Know The Types Of Shoes
There are several safety shoes, and when choosing, you need to know which one is most appropriate for your job. Boot, boot, shoe, and sneakers, with tie closure, Velcro, or elastic.
The safety boot has a longer barrel, at least as high as the shin. The boot has a barrel up to the ankle. In turn, the shoe and sneaker have a shaft below the height of the ankle.
In addition to the model, it has other characteristics that must be observed when choosing the protective equipment for the feet. Follow the following tips.
Choose The Leather Material.
Leather is the upper part of a safety shoes, and the material used for its manufacture is essential. This is the part responsible for protecting the top of your foot against falling objects, perforations, moisture, and other risks.
The upper can be produced in leather, scrap, vague, PVC, polyurethane (PU), microfiber, fabric, and other synthetic materials. To choose the material, it is necessary to analyze which is the most suitable for your activity.
If you work in damp places or contact chemicals, it is recommended to use waterproof materials such as PVC or PU. The leather upper can be used in most environments, as it is very resistant and durable.
Define The Type Of Sole
The sole is one of the essential parts of safety footwear because it is responsible for the comfort of the worker in addition to the protection. It is this item that helps to provide stability, reduce impact and protect from slips.
The types of soles found are:
- PVC: It is the same material that can be used in the upper of boots. It offers protection against sharp objects, piercing objects, chemicals, and liquids in general, as it is waterproof.
- Polyurethane (PU): It is a material widely used in the EPIS market because it is resistant and long-lasting. In this case, the sole can be made in mono density, with just one injection of PU or bi-density. In the two-density sole, the first injection is traditional, and the second is made in the midsole, offering more comfort and impact absorption for the professional. Protects against sharp objects, piercing objects, and chemicals.
- Nitrile: It is ideal for activities carried out in environments with exposure to extreme temperatures (high and low) and flammable materials. The nitrile sole offers heat resistance at temperatures up to 300 °, for one minute. It is resistant to cold, withstanding negative temperatures, and protects against kerosene oil and other flammable liquids.