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After being in place for over a decade, the safety standards for footwear are changing. And when safety codes and requirements change, it can get a little overwhelming. But we believe that safety shouldn’t be a mystery – and that’s why we’re going to walk you through some key information about the new changes and how they might affect you or your business.

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V12 Footwear has evolved in just a few decades from a fledgling footwear company into a trusted, industry-leading safety footwear business with a global reach. In this piece, we look back at the start of the story, explore our journey to becoming a household name in safety footwear and shine a light on what the future holds for us, a company where footwear is in the DNA.

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Anyone working in or around the farming industry will tell you that it’s a very demanding business. And given the tough conditions and long hours agri workers face daily, their safety footwear needs to be up to the tough task

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Sustainable manufacturing is a key priority for thousands of businesses today, and awareness of the impact that manufacturing has on the earth has never been stronger. As a result, companies across the globe are making significant strides to reduce their carbon emissions and single-use plastic and devise more sustainable ways of delivering their products. 

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V12 have always been committed to using technology and innovation to give our wearers comfortable, durable and safe footwear. But we’re not just about providing outstanding footwear: we're equally committed to outstanding sustainability practices.

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HSL, SRA, SRB and SRC are terms you've probably heard and read a lot about in the safety industry. And while you probably know that they are related to grip and slip resistance, some of the finer details might not be so familiar or clear. But getting to know these finer points could be a big help to you at work from day to day, whether you’re out in the rain on the rails, using heavy machinery[...]

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Have you ever found that you’re a particular size in one type of footwear, then need to go up or down in another? Ever been a size 7 at work, then inexplicably an 8 and a half on the sports field? Well if you have, you wouldn't be alone. In this piece, we’re going to explore the subject of whether you ever truly know your shoe size, and why size and shape can vary across footwear brands and[...]

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You'd be forgiven for thinking that the upper of a shoe or boot is just the part at the top or the section near the ankle. In fact, the upper of a boot or shoe is actually any part above the sole - so this includes the vamp (the front part) the quarter (the back) the counter (material above the heel), and even the tongue. To put it another way, the upper is any part of the boot that wraps around[...]

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When it comes to choosing safety boots, there are a number of things which should inform your decision. Fortunately for you, after we’ve walked you through our 6 simple steps, you’ll know everything there is to know about buying the right pair of safety boots, so you can avoid the pitfalls of pain and discomfort and reap the benefits of comfortable, fully protected feet. 

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Introducing the carbon neutral Lynx range – maximum protection for wearers, minimal impact on the planet.

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