on it.
- If the sole is cracked, perforated or shows signs of extreme wear.