Professional shoes or safety shoes?
Occupational shoes generally have the same properties as a safety shoe. The big difference is that the occupational shoe does not have an integrated protective toe cap. On the other hand, occupational shoes have heel protection, an abrasion-resistant and slip-resistant outsole, and the same resistant materials as safety shoes. Professional shoes differ in different classes, so there are professional shoes O1, O1P, O2 and O3. In addition to a water-repellent upper, an O3 work shoe also has a puncture-resistant sole and is popular with roofers, for example. With the penetration protection, painful injuries caused by nails can be prevented. The German manufacturers ELTEN and HAIX also have functional work shoes in their range. For example, occupational shoes are available as low shoes in sneaker or sports shoe look in breathable O1 and in water-repellent O2 version. Occupational shoes are preferred in many industries and are available at GenXtreme.
Professional shoes for roofers, carpenters and in wood construction
Special professional shoes for roofers and carpenters offer different manufacturers. These roofing shoes are available in safety class O1P and O3. The special roofing shoe is made of leather and offers a high level of special work protection. In addition to a textile penetration protection, the shoes offer all possible safety aspects as an ordinary protective shoe, except that the cap is missing. Especially on the roof, where a lot of work is done while kneeling, a toe cap can be gladly dispensed with. The heat-resistant and strong-grip rubber sole should be emphasized, which provides sufficient and firm footing in any situation. The professional shoes for roofing work have an overcap made of TPU at the shoe tips, which is highly abrasion resistant and protects the shoes from too fast wear. The lacing can be tied precisely and binds the high professional shoe tightly to the foot. The high shaft protects against painful twisting and other injuries in the ankle area. For ergonomic wearing comfort, the roofers' shoes were cut in a wedge shape and support the shoe wearer, especially on steep terrain. In the O1P version, the professional shoes are also very breathable and have many pores. The closed O3 leather version is more solid and highly waterproof.
Find the right professional shoe
Especially when it comes to safety, no compromises are made here. The shoe sole must be abrasion-resistant, slip-resistant, and oil- and acid-resistant.. The upper material, whether textile or leather, must have certain resistance capabilities or water resistance. The work shoe must be able to protect its wearer from external hazards such as bumps. It should retain its shape, guarantee a certain level of wearing comfort and have a long service life. Today, only a high-quality product from reputable manufacturers can deliver all of this. We at GenXtreme are here to help you find the right professional shoe for you.