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The Different Sole Compounds

It is a part of your safety shoe or safety boot that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Again, a critical component that needs understanding in order to make an informed decision prior to your purchase. All shoes have a sole, which is the bottom of a shoe, the part that comes into full contact with the ground. Soles can be […]

Leather : The Various “Grades” and What You NEED to Know!

Make no mistake (and it’s an eye-opening fact for many to sometimes hear) if you are walking in a pair of genuine leather shoes… those leather uppers once walked around themselves. Leather is an animal skin (or hide), predominantly bovine – from a cow or buffalo in the sense of safety footwear. It is a […]

The Importance of choosing the Right Socks

Something as simple as the piece of fabric which covers the foot prior to sliding it into a shoe or boot, can make the world of difference during your day – not only from a comfort standpoint but also with regards to hygiene. The human body has a normal temperature of 37’ degrees centigrade. The […]

Basic safety boot and shoe care guidelines

Always polish your boots regularly, with a commercial available footwear product (like Kiwi or Nugget), including on the day of purchase – before first wear. Do not use synthetic squeegee type bottles with a sponge end. Clean your shoes regularly (use the spun bonded cloth inside the box) to remove excess dirt and grime on […]

Polyurethane Injected Soles and Hydrolysis

Our soles are made of PU (Polyurethane) in order to be anti-slip, anti-static and oil/acid resistant. Because PU has organic origins, it is biodegradable over time. In a society where increasing attention is being focused on protecting our fragile environment, many progressive companies are insisting that, as far as possible, consumables such as safety footwear […]

ProFit Safety Footwear: Taking the nasty out of cheap

Published: 19th Apr 2017 Author: Nick Bryant; National Sales Manager; ProFit Safety Footwear  Boksburg (SA) – In June 2016, after almost 7 years since it was established, ProFit Safety Footwear started making some radical changes to its business model. A completely new look, a stronger website, involvement in social media and a complete overhaul of […]

The Causes of Burning Feet

The most common causes of the sensation of burning or aching in the foot are mechanical friction or pressure against the skin, or from compression of nerves in the foot. Pressure against the sides of the foot (as in a shoe that is too tight) will compress the joints in the ball of the foot. […]

Why should you polish your leather footwear?

Is it really necessary – or a marketing gimmick so you’ll spend money on an overpriced can of paste? From medieval times (between the 5th and 15th Century), dubbin, a waxy product, was used to soften and waterproof leather. It was made from natural wax, oil, soda ash, and tallow. As leather with a high natural veneer […]