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The Structure of Safety Boots Men

The Structure of Safety Boots Men

Robert White |

In the United Kingdom, it is mandatory by law for companies to ensure their employees-those working at sites where physical work is involved-to wear special Safety Boots Mens. This measurable step was taken by the government to slash down the increasing number of cases involving workplace accidents. And, the safety shoes highly effective in reducing fatigue and stubborn foot pain. So, before you

commence your search for buying the right safety shoes for your staff, here is the complete detail of a shoe’s structure.


The different components of the work shoe are:-

Toe Cap Protection

Depending upon the footwear type, there is a number of Steel Toe Cap Trainers Mens options that align with the minimum requirements. Typically, the protective toe cap must able to withstand the drop force of about 200J, while 15Kn will be the static pressure. So, now the mandatory pre-requisites of toe cap are 200J and 15Kn. The most commonly used materials for the toe cap include aluminum, steel, or the premium-grade plastic material aka Composite. The plastic caps are mostly preferred material as they are lighter and comfortable to wear all day long.

Upper Material

Now, coming to the upper material of a safety shoe, this component is made out of an assortment of leather types, spanning right from split leather, Smooth to the Nubuck, while synthetic and textile materials are becoming a popular choice nowadays. The many features of the upper material of the shoe cover heat resistance, conductivity, water-resistance and durable.

Lining Material

This segment of the safety shoe is in direct contact with the inside part of the foot. The lining component of the shoe is of paramount importance as the lining material ensures quick-drying, provide breathability, climate control, and abrasion resistance, along with the high levels of rub. Typically, the lining component must not hamper the comfort aspect of the shoes. The various materials that provide complete comfort are textile materials, thermo-regulating textiles, and membranes.

Heel Cap

In order to ensure greater protection against the chances of the ankle trip while it provides a pleasant fit. The heel cap is the rear component of the shoe. This segment is made up of thermoplastic rubber, card, or bonded leather.


The safety shoes have cushioned padding at the tongue and collar areas. The padding is helpful in the even distribution of the foot pressure that is generated from the lacing system, and padding also provides greater comfort at the shaft. Ideally, when it comes to the padding of the safety shoes, soft and long-lasting material must be preferred, especially around the highly sensitive areas such as the Achilles tendon, also to avoid irritation.


The safety shoes generally, have the elastic lacing system. This is because it is easy and quick to fasten, so the professionals won’t have to be distracted at work to tie the laces and avoid workplace accidents. The best part about the elastic lacing is that it is highly flexible. It expands as the feet expand after a tiring day at the site. Add to that, the convectional shoelaces are quite common when safety footwear.

Removable Insoles

In a safety shoe, there is an insole fitted above the sole. Depending upon the removable design insole, this component of the safety shoe provides added shock absorption support. The removable insole is highly breathable and ensures that moisture and humidity are removed from the safety shoe. Generally, the removable insole of the workplace shoe must have a non-irritating, pleasant surface, and it dries quickly. Today, in the market, there is a wide selection of material choices, including non-woven and foam materials.

To Wrap Up

At Black Hummer, we stock a full range of finest quality of safety shoes carefully designed to offer complete workplace foot protection. If you have any queries or doubts, speak to our customer support representative right away!