Monday, 13 January 2014

Thermal Safety Footwear

Not something that immediately springs to mind until the weather turns really cold. Then the toes start to freeze up no matter how much you wiggle them about.

There are a few good products on the market that keep the worst of the cold away.

Firstly – keep your feet dry. An obvious comment but one often overlooked.

Secondly – choice of socks. If you need more than one pair then you are doing it all wrong! If you have non-waterproof boots then go for the Sealskinz waterproof socks. If your boots are waterproof then go for the V12 Endurasok. We don’t want to confuse you with too many variants of the same thing.

The Original Muck Boot Company have replaced the best selling thermal Humber Safety Wellingtons with the new Chore Safety. If you need warm, comfortable safety wellies then these are perfect. They are so comfortable that you feel as if you were wearing trainers and wonder why by mid-afternoon on a long shift, your feet don’t ache and why you don’t feel tired. These are the only boots where we are confident that you only need a regular shoe sock.

A lace-up safety boot that will protect you down to -40 degrees is the Rockall Alaska boot. Lightweight and designed primarily for freezer/cold store work. We are getting very positive feedback as a general work boot.

If a slip-on safety boot is more your thing then the V12 Tomahawk Rigger boot with its Thinsulate lining should keep your feet very toasty. Very good value for an excellent boot.

And if you want to wear what every self-respecting inshore fisherman is wearing then go for the aptly named Ice Pack Safety Wellingtons. Perfect when worn with the VSOK4 work socks.

Remember that if you are buying these boots for yourself that you do not pay VAT.

John Ruskin said that ‘Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.’

That is what we do at Granite Workwear – We only do the good stuff.

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