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Does Colour Matter in Safety Footwear?

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One of the questions our sales associates in footwear hear frequently is “do they come in other colours?” which is a tough question to answer. The answer is not cut and dry – most styles of safety footwear are available in only one colour, but you can find safety footwear in different colours by looking at different styles. The colour of the footwear itself has nothing to do with whether or not the shoe or boot is safety rated – they could be neon orange and still safety rated or tan and not CSA approved. The colour that matters in...

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Removing salt stains

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If you work outside, or even if you wear your safety footwear outside in the winter months, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you will have to deal with salt stains. Salt is the most commonly used ice-melting substance in Canada, and while it works great on ice, it’s not so good for your footwear. The good news is that there are steps you can take to both prevent and repair salt stain damage to your safety boots. Prevention As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It’s far easier to stop the stains...

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Advantages of Winter Work Boots

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When Do you Need to Replace Safety Footwear?

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We’ve all had that pair of shoes that we kept long after they should have been tossed in the garbage, but what about safety footwear? When do you need to replace it? It turns out there’s no magic formula – no best before date on the shoes, but there are some signs that it’s time to retire your old shoes. Wear and Tear Can you see the steel toe shining through? Is the heel plate rubbed bare? Is your metatarsal guard showing? If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, it’s time for a new pair. The same...

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Sock it to me

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The facts about socks and safety footwear Choosing the right safety footwear is one thing, but the socks you wear inside those boots (or shoes) can play a huge role in how comfortable you are in your safety footwear. It’s amazing the difference that a pair of work socks can make in how your footwear fits and how your feet feel at the end of the day. When choosing socks to go inside of safety footwear there are a few important considerations including season, height, and material. Season In winter, warmer socks made of synthetic fibres or merino wool help...

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