Entries by Nick Bryant

Safety Footwear A Brief History

Where and when did safety footwear begin? Why was it invented? And what should I be looking for today? The Origins of Safety Footwear Interestingly enough, safety footwear can track its origins back to the beginning of the 18th century, when industrial safety workwear first became an issue. Previously it was cheaper to replace an […]

The Importance of Wide Fitting Boots/Shoes

When trying on a standard pair of casual shoes, loafers, sneakers or running shoes, most are manufactured from materials that stretch easily and quickly. That said, steel toe cap safety shoes and safety boots are made of soft, pliable and comfortable leather – but as the name suggests, the front part of the product is […]

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. Modern […]

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

What Is Genuine Leather? (What Animal Hides or Skins Are Used?) 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 […]

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

Whilst your ProFit safety boots are tough and are built to take a beating whilst your are hard at work there are a few basic things that need to be taken into consideration, there are also a few basic steps you can take to make sure those boots last longer and remain impervious to your […]

Polyurethane Injected Soles and Hydrolysis

Our soles are made of PU (Polyurethane soles) 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 […]

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 […]