Whilst time, effort and money is spent on choosing good footwear, the humble sock seems to be an afterthought. This, despite the fact that good socks are important for comfort, breathability and heat retention. Moreover they can also help wearers avoid foot problems which otherwise can seriously affect people working in active jobs.
Most of the leather used in the manufacture of safety footwear falls into two categories, bovine hides which are a by-product of beef production and Buffalo hides which are sourced mainly from the Punjab area of North India. Both are robust enough to withstand the rigours of the challenging environments in which our customers wear V12 boots.
Car tyres, military footwear or serious walking boots – they all benefit from the superior grip and durability that rubber offers.
Earlier this month we received this unsolicited comment from one of our wearers.
The College of Podiatry recently published a reporting confirming what many of us at V12 have suspected for years – namely that our feet are getting bigger. The report highlighted that in just forty years, the nation’s average feet have increased by two shoes sizes. Once a size 14 shoe branded a man a giant. Now boots in sizes 12,13 and 14 are common place.
HSL expert Rob Shaw and the importance of wearer trials.
This month we’re pleased to present this short video featuring Rob Shaw from the Health & Safety Laboratory. He joined us recently for a meeting of minds held for users and choosers of safety footwear.