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Our in-house design team works tirelessly to develop footwear that is optimized for challenging working environments. That’s why we’re really excited to be introducing the new Caiman – fully waterproof, lightweight and incredibly durable.

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We had a great couple of days at the LAMMA Show 2016, thanks to everyone who visited our stand and said hello. We also had a fantastic response to our product giveaway contest and the farmer face board, all the photos can be seen on our facebook.com/v12footwear. We looking forward to next year already!

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Is SRC the best slip rating for the work place?

The key part of this question is ‘best for the work place’. SRC is currently the top rating for slip resistance under the EN ISO 20345:2011 standard and requires passing both the SRA and SRB test for it to achieve the rating. These tests are carried out on a testing rig under laboratory conditions using two specified surfaces: SRA uses a ceramic[...]

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For the third year running we attended LAMMA, the UK’s leading farm machinery, equipment and services show. We headed up to the East of England Showground in Peterborough with a range of our products ready to meet some old friends and make some new ones. We’d like to say thank you to everyone who visited us and if you would like to talk again or know more about our range of Full strength[...]

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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.

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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.

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Car tyres, military footwear or serious walking boots – they all benefit from the superior grip and durability that rubber offers.

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Earlier this month we received this unsolicited comment from one of our wearers.

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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.

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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.

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