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Overall: 5 Comfort: 5
CAT Generator Honey Safety Boots & Steel Toe Caps With Midsole, Cat Safety Boots

These boots are a must have. They are very comfortable and a boot that can be worn all day.
Bought: CAT Generator Honey Safety Boots & Steel Toe Caps With Midsole, Cat Safety Boots
Andrea, Swansea | .
Overall: 4 Comfort: 3
CAT Holton Honey Safety Boots With Steel Toe Caps SB

Wish they did an option of 1/2 sizes in these.
Bought: CAT Holton Honey Safety Boots With Steel Toe Caps SB
Ivan, Swansea | .
Overall: 5 Comfort: 5
Cofra Shovel Firemens Safety Boots Shovel Boots With Steel Toe Caps & APT Midsole

Better than a similar bespoke pair I had made three years ago.
Bought: Cofra Shovel Firemens Safety Boots Shovel Boots With Steel Toe Caps & APT Midsole
Ian, Slough | .
Overall: 4 Comfort: 5
Rigger Boots SS403SM FS124 Tan Leather Rigger Boot With Steel Toe Cap & Midsole 4 - 15

Paid extra for the "fur lined" and it really makes a difference on the cold mornings... afternoons and evenings - it's always cold!! Next day delivery and helpful on the phones.
Bought: Rigger Boots SS403SM FS124 Tan Leather Rigger Boot With Steel Toe Cap & Midsole 4 - 15
Mark, Dungannon | .
Overall: 4 Comfort: 4
Rockfall Texas T70C Riggers Boots Steel Toe Cap & Midsole Sizes 6-16

Very functional and looks like they will stand the test of time, the leather is what makes them stand out from other rigger boots I've tried. Size range seems limited, but I was lucky as I'm an 11. CD
Bought: Rockfall Texas T70C Riggers Boots Steel Toe Cap & Midsole Sizes 6-16
Chris, Pontefract | .
Overall: 4 Comfort: 5
Cofra Dolomiti Safety Boots With Composite Toe Caps & APT Midsole Metal Free Safety Boots, Non Metallic

A very well made boot, I struggle with toe width normally and these boots give you plenty of room at the front. Would recommend.
Bought: Cofra Dolomiti Safety Boots With Composite Toe Caps & APT Midsole Metal Free Safety Boots, Non Metallic
Turhan, Inverkeithing | .
Overall: 4 Comfort: 4
Cofra Protector Safety Boots With Metatarsal Protection, Midsole & Steel Toecap

Searched quite literally for months for these. My husband previously wore unsuitable cheapo boots and these have literally changed his life!! Delivery was 5 days which wasn't too bad. Staff very helpful with my 50 questions on the telephone too.
Bought: Cofra Protector Safety Boots With Metatarsal Protection, Midsole & Steel Toecap
Helen, West Thurrock | .
Overall: 5 Comfort: 5
Timberland Traditional 6201046 Welted 6" Gaucho Safety Boots With Steel Toe Caps & Midsole

These are super comfortable, with lots of padding round the ankle which was missing on the last cheaper pair of boots I bought. Pay a little bit more and get these boots. Delivery was next day.
Bought: Timberland Traditional 6201046 Welted 6" Gaucho Safety Boots With Steel Toe Caps & Midsole
Kevin, Airdrie | .
Overall: 4 Comfort: 5
CAT Generator Honey Safety Boots & Steel Toe Caps With Midsole, Cat Safety Boots

This is the most comfortable boot I have ever owned. Worth every penny!
Bought: CAT Generator Honey Safety Boots & Steel Toe Caps With Midsole, Cat Safety Boots
Paul, Milton Keynes | .
Overall: 5 Comfort: 5
Dr Martens 14141230 Ladies Safety Boots Wheat Nu-buck Ankle Boot with Steel Toe Cap & Midsole

The boot was a little at first while being broken in, but after a couple of days of wearing them they soon softened up and now feel like a pair of slippers. Great boots and I'd reccomend them to anyone.
Bought: Dr Martens 14141230 Ladies Safety Boots Wheat Nu-buck Ankle Boot with Steel Toe Cap & Midsole
Jemma, Bishop\'s Stortford | .
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Safety Footwear Standards Explained EN345 / EN ISO 20345:2007 / EN ISO 20345:2011

What you wear on your feet really matters. Getting the right footwear will make life safer and easier. Employers are legally responsible for providing the correct footwear. Protect now.

The safety footwear standard is referred as EN345, EN ISO 20345:2004, EN ISO 20345:2007 and EN ISO 20345:2007. All footwear designed before 2004 and still manufactured up to today carries EN ISO 20345:2004. EN ISO 20345:2007 standard for footwear designed or retested after 2007 the new standard is the EN ISO 20345:20011 and un like the previous standards all foot wear manufactured after the 31st of July 2013 must meet that standard, now that doesn't mean that footwear made before that date is now of no use what it means is that footwear produced after that date will meet the new tougher standard.

The EN ISO 20345:2007 standard sets out minimum requirements that safety footwear must be successfully tested against.

