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Like tyres to a car, the soles of our shoes are our only contact with the ground, so they need to provide ultra-reliable and high-level grip to prevent us from slipping. And while we place a lot of importance on protecting our feet from crushing and falling objects, what happens beneath rather than above our feet is just as crucial. Did you know: 

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A scuff cap can be a valuable addition to a safety boot, and while this piece of material might be relatively small, it can have a big impact on the levels of durability and comfort of a boot. A scuff cap might not be a necessary safety feature for everyone, but after reading this blog and the guidance it offers, you’ll be clear and confident about whether or not you, or the people within your[...]

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At V12 Footwear, we want to be absolutely certain that our footwear performs to the highest possible standards, so we can offer ourwearers the very best protection. And a particularly important aspect of footwear protection is preventing and reducing slips. HSE statistics show that last year in the UK, slips, trips and falls accounted for 33% of all non-fatalaccidents in the workplacethe[...]

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“The HSE recommends you consider asking your supplier to provide trial pairs to help you make the right choice, and don't select footwear on the basis of brochure descriptions or laboratory test results alone.” 

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Can you spend less money and get a better product? Yes, you absolutely can – and if you don’t believe us, keep reading. In about 4 minutes, you’ll see why. 

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There are all kinds of safety boots out there for multiple industries and applications, and it’s easy to get lost in the many features being offered. And in the long list of safety specs available, some are fairly familiar: waterproof, toe and midsole protection, anti-static and slip-rated soles. But what about met protection?

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QUALITY AT EVERY STAGE OF THE PROCESS 

At V12, we believe that giving our wearers safe, reliable foot protection means guaranteeing high standards at every stage of production. It’s only through our relentless drive for quality that our wearers get complete peace of mind from wearing a V12 boot. You can trust in the strength of our footwear, because its quality, compliance and performance has[...]

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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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