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Safety Boots & Safety Shoes

Get The Right Protection….

Protec Direct’s range of footwear offers quality brands with exceptional durability and performance. All of Protec Direct’s safety footwear conforms to European Standards EN 345 for existing styles and EN 20345 for new or recently certified styles.

Choosing the right footwear for each working environment is important with safety and comfort being key factors in product selection. The correct choice can also help increase the lifespan of the footwear.

A combination of features is often required:

Impact resistant toecaps, pierce resistant midsoles, waterproof or water resistant uppers with a breathable lining, soles providing protection against chemicals, fuel, oils, heat or cold, slip resistant soles, antistatic soles to dissipate static electricity, cushioned soles when standing for long time periods.

Don’t take risks –

Before selecting safety footwear it is recommended that a risk assessment of the working environment is carried out to ensure that the correct footwear and level of protection is obtained.

Care and maintenance –

Clean and maintain footwear regularly to ensure the protective properties designed into the footwear remain active during the working life.

Sole Units Pros and Cons:

Direct injection moulding – dual density lightweight inner density of polyurethane and outer density of nitrile rubber. Lightweight and flexible.

Goodyear welted – Sole is stitched to the upper. Strong construction, but heavier than dual density. Suits dry conditions.

Cemented soles – Sole units are cemented to the upper using a strong glue compound.

PVC Nitrile 120°C resistant soles oil and solvent resistant

Airwair /cushioned soles 120°C resistant soles oil and solvent resistant

Rubber Nitrile 300°C resistant soles oil and solvent resistant

  • Polyurethane sole units for general purpose and for use against resistance to oil and solvents.
  • Nitrile rubber for higher temperatures and for use against resistance to oil and solvents.
  • Antistatic footwear to dissipate static electricity
  • Footwear to protect against Electrostatic Discharge
  • Cambrelle and Thinsulate linings to help control comfort by dispelling moisture away from the foot.
  • Water repellent uppers to keep water out
  • Sympatex and other waterproof membranes to keep water out and allow the foot to breathe.
  • Lorica footwear resistance to certain oils and chemicals
  • Non metallic footwear for use at airports and where security screen operates


Purofort® boots are made using a unique process; millions of microscopic bubbles make the boot exceptionally supple, even at extremely low temperatures. Purofort® is thermally insulating, light weight and shock absorbing. The specialised properties make the boots highly durable and comfortable for all day wear. Resistant to various chemicals, oils, fats, solvents and manure, Purofort® boots are the professional choice.
Key selling points:

  • Lightweight: Purofort® boots are up to 35% lighter than traditional Wellingtons
  • Durable: Purofort® boots can last up to 3 times longer than traditional Wellingtons
  • Flexible: Supple even at low temperatures
  • Comfortable: Shock absorbing to alleviate tired feet and joints
  • Insulated: Thermally insulated down to -20°C
  • Resistant to various chemicals, solvents, oils, fats, disinfectants, blood and manure


Acifort® boots have been developed for all round protection for a wide range of applications, and are ideal for general usage. Acifort® boots guarantee practical protection and durability.

Key selling points:

  • Resistant to various chemicals, solvents, oils, fats, disinfectants, blood and manure

European Standards

EN 345 Safety footwear standards - Existing styles
EN ISO 20345-1 Safety footwear standard - New or recently certified styles
EN 61340-5-1 Electrostatic discharge protection

Additional features

SB Safety Basic with 200 joule toecap protection
SBP As SB with pierce resistant midsole
S1 Safety Basic with 200 joule toecap protection, antistatic sole and energy absorbing heel
S1P As S1 but with pierce resistant midsole
S2 As S1 but with water resistant upper
S3 As S1 but with water resistant upper and pierce resistant midsole
S4 Wellington with toecap
S5 Wellington with toecap and midsole