The EN ISO 20345:2011 standard sets out new tougher minimum requirements that safety footwear must be successfully tested against.

The standard specifies all safety footwear must have toe protection. In addition to different protective features footwear can be represented by a combination of letters.

All Safety Footwear in this standard is at least SB which means it has toe protection against a 200 Joule impact
RatingFeatures
SB
SB-PP
S1A + FO + E
S1-PA + FO + E + P
S2A + FO + E + WRU
S3A + FO + E + WRU + P
S4A + FO + E + Waterproof
S5A + FO + E + P + Waterproof
KeyDescription
AAntistatic footwear
CCut resistance of upper
CICold insulation of sole complex
EEnergy absorption of heel region
FOResistance to fuel oil of outsole
HIHeat insulation of sole complex
HROResistance to hot contact of outsole
MMetatarsal Protection
PPenetration resistance
WRWater resistant
WRUWater resistant upper

Toe protection (SB)

Your toes are a very vulnerable part of your body, especially in a work place. Toe protection must withstand a 200 joule impact. Joule is the unit of energy and this standard is purposefully specific. Something heavy falling from a low height could have a lot less energy than something lighter from a much higher height. As well as impacts the toe area must withstand a resting mass of well over 1000kg.

Most people have heard of steel toe cap boots but the protection doesn't have to be steel. In fact there are advantages to alternatives. Non-metallic protection can be equally as strong but lighter.

Antistatic protection (A)

Clothing, seating materials, and climate factors can cause a build up a static charge of electricity in the body. Some materials in footwear can over insulate the body causing the charge to be held. When you then touch something the charge can rush from your body quickly causing a spark and a small uncomfortable shock. Antistatic footwear will significantly reduce this effect but does not offer full protection for exposure to electronics and explosives work. You will need Electro-Static Protection (ESD) for this.

Midsole penetration protection (P) - SB-P, S1-P, S3, S5

Sharp objects where we walk and stand are significant risk not only in the workplace but also outdoors and at home. Midsole protection will guard against nails and other objects. To meet this standard the footwear must be able to resist a penetration force of 1100N. Midsole protection is provided in one of these methods: a stainless steel insert in the sole, aluminium insert in the sole, or by Kevlar insole. The Aluminium and Kevlar solutions are the most flexible and lightest and cover the greatest area of the foot. Kevlar insoles also offer much higher thermal insulation.

Energy Absorption (E)

Energy Absorption in the heel region

Water Resistant Upper (WRU)

Water resistant upper, not used on all rubber or polymeric footware.

Heat Resistant (HRO)

Heat resistant Outsole: To resist 300°C for 60 seconds

Insulation against Cold (CI)

Insulation against cold: tested for 30 minutes at 1 -20°C

Insulation against heat (HI)

Insulation against heat: tested for 30 minutes at 150°C

Electro-Static Discharge (ESD)

ESD footwear is designed for the electronics and explosives industry and has to meet ESD CEI EN61340-5-1 standard.

Non-metallic footwear

Safety footwear containing no metal parts is ideal for workplaces with metal detectors like airports eliminating the hassle of removing them.

Safety Ratings Explained

SB

The rating SB indicates that the safety footwear has a 200 joule toe protection, it can have additional features but it is the most basic of safety footwear.

SB-P

SB-P has the same features as the SB rating with the addition of the midsole penetration protection this can be a stainless steel insert in the sole, aluminium insert in the sole or by Kevlar insole.

S1

S1 in addition to 200joule toe cap, is classed as antistatic footwear the sole is also resistant to fuel oil and has energy absorption in the heel area.

S1-P

S1-P has the same features as the S1 rating with the addition of the midsole penetration protection this can be a stainless steel insert in the sole, aluminium insert in the sole or by Kevlar insole.

S2

S2 in addition to 200joule toe cap, is classed as antistatic footwear the sole is also resistant to fuel oil and has energy absorption in the heel area it also has a water resistant upper.

S3

S3 has the same features as the S2 rating with the addition of the midsole penetration protection this can be a stainless steel insert in the sole, aluminium insert in the sole or by Kevlar insole.

S4

S4 in addition to 200joule toe cap, is classed as antistatic footwear the sole is also resistant to fuel oil and has energy absorption in the heel area it is waterproof none as leak proof.

S5

S5 has the same features as the S4 rating with the addition of the midsole penetration protection this can be a stainless steel insert in the sole, aluminium insert in the sole or by Kevlar insole.

All safety footwear can have more features than are listed above but these are the minimum requirements to meet each of the safety ratings, This means you could have a S1 CI or S1 HI. We have listed the main ratings above there are more but these are the most common.

 
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About Safety Boots UK

Safety Boots UK are leading suppliers of safety boots and work boots from industry leaders such as...

CAT, Cofra, Dewalt, Dr Martens, Jallatte, Timberland, Sterling, and Snickers Workwear.

We supply ranges of hard-wearing work boots, strong but casual safety trainers and shoes equipped with steel toe-caps for protection in your everyday footwear.

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