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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’re delighted to introduce our new boot, the incredible Avenger. Based on the best-selling Bison, the Avenger is a high-leg boot developed in collaboration with key industry experts. Offering complete comfort and safety, the Avenger has an easy on-off zip-side with half bellows combined with a lace system to ensure good ankle support. With a scuff cap for increased boot life the Avenger[...]

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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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We’re phasing out the Beaver V6401 as its lighter, more comfortable companion, the Beaver V6411 enjoys increasing popularity. As one of the lightest and most comfortable uniform shoes available, the Beaver V6411 with its composite toecap and SRC slip resistant sole has, for many, become the shoe of choice.

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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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We focus on designing and making innovative, high quality footwear for a diverse range of demanding environments. The North West of Ireland is just such a place. It is fast becoming a vitally important area for the development of wind power as a renewable energy resource. Picturesque but dramatic, this landscape ensures a real test of strength and character for our footwear.

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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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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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