Shoescast.com and Steve Owen of the ManHa Shoe Store are pleased to announce the release of a blog post which describes and ranks the top choices for steel toe work shoes and boots. The top ten steel toe footwear options are listed, along with reviews of each. The reviews are broken into two major categories: A Review of 6 Best Steel Toe Work Boots and A Review of 4 Best Steel Toe Work Shoes. The characteristics which were considered in ranking the shoes and boots are listed and descriptions are given for each shoe or boot on the top lists. —
The selection for the best steel toe boots (click here for more information) was based on three features which should be considered when purchasing steel toe work footwear. These features are comfort, durability, and safety. Both pros and cons for shoes are listed for each of the top picks. For any work shoe, safety should be a top priority, especially for those who are working on construction sites or who are indulging in other heavy labor. Today, modern manufacturing design provides safety equipment which protects specific body parts from injuries and accidents. For the feet, a steel cap protects the toes, or at least reduces the injuries.
Comfort for the feet is a prime consideration. The comfort is mostly determined by the soles of the footwear and the interior. The soles should be flexible enough to avoid interfering with the movement of the feet. Cushioning on the insoles and soft fabric on the inside contribute the the overall comfort. The material should be water-resistant to help keep the feet warm and dry.
Durability when working in extreme weather is the second crucial element. The best footwear is made of 100% leather which is water-resistant, as well as natural and breathable. The sole should be made of rubber or other non-skid materials. For cold weather workers, insulation is needed. Insulation is also needed for warmer climates. The top quality steel caps should have an expected life of two to four years.
Safety is the highest priority in high-risk activities. Some of the features include puncture resistance, electrical protection, anti-static, electrical conductive and protection against chainsaws. There are color-coded universal signs which can be checked for safety features. Top brands for work boots include Keen, Timberland, Irish Setter and Caterpillar. The best safety shoes come from Sketchers, New Balance, Caterpillar, and Timberland.
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