Does you job require you to wear a safety toe boot? Do you think this means you have to wear a steel toe boot? Well, it may or may not. Innovative technology in the work boot market has made it possible to wear a safety toe without actually wearing a steel toe boot. Today, there are many different types of boot that have a protective toe. By definition a boot is a safety boot if it provides durable, reinforced protection from compression injuries and falling objects.
Safety Boots must meet ASTM Safety Standards
When you are shopping for a safety boot, you want to make sure that the footwear meets and exceeds requirements established by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). An ASTM-approved safety boot will have been tested to ensure it can provide protection in the field. Specifically, ASTM tests ensure that the toe area of a boot is impact and compression resistant.
Different Types of Toe Caps Available in Safety Toe Boots
As we mentioned above, many people think the only type of safety toe boot available is a steel toe boot. However, technology has advanced so now there are many different types of safety toes available including:
- Carbon Composite
- Steel Toe
- Aluminum Toe
- Composite Toe
When browsing our inventory for safety toe boots made of any of the materials listed above, please browse the following brands.
- Original SWAT
- Tactical Research
- Under Armour
- 5.11 Tactical
Each of these boot brands has many different safety boot materials to choose from.
Check with Your Employer for Safety Toe Boot Requirements
Safety toe boots are worn by individuals, men and women, in different careers. For this reason, it is important for you to check with your employer about the particular materials that should be in your safety toe boots. If you would like to discuss your safety toe boot choices, please feel free to contact us by phone or email and we will be glad to help you choose the right work boot for your career.