How to Become a Kaliber Shoes Reseller in 2020

If you are a specialist seller of safety shoes – or a general PPE retailer – you’ll know that Kaliber safety shoes are South Africa’s trusted name in quality PPE footwear. As manufacturers of sturdy steel toe boots and protective shoes made from the finest natural materials, Kaliber makes safety shoes that people actually want to wear. Which makes them …

Composite Toe vs Steel Toe Protective Footwear: Which is better?

Steel toe boots are one of the most important pieces of PPE gear, providing essential protection for the vulnerable front section of the foot. But ‘steel toe’ may sometimes be a misnomer, as not all modern protective boots are made with a steel cap. While protective footwear has traditionally been manufactured using steel to reinforce the front of the boot …

Women’s Safety Footwear: Where to Buy In South Africa

Is women’s safety footwear any different from men’s safety footwear? Yes, in that women’s safety footwear should be designed to accommodate the range of different sizes suitable for women’s protective attire.   No, in that women’s safety footwear should manufactured to meet the same high standards of durability we’d expect from any other PPE footwear. Despite the macho image of industrial, …

The Best Steel Toe Work Boots

Steel toe boots are essentials of PPE clothing. At minimum, they need to offer adequate protection.  However, the best steel toe work boots provide more than just protection: they should enable  workers to do their jobs, even under demanding conditions, in safety and comfort. Let’s consider these two factors in turn: the protective capabilities of steel toe boots, and the …

Finding the best safety footwear prices in South Africa

Safety footwear is a necessity, not a luxury.  If you need it, you just have to pay the asking price, right? After all, so what if your safety shoes costs you an arm and a leg as long as they save your feet? This is true up to a point. On construction sites, factory floors, industrial yards and other environments …

The Best Safety Footwear Brands for Protection and Comfort

The most important factor when choosing safety footwear is safety. That sounds obvious, but in practice, some brands produce safety footwear made from cheaper, less reliable materials, which can cause discomfort. As a result, consumers may choose less rugged footwear that fails to meet necessary safety standards.    Fortunately, there doesn’t have to be a tradeoff between safety and comfort. In …

Genuine Leather – Why It’s The Best Choice for Your PPE

When it comes to personal protective equipment – especially safety footwear – there really should never be any compromise. A compromise in quality could mean a compromise in the safety of you and your workforce.  This is why safety footwear (including many styles in Kaliber’s own range) is made with high-quality materials, such as genuine leather. There are many advantages …

The NRCS and Standards for Safety Footwear

When it comes to the manufacture and production of any personal protective equipment, there are a strict set of standards and requirements in place to ensure the safety of workers in any hazardous environment.  These standards are monitored and enforced by the NRCS – the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications. The NRCS is an entity of the Department of Trade …

The Advantages of Rubber Soles

Protective rubber-soled safety boots are essential in any hazardous work environment, such as  construction sites, mines, metalworks, and factories. The combination of heavy machinery, chemicals and high temperatures could potentially spell disaster for the health and safety of your workforce – if they aren’t wearing the right safety shoes, that is.  These hazards are unpredictable, and as such, you should …

Steel Midsoles – A Must-Have in Your PPE

In any industry that requires personal protective equipment (PPE), steel midsoles are essential in ensuring the guaranteed safety of both yourself and your workforce. These midsoles, also referred to as ‘protective insert plates’, protect against sharp objects encountered on site – such as nails, glass, needles, and metal fragments.  These ‘sharps’, aside from being painful and having the potential to …