Safety shoes choose guide

Because the feet of people who are engaged in dangerous and heavy work often encounter various vulnerable objects,

people pay more and more attention to the protection requirements of the feet, if they are injured. It’s hard to be cured. Because it is an adult. The bones in various parts have been shaped,

but if the feet support the weight of the whole body or even heavier forces,the wear and tear of the shoes must be quite serious,

so it is particularly important to choose comfortable safety shoes for them. So, how to choose safety shoes suitable for them? What aspects should be paid attention to such as shoe fabric, size, heel height, shoelace and elastic design?

In addition to the requirements of aesthetics and comfort, safety shoes are more important to protect the safety of workers’ feet.

Once the safety shoes contain harmful substances, the consequences will be unimaginable,

so the safety shoes must be suitable for the shape of the feet when choosing safety shoes.

In general, the heel should not be too high or too large.

Shoes that are too large will not only affect the normal activities of the wearer, but also affect the correct walking posture and work efficiency.

Shoes that are too small can cause the wearer’s toes to be pinched and less comfortable, and what’s more, the foot can be seriously injured and twisted.

Different workers have different gait characteristics, so appropriate adjustments should be made in the standards for purchasing safety shoes to meet the work needs of the wearers.

Choosing safety shoes should not only be beautiful in appearance and comfortable to wear, but also ensure work safety and foot health. Generally, safety, comfort, and breathability are the principles. In addition, the color should be black as the main color, supplemented by other colors. So, how can we choose comfortable safety shoes?

When purchasing safety shoes, you should pay attention to the following points:


The material of safety shoes is mainly leather. Mainly use comfortable soft leather,

because the use of comfortable soft leather will not affect the blood circulation,

the foot nerves will be activated, and the toes and soles will be more comfortable. The safety shoes have good air permeability and can effectively volatilize the odor inside the shoes. If you must choose safety shoes made of artificial leather, try to choose materials with soft leather surface,

good air permeability, and better quality or mesh.


Choose soles with soft, breathable upper materials. If the soles are too hard, it is inconvenient for workers to work while wearing safety shoes,

and it is easy to cause the toes to be easily compressed or other adverse problems.

Try to choose soles with excellent anti-skid performance and soft bottom surface, and at the same time,

due consideration should be given to the firmness and wear resistance of the soles.


Safety shoes generally use flat heels, and high heels cannot be used as safety shoes. Because it is easy to cause foot injury or work inconvenience during work;

4.In general, safety shoes should be loose and not narrow.


Generally speaking, flat shoelaces are generally used; round ones are not used,

because the flat ones make the shoelaces easy to fix and not easy to fall off, while the round ones are the opposite.

6.Product label:

When purchasing safety shoes, be sure to check the label of the product. Product labels are an important basis for consumers to understand basic information such as product quality, precautions, and usage methods.

It is an important guarantee condition for consumers to use products correctly and reasonably.

To choose the most suitable safety shoes,

the most important factor to consider is the hazards the wearer will face in the working environment. Generally speaking, safety shoes must have functions such as softness, moisture resistance, moisture resistance and sweat absorption.


When there is an object falling or colliding at the job site,

you can choose to have a toe-protecting steel head to prevent heavy and sharp objects from colliding. It is required to meet the LD50-94 standard.


If there is a danger of nails, metal scraps or other sharp objects piercing or cutting the soles of the feet at the job site,

the anti-puncture function can be selected, and the requirements must meet the GB12017-89 standard. There are 1100N for anti-puncture special grade, 780N for grade I, and 490N for grade II. When purchasing, pay attention to the specific environmental characteristics to determine the corresponding performance level.


Anti-static protective shoes must be able to eliminate the accumulation of static electricity in the human body

and prevent electric shocks from power sources below 250V. The insulation of the soles must be considered to prevent electric shocks or electric shocks. The requirements must meet the GB4285-1995 standard.

4.Electrical insulation:

Electrically insulating shoes are protective shoes that can insulate people’s feet from charged objects and prevent electric shocks. Its requirements must meet the GB12011-2000 standard.

5.Acid and alkali resistant shoes:

Leather acid and alkali resistant shoes can only be used in acid and alkali workplaces with low concentration,

and cannot be soaked in acid and alkali solution for a long time. The requirements must meet the GB12018-1989 standard.


The outsole materials of leather shoes include rubber, polyurethane, modified polyvinyl chloride, etc. The folding resistance, wear resistance and hardness of the outsole are stipulated in the national industry standard of leather shoes. Use a hardness tester to test it. When choosing shoes, press the sole with your fingers and it should be elastic. Pull the sole with your hands without any small pieces falling off. It is not sticky to the touch and is soft when bent. At present, there are many quality problems in the outsole of rubber leather shoes,

and the phenomenon of fracture and block falling off occurs from time to time.

This is because the sole production plant does not care about product quality for profit,

and the rubber content in the rubber sole is low, so excessive reclaimed rubber and other fillers are used. , to reduce the quality of the sole.

The sole must be made to have anti-slip function. According to different working environments,

the material and texture design of the sole can increase the friction force and have a better effect on anti-slip;

the sole can also be made to be shockproof, anti-static, insulating, heat-resistant, Oil-proof and other functions.


Materials such as rubber or PVC can be used to prevent water penetration,

but when safety shoes are made of such materials,

they also make the wearer feel uncomfortable and unhygienic because of their airtightness.

At present, there are materials that prevent water penetration but allow air to enter and exit,

so that users feel more comfortable and hygienic when wearing them, but their prices are relatively high.

Usually made of genuine leather with good air permeability.

8. Dimensions and weight:

Safety shoes are different from everyday shoes because there is a steel toe cap on the front end to protect the foot,

so safety shoes should be slightly larger than daily leather shoes. The criteria for judging are:

1 foot into the shoe, the heel should be able to accommodate at least 1 finger.

2 Thread the shoelaces well, move the toes up and down, left and right,

and you should not feel the toes being rubbed or squeezed.

3 Walk a few steps, the instep should not feel squeezed.

4 If you feel squeezed, it is recommended that you use a larger size of safety shoes.

5 It is best to order the size near the evening.

6 The weight of safety shoes should not exceed 1kg.

7 When wearing safety shoes that are too heavy and too tight,

it is easy to cause foot diseases such as mold breeding.

Author: Nicole