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The Southern Enterprise Awards recently named V12 Footwear as 2020's ‘Best Industrial Footwear Company’. This would not be possible without our loyal customer base and we are humbled and thankful for every one.  Reflecting on a hugely turbulent year for many people and many businesses, not just in the UK but the whole world, we are very proud to be recognised for our continuing growth and[...]

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What are Chemical Resistant Work Boots?

Chemical resistant work boots are made to off-set the hazards of using, working with, combining or storing chemicals. They protect workers from the risk of skin injuries, allergies, infections and chemical burns caused by hazardous chemical leaks and spills. Therefore, making chemical resistant boots essential to anyone working with chemicals.

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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.

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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[...]

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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.

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We are very excited to announce the release of our brand new, high spec range of safety trainers and hikers. With one mission in mind, which has always been to create lightweight comfortable footwear that is packed with benefits! These incredibly lightweight, comfortable styles all come with the Keymark Safety Accreditation ensuring safe feet, all day, every day. We are the first and only[...]

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There is one problem with boots that many owners encounter; when they get wet, they take a very long time to dry. This is because boots are made of thick materials, such as leather, and it can take a while for them to dry naturally. So, what happens when they get wet in the evening and you need them in the morning? We've got you covered! Here are a few tips that will not only help accelerate[...]

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A question we often get asked is whether water resistant is the same as waterproof? In a word, no. Let us explain why.

DEFINITIONS

WATERPROOF: A waterproof material or product is completely impervious to water penetration, which means no water can get in or out of the product or material. Providing sustained protection from water for a significant period of time. 

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