Lightweight safety shoes with UTURN® and BOA® closure make the working day comfortable

Lightweight safety shoes with UTURN® and BOA® closure make the working day comfortable

When you need to wear your safety shoes every day at work, it’s worth knowing what makes them more comfortable and what you can do to extend their life. Irrespective of brand and material, all safety shoes undergo the same tests, but perhaps some features work better for you specifically. We’ll tell you more about that here.

Lightweight safety shoes

Do you feel like you have boulders on your feet at the end of the working day? It doesn’t have to be this way. It’s easy to find lightweight safety shoes; it’s just a matter of choosing the right materials. Metal-free safety shoes are lighter because they have perforation and toe protection made from fibre, composites and fibreglass instead of metal. These materials are now so high-tech that they protect just as well as steel and aluminium.

When you buy safety shoes here at, you can filter on toe protection to view lightweight safety shoes with toe protection in fibre, composite, fibreglass and plastic. In the same way, you can filter on anti-perforation and view lightweight safety shoes with anti-perforation protection in fibre and composite.

Textile safety shoes are lightweight. Soft, lightweight textile safety shoes without metal can regulate heat and cold effectively. In addition, they are often super-smart safety shoes with coloured details, which means that they look very much like a pair of trainers.

Shock-absorbing safety shoes protect your back and legs

When safety shoes are shock-absorbing, it means that they absorb impacts from the surface that occur when you walk and stand still. Every impact is a strain on your feet, knees, hips and back. The good thing is that you do not have to think about making a choice in this case, because all our safety footwear is in the safety classes: S1, S1P, S2, S3, S4 and S5, all of which have shock absorption in the heel. Are you curious about the requirements that these safety classes meet? Read more about it in the blog "Safety shoes and safety boots – good things to know about requirements and standards".

Choose a fit for your safety shoes

When you order safety shoes, it is good to know the fit that you need. It is important that your shoes enclose the foot snugly, so that your feet do not “slosh” about, so you must curl your toes to keep them in place. However, even if the length is correct, the shoes must not be too narrow; this will hinder proper blood supply to your feet. With us, you can filter on narrow, regular, wide and extra-wide fit. This makes it easier for you to choose the best fit.

Lightning-fast closing mechanisms

Safety shoes without laces are worth considering if you are tired of tying your shoes, and tightening them several times daily as the laces loosen. It's nice to be able to move freely without the risk of tripping over laces. Alternative closing mechanisms are available that make it easy to put on and take off the shoes.

Boa® Fit System

Boa® consists of a dial and a strong wire. Push down the dial to engage and turn it clockwise to tighten the wire until you achieve the desired fit. Quick-release by pulling up the dial.

The wire stays in the same position until you loosen it. This means that safety shoes with BOA® Fit System do not loosen on their own, so they stay in place – from start to finish of your working day.

Safety shoes with Boa® Fit System

Safety shoes with Boa® Fit System

AIRTOX PRO Smart Lacing closure

Airtox Pro Smart Lacing Closure consists of a knob and a strong wire. By turning clockwise, tighten the wire to the desired fit. Quick-release by pulling up the dial. The turntable is fixed with a small metal screw in the middle. The AIRTOX PRO Smart Lacing closure means that the shoes are firmly attached to the foot all day without loosening themselves.

Airtox Pro Smart Lacing

Airtox Pro Smart Lacing

Velcro safety shoes

They are easy and quick to put on, take off and adjust during the day, should they loosen or should your feet swell. Welders can benefit greatly from velcro closure because there are no laces that can melt on contact with sparks.

Safety