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TOP 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING SAFETY SHOES

Posted by Janet Wakutz on

Choosing safety footwear can be confusing, here's a guide with the 

TOP 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING SAFETY FOOTWEAR.

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Composite Safety Shoes – What Exactly Are They?

Posted by Katherine Burlock on

For a long time, wearing safety footwear meant wearing steel toed boots. Steel toed boots are great, but they have some definite drawbacks, the biggest one being their weight. Steel toed boots are heavy and if your job involves doing a lot of walking, the extra weight can take a toll. Fortunately, there’s now an alternative that is still CSA approved but is lighter than steel toed boots – composite. As the name suggests, composite safety footwear is made up of multiple materials that together, give the same safety as steel toed shoes. The most common formulation of the composite...

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How to Take Care of the Footwear that Takes Care of You

Posted by Katherine Burlock on

Safety footwear can take a beating on the job. We’ve previously written about signs that you should be replacing your safety footwear, but how do you extend the life of the footwear you already own? The answer is to take care of it properly right from the beginning. If you work outdoors, the elements can wreak havoc on the materials in your safety footwear. Salt, especially, is such a nuisance that we devoted an entire post to preventing and treating salt stains. By protecting and cleaning your safety footwear regularly, you can extend the life of your shoes and in...

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When Do you Need to Replace Safety Footwear?

Posted by Katherine Burlock on

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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3 things to consider when choosing work socks

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