No matter how much experience you have, it will not save you from the unfortunate accidents that happen every day. Sometimes all it takes is a brief moment of carelessness. Especially on the construction site or in the manufacturing industry, you should therefore protect yourself as best you can to minimize the risk of injury. In addition to high-quality work pants and gloves, you should attach importance to robust safety shoes. These are available in a wide range of designs from plain, robust to sporty variants and of course in different colors. Safety shoes of the certified safety class S3, which are available in different models such as low shoe or boot, build on the safety class S2 and are particularly resistant. In addition to a sole with fuel resistance, the protective cap for the toes and water resistance, they also have a penetration protection. This can be made of steel plate, but materials such as Kevlar also do an excellent job. Unlike conventional work shoes, which are not necessarily equipped with a protective toe cap, the steel toe cap is one of the basic requirements of safety shoes. This should withstand an energy of 200 joules, which is equivalent to about 1,500 kilograms. This is the case with protection class S3.
The S3 safety shoes that you can find in the GenXtreme range are of high quality. Safe work, a comfortable feel, durability and a long shelf life are guaranteed.
Safety shoes S3 - other requirements for the work shoes
Safety shoes of the certified protection class S3 are closed in the area of the heel and have an energy absorption capacity there. ESD-capable shoes dissipate electrostatic charges. The protective shoes are equipped with a profiled outsole, which provides sufficient slip resistance on various surfaces. Due to the high-quality materials used in production, the work shoes from our range are durable and resistant. Safety shoes should always be comfortable to wear, breathable and protect you from moisture.
The requirements for safety shoes of protection class S3 at a glance:
- oil and petrol resistant sole
- closed heel area
- toe cap
- water repellent face materials
- profiled and puncture-resistant outsole
- antistatic sole
- puncture-resistant midsole
- energy absorption in the heel area
- Rubber or plastic upper (prevents water absorption)
Thanks to the ISO 20344:2011 standard, your feet are always equally protected, regardless of the material and manufacturer, because all S3 safety class shoes meet these criteria.
Who needs S3 safety shoes?
Different work areas place different demands on work clothing. Whether as a safety shoe or boot - in some occupational groups S3 safety shoes are even mandatory. Basically, your employer must inform you about the necessary protective equipment. You can also ask your employer's liability insurance association for information on mandatory work clothing and, in particular, work shoes.
Footwear of safety class S3 is suitable for all those professions where hazards from falling objects are to be expected. The protective toe cap made of plastic or steel provides appropriate protection. The puncture-resistant midsole additionally protects you from injuries that can be caused by nails or splinters penetrating the sole of the shoe.
S3 safety shoes offer protection during work in the construction industry (building and civil engineering), in industry and in gardening and landscaping. Heating and plumbing technicians are also exposed to hazards in the workplace, from which they can protect themselves with safety shoes of protection class S3. Rescue workers and firefighters also use safety boots of this safety class to provide optimum protection for their feet. In these work areas, the footwear must also guarantee heat resistance and cut protection. Waterproof upper material prevents the absorption of water.
Safety shoes S3 - what do ESD, SRC and HRO mean?
In connection with work clothing, especially work shoes, you will often read the abbreviations ESD, SRC and HRO in the product descriptions of the manufacturers. Some work areas place particularly high demands on occupational safety and in particular on safety footwear in order to prevent injuries. These include, for example, those in which there is a risk of discharges.
Safety shoes that are ESD-capable dissipate the electrostatic charge of the wearer. Sensitive electronic components or devices are thus protected from damaging discharges.
You read the SRC marking in connection with the slip resistance. SCR combines the standards SRA and SRB and stands for the best possible slip-resistant property.
HRO refers to the behavior in relation to contact heat. Footwear with this marking can withstand a temperature of 300 °Celsius for at least 60 seconds.
Safety shoes S3 - selected top brands at GenXtreme
In the GenXtreme store you will find a wide range of S3 safety shoes from the top workwear brands. Haix offers a special additional feature with an integrated PU wedge, which increases the wearing comfort and ensures that your feet tire less quickly. The special sole construction of the Lowa G3 work shoe with an insert made of textile fabric offers the best friction properties on ice and snow. Safety shoes from U-Power are also available in sneaker design. Most manufacturers also have half safety shoes or mid-height safety boots in their range. Whether sporty look or rugged look is desired is a matter of taste. Regardless of the design, our high-quality footwear will not only protect you from cold, moisture, slips, electricity and mechanical impact, but will allow you to keep a clear head so you can focus your experience on the important things - your work.
The available additional options make it possible to optimally adapt the safety shoe or safety boot to the needs of the wearer. In the online store of genXtreme.de you will find a large selection of work shoes of protection class S3 at reasonable prices. You're sure to find what you're looking for here!