We know that steel toe and midsole safety footwear has been regarded as the favoured choice for foot protection across most industries. More recently, without compromising on safety, metal-free footwear (also known as composite) is replacing traditional steel toe and midsole safety footwear at scale, which is not surprising given the many benefits of choosing to go metal-free.
Our range of lightweight, vegan and vegetarian friendly work boots
Did you know that in 2014 there were around 150,000 vegans in the UK? Fast forward 5 years and there are over 600,000 people now dedicated to veganism. With that said, when it comes to vegan footwear you may have certain impressions of them being niche and relatively expensive purchases. You may also expect to compromise on[...]
ELECTRICAL HAZARD (EH) RATED SAFETY BOOTS
Electrical hazard (EH) rated safety boots are ISOLATING safety boots meaning they provide a secondary source of protection for you from electric shocks or electrocution.
The idea behind these EH rated safety boots is pretty simple, the entire surface of the boot is made from non-conductive materials and as a result no electrical charge will pass[...]
Do you want to up your safety footwear knowledge?As a loyal and trusted V12 distribution partner you have access to a free training session on the essential basics of foot health and safety, taught by industry experts who have decades of knowledge and experience.
Since April 2018 the European Commission published a new PPE legislation EU 2016/425. This regulation requires distributors, importers & manufacturers of PPE to all hold a shared responsibility in ensuring compliance with safety & quality standards.
All distributors must now verify that all PPE they stock carries the correct markings, including the CE mark, before placing it on the[...]
With over 20 years experience in the footwear industry, we know that when it comes to comfortable safety boots, one size or one style doesn't fit all. Specific features are required for different industries and on top of that, a specific fit is essential for both men & women. That's why we've developed a diverse range of safety footwear for men and women that work in the toughest industries[...]
We are very pleased to have been nominated for two highly desired awards by the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide.
The Professional Clothing Awards 2019
On the evening of Wednesday 19th June 2019, at The Montcalm in Marble Arch, London, we attended the prestigious 10th Annual Professional Clothing Awards Ceremony.
We are only as good as what we achieve today...
Does it matter that we've been around for 20 years, producing safety boots for various industries around the world? History is important, but what we do today for our customers matters most to us.
How are you bench-marking with the industry?...
MEN AND WOMEN'S FEET - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?Until recently, women working in industries such as construction, civil engineering, manufacturing, rail, warehousing and so forth were frequently expected to wear smaller sized men's footwear as there was very little choice available on the market. This is not only uncomfortable for women, but also lowers levels of safety, leaving them more[...]