Safety Footwear

Steel Toe Boots – Yes they’re safe, but are they comfortable?

Steel toe boots

Steel toe boots are a must have for anyone who works in a potentially dangerous work environment. Specifically designed for safety, the boots are reinforced with a piece of steel or strong metal inserted around the toe of the shoe to ensure that the foot is adequately protected from impacts, punctures or penetration from falling objects or uneven work spaces. They keep feet safe from objects jutting out that could be rusty or sharp and they have added built in support to keep your ankles, arches and any other potential weak points of your foot well protected.

These are all features that are critical to avoid risk, but what about comfort? When you’re on your feet all day navigating around a ground that is full of hazards, comfort becomes more than just a priority – but a necessity.  

With steel toe boots, it’s all in the fit

Always make sure that the boots fit your feet properly – you’re going to be spending a lot of time in them after all and a pair of shoes that fit well can make all the difference for your productivity and morale. Kaliber’s boots offer a slightly bigger size than most standard sizes to give your toes that extra bit of wiggle room. Your boots should fit snugly, but your toes should be able to move comfortably inside the toe box without rubbing or feeling squeezed.

The boots should have a good arch, which supports the feet in time of stress, fatigue or injury. Blisters, bruises and sore arches resulting from poor fit can and will disrupt your work and mindset. If your boots are causing pain in your feet, knees, hips or back, you probably need to reassess the fit. It is also really important to wear the right socks with your boots – choosing the right sock will reduce friction and keep you comfortable longer.

Have you got ‘sole’ brother?

Standing all day is tough at the best of times, but if you experience foot pain it truly can be an experience to make or break you. Luckily we live in the age of technology and advancements in inner soles built for comfort are making the lives of workmen that much more pleasant. 

Many steel toe boots come with an added inner sole for extra comfort because these kinds of footwear are usually worn for the long haul. Inner soles made specifically for work boots that can help make your shoes more comfortable, your feet hurt less and in turn, improve your overall mood. Work boots are especially stiff and can wreak havoc on the feet and bodily alignment when you’re twisting, turning and lifting in them all day long. Kaliber steel toe boots come with added inner comfort soles, making them a complete game changer.

Safety above all else

South Africa’s demanding workplace conditions and stringent health and safety rules demand that above all else, safety is paramount. But there are options that allow you to be safe and take the unexpected workplace hazards comfortably in your stride.

Kaliber’s range of steel toe boots are made from materials that are both durable and comfortable so that you never have to compromise on either. Our boots are manufactured to only the most stringent safety standards so you can always be assured that every day on-site is your safest when it comes to footwear.

Kaliber South Africa’s is a leading manufacturer of the highest quality steel toe boots designed to offer safety and comfort on the most demanding construction sites, factories, and warehouses. The comprehensive range includes a range of boots manufactured under unwavering safety regulations. Contact Kaliber to find out how you can purchase or resell Kaliber safety footwear.