Essential Safety Footwear
You can do your best work only when you're protected with the right safety footwear from G&L Clothing.
Who needs to wear protective footwear?
A number of industries are required by OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.136 to wear protective footwear while on the job. If your workplace environment is a place in which you may encounter slipping, falling objects, piercing objects, or other hazardous conditions, you're probably required by law to wear safety footwear.
What does protective footwear do?
The right protective footwear will keep your feet and the rest of your body safe from a number of possible workplace hazards:
- falling or flying objects
- punctures from sharp objects on the ground
- machines or tools that can become cutting hazards
- electrical environments that may produce dangerous shocks or accumulated electricity
- fatigue-inducing work environments and/or conditions
- workplaces where chemicals are used and can cause burns
- extreme weather conditions
How do I know what workboot is right?
Often times your employer will specify what type of protective footwear you need based on the potential working conditions. In the end, though, it's up to you to decide what footwear will be best, as long as it meets the OSHA guidelines. Different types of safety footwear include:
- waterproof design
- slip-resistant design
- various levels of insulation
- steel toe or soft toe design
- various levels of shoe material thickness
Featured Safety Footwear
This workboot from Carolina has it all, including a composite safety toe cap, waterproof SCUBALINER technology, removable EVA footbed, tan soft honcho leather upper, mesh lining, non-metallic shank, cement construction, and oil and slip resistant rubber outsole. Electrical hazard rated.
These American-built boots from KEEN are wearable through all four seasons thank to KEEN's Dry waterproof breathable membrane design. Featuring an internal metatarsal guard, rugged non-slip sole, 90 degree heel for better grip, full-grain leather upper, and oil and slip resistant non-marking rubber outsole. Left and right asymmetrical steel toe meets or exceeds ASTM F2412-11 and F2413-11 I/75 C/75 EH and MT75 standards.
Carhartt's Force workboots are specially designed to be lightweight and breathable while wicking away sweat throughout your work day. Featuring FastDry technology, black-coated leather, 3D forming Ariaprene breathable foam collar and tongue, StormDefender waterproof technology, Ortholite insoles for reduced fatigue, and added midsoles for extra comfort.
Ideal boots for tradesmen and carpenters. These workboots from Danner feature the 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX liner, oiled full-grain leather upper that's more resistant to liquid damage, VIBRAM SPE EVA midsole that's more resistant than traditional EVA, and VIBRAM WORKMAN outsole. Alloy toe meets or exceeds ASTM F2413-11M I/75 C/75 EH standards and ASTM F2413-11F I/75 C/75 EH. Meets or exceeds ASTM F2892-11 EH.