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A new study on the industrial safety footwear market predicts a significant growth rate of 7.9% during the next 10 years.

The report, called "Industry Safety Footwear Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast 2017 - 2025", was written by a team of industry analysts at TMR Research. According to the study, the growth is being driven by industrial expansion and an increased focus on the health and safety of workers, as governments have introduced tougher regulations on protective workwear.

Some of the main types of safety footwear that are expected to have increased sales include work boots, safety shoes and safety trainers. A lot of footwear is made from plastics that resist low temperatures, and are waterproof and cost-effective. Footwear made from leather and rubber is also in high demand.

Specially designed safety footwear is essential in many industries where workers are exposed to hazards, including chemicals, machinery, heat and sharp and falling objects. High-slip-resistance footwear prevents injuries on smooth or wet surfaces. The highest growth in demand for safety footwear is predicted to be in the construction sector.

Though safety is the paramount feature of industrial footwear, organisations are looking for footwear with extra benefits, such as enhanced heel and arch support that prevents foot fatigue. Workers appreciate lightweight footwear that is more comfortable to wear and walk in.

The writers are the report noted that the safety footwear market is highly competitive with several leading manufacturers and vendors acquiring smaller companies to expand worldwide.

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