Health and safety concerns are now prevalent in the work place and the majority of workplaces will insist that employees and visitors wear protective clothing due to risk assessment being undertaken in the work place. If it means the difference between suffering a broken toe or foot due to not wearing protective footwear then I agree that safety shoes or boots should be compulsory in any work place where there is a possible risk of injury or potential hazard.
Some of the technology incorporated into Caterpillar safety boots sounds like it could be borrowed from the heavy plant machinery the company is well known for. Itechnology and the Techniflex ranges are two of the most advanced footwear ranges produced by the company. Technology integrated into the design of the boot, shoe or trainer from the workwear range includes features such as increased grip to prevent slips and trips, the slip resistance uses high traction materials to counteract potential risk and there is the ladder grip technology to help the wearer to maintain grip on uneven surfaces especially whilst ascending and descending ladders which can often be a precarious activity even in good conditions.
Such innovations in workboots continue to reinforce the reputation of the company as the premier manufacturer of workboots and shoes. Comfort for the wearer is also a consideration with the patent Flextech outsole technology to provide unrivalled flexibility whilst wearing and minimise that heavy workboot feeling often associated with protective steel toe capped boots.
Oil and petrol resistant soles are usually standard features of Caterpillar boots but some of the footwear ranges such as the S1, S3 and SB even include an anti bacterial resistant sole which is an innovative feature. Overall Caterpillar boots are able to combine technology and comfort to produce footwear that can stand the majority of tests they will be subjected to in the workplace. The reinforced toe caps are rigorously tested at over 200 joules!