Safety shoes for women combine safety, modern design and comfort. Therefore, they are becoming more and more popular and facilitate the working day in various professional fields. The GenXtreme range includes safety shoes of different safety classes. They protect against many dangers in various professions. The professional associations for industry, construction and GaLa construction prescribe such safety shoes for craftsmen and Co. firmly. In addition, firefighters, THW and rescue services need appropriate safety shoes to move forward even in rough terrain. In addition to this group of work shoes, there are also special work shoes for the health sector and food processing. Here, for example, particularly high standards of hygiene and slip resistance must be met. In addition, the shoes must be relatively light and tight to fit women's feet. Additional information on what the safety boots and shoes have to fulfill can be found in the regulations of the employers' liability insurance associations and the corresponding laws.
Safety shoes ladies - what distinguishes them from normal safety shoes for men
What special features should a work shoe or safety shoe for women have and how do these shoes differ from shoes for men? To answer these questions, a look at the anatomy helps.
Women often have narrower and more delicate feet than men. This requires a different fit and shoes that are as close-fitting as possible. For this reason, we carry safety shoes for women in sizes as small as 35. In addition, despite a puncture-resistant heel or toe caps or steel toecaps, the footwear must be particularly light, so that the petite women's feet are less stressed. This additionally increases the wearing comfort during the working day. If your shoes are still too wide, you can counteract this circumstance with special insoles. In some cases, insoles can also be useful from an orthopedic point of view. Our safety shoes for women also convince with cheerful colors and chic designs that hardly remind you of safety shoes.
The difference between work shoes, professional shoes and safety shoes
Although the terms sound similar at first, the devil is literally in the details: work shoes do not have a protective toe cap. In addition, there are safety shoes that have a protective toe cap and allow energy absorption. The term work shoes, on the other hand, is not protected and refers to all shoes that are worn exclusively for work. This therefore also includes safety boots for the fire department, rescue service and THW. These shoes must also be resistant to gasoline.
Safety shoes in different safety classes
Depending on the profession, particularly high safety standards are required. The safety shoes are therefore available in different designs that can counteract certain hazards. The footwear is divided into the following safety classes (also called protection classes):
- S1 has a protective toe cap (also known as a toe cap) made of metal, usually steel or plastic - S1P builds on class S1 and is additionally puncture-resistant
- S2 includes toe protection like S1 and is additionally a waterproof work shoe
- S3 have toe protection, waterproofing and additional puncture resistance
- S4 stands for waterproof boots with toe protection
- S5 corresponds to S3 class for boots
Many shoes come with additional specifications for slip resistance or heat resistance. Here are two examples.
- ESD refers to protection against electrostatic charge. Shoes with ESD certification are important for electricians, for example. Safety shoes that are certified according to ESD comply with DIN EN 61340.
- SRC refers to footwear that prevents you from slipping on ceramic tiles, steel plates or glycerin. Accordingly, SRC shoes are particularly appropriate in the chemical or medical field. But also in work areas such as food processing or the kitchen, these slippery surfaces can occur for this reason, shoes with a certification according to SRC are also appropriate here.
You can find more additional information about the properties of the shoes in the respective product descriptions.
Some models are, for example, puncture-resistant or resistant to oil or gasoline. The following designations exist and stand for them:
Safety shoes for women are needed in many professions
Safety shoes are used in various professions as work shoes. They have to meet the different requirements of the occupational fields:
On the construction site
Numerous dangers lurk on every construction site, such as sharp or falling objects. Safety shoes with safety class S3 protect against this. This footwear has steel toe caps and puncture-resistant soles. In this work area, low shoes or boots are a good choice. They protect the ankle as well as the feet. In addition, outsoles that protect against water penetration can be useful.
Welding often involves high temperatures. For this reason, these safety shoes should be heat insulating and protect against contact heat.
Fire department and technical relief organization
Firefighters and technical relief workers need particularly resistant safety footwear. Heat-resistant firefighting boots extend beyond the ankle and thus protect against twisting. The outsole is puncture-resistant and water-repellent. We recommend safety shoes of the classes S3 to S5.
Rescue and emergency service
Maximum safety is the top priority for paramedics. Therefore, the outsole is antistatic and prevents paramedics from transferring tension to the patient.
In the forest during forestry work
Safety is also the be-all and end-all when it comes to forestry work, because falling branches or trunks, as well as cuts caused by chainsaws, can sometimes pose deadly dangers. Steel caps or toe caps made of special aluminum or composite materials, for example, protect against this. To save you from a sprained ankle, the boots are equipped with a high shaft. In addition, the sole is non-slip.
Safety shoes for electricians
Electricians are often exposed to high electrical voltages. Therefore, these safety shoes should insulate particularly well and not transmit electricity. We recommend safety shoes of safety classes S2 and S3 here, which also have a protective toe cap.
Well on foot in the hospital
Nurses and doctors walk particularly a lot. To protect the joints, work shoes for these occupational groups have specially reinforced heel areas. The heel area has additional cushioning to relieve the joints. Shoes with SRC labeling are useful here.
In the laboratory
Good occupational safety is also important in the laboratory, where numerous hazardous chemicals lurk. Sometimes the floor can become very slippery. Non-slip shoes with a grippy sole are important here. The material of the shoes should also protect against the chemicals. Shoes with SRC labeling are also useful here.