Before the evolution of safety boots, there’s wooden boots also known as sabots. Wooden boots were widely worn during the early industrial evolution and workers on strike will throw their sabots to stop factories productions. That’s how the word “sabotage” was created.
Before the 1930s, no companies care about workplace safety. Not until the liability cost claimed against the companies skyrocketed did they put in place safety measures. Steel-toed boots, invented in Germany, were introduced. Reinforced by a steel plate, the steel-toed boots are also puncture resistant to guard your feet against rolling and falling objects.
Today, safety boots now comes with various designs and colours. But it’s still important to find the right safety toe shoes based on your industrial needs. Here are a few tips in picking the right boots for you or your workers.
Safety: What kind of hazards will the job face? Do you need a electrical resistant boots or something that can protect against compression?
Durability: The worst thing that can happen is when your boots falls apart in the middle of a job. Search for one that can offers the best value and lifespan.
Waterproof: Some jobs may require boots that can protects the feet from getting wet—especially if you only have that one pair of boots to wear.