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Top 5 Tag-Along Steel-Toed Boots Products to Consider - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Want to keep your steel-toed boots in a good working condition? Not sure what kinds of socks go best with them? Keep reading if so—we’ve put together a list of products that go hand in hand with safety boots.

1.      Bottle of Kiwi Rain & Stain Protector – It’s in the name – this spray bottle will protect your leather, fabric, suede or nuback shoes or boots from the rain and from stains. It works well for all colors and allows boot and shoe material to breathe.

2.      Bear Leather Dressing Grease – This product is similar to the above one, but it is manufactured specifically to preserve the leather in shoes. It comes in 3.5 oz cans.

3.      Work Socks – this is a simple solution to all-day long comfort at work! Choose from FoxRiver, Mega Comfort, PowerStep and more. These socks are tailored specifically for protecting hardworking men and women and are perfect for steel-toed boots or shoes.

4.      Mink Oil Protectant – It’s not only an oil protectant, but it also conditions and waterproofs leather. It’s designed to keeps leather soft and supple.

5.      Kiwi Order Control Dispenser – This all-day dispenser will protect you from any smell your foot can dish out. It’s designed in an upside-down bottle, so you can dispense it in the front or back part of the shoe. 

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How to Keep Your Feet Safe at Work - Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Keeping your toes and feet safe should be of the utmost importance to you while working. Whether you work in construction, in a heavy manufacturing field, in a laboratory or somewhere else where your feet could be in danger, finding the right type of safety shoes before you go on site will be required under standardized health standards and therefore by your employer.

If you work with equipment that could fall on you without a moment’s notice and you weren’t wearing steel-toed boots, the worst could happen. Moreover, it could impair your ability to work, and it could be fatal, too. Steel-toed boots are made to withstand several hundred pounds of falling pressure—keeping your feet safe and sound while working.

For your protection, we’ve put together a store that has it all: we carry steel-toed boots, alloy-toed shoes, composite-toed shoes, slip-resistant shoes, waterproof shoes, metatarsal shoes, electrical hazard resistant shoes, and more. Be sure to check out our legend on the left side of the homepage and the product description on each product to make sure you are purchasing the right type of shoe or boot for you.

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Top 10 Reasons to Wear Steel-Toed Boots | Safety Shoes - Tuesday, April 2, 2013


       Ten Reasons to Wear Steel-Toed Boots or Safety Shoes

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1.       It might be mandatory. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration and the US Department for Labor might require that your workplace require its employees to wear steel-toed boots or safety shoes. To be compliant under OSHA standards, some manual labor industries require them to prevent or help injury while on the job. This is the case with industries where employees are exposed to hazards such as falling objects, objects that could pierce the sole of a shoe, or electrical hazards.

2.       Foot injuries are a common workplace injury. Foot injuries come in all shapes and sizes, some of which include punctures, lacerations, crushing, sprains, and falls.

3.       Many steel-toed boots can withstand up to 75 pounds of falling pressure from objects dropped from up to three yards. Moreover, it’s been tested and proven that many steel-toed boots can withstand several hundred pounds from a dropped object.

4.       You can still be safe without sacrificing comfort. There are several ways to improve the comfort level of your feet while keeping them protected. Be sure to choose the right shoe size, make sure your boots are long enough (and that they go well past your ankles), and choose socks that are meant for use with steel-toed boots. Some socks are ergonomically made to provide the most comfort while wearing safety boots.

5.       If you’re not wearing steel-toed boots and your employer requires it under OSHA, you could be sent home from work. If safety shoes or boots are required, employers are allowed to send their employees home under OSHA compliance standards and for not acting in a safe manner.

6.       Steel-toed boots help prevent a wide range of injuries, not just injuries from falling objects. They can also help prevent injuries due to slips and falls, cuts/lacerations and burns, and punctures. A sturdy safety shoe or boot makes it more difficult for injuries such as these to occur.

7.       Safety footwear can also help alleviate discomfort that comes from prolonged standing on hard floors and surfaces.  Believe it or not, safety boots often times provide extra support and comfort, which can raise overall comfort levels while standing for a long time.

8.       Safety shoes can be fashionable, too. Some brands provide a wide selection of shoes that are easy on the eyes without sacrificing safety. (Safety Shoe Distributors covers 50 different models of safety shoes—and that’s just in the women’s department.)

9.       The Right Boot For Your Job. With the many choices of steel toe boots out there, many are made for specific areas of work. We are experts at pairing the right shoe for the right environment.

10.     Last but not least… because you’re worth it. Any kind of protective equipment that is proven to prevent injury while on the job should be utilized. Your safety in the workplace is the most important part of any job.




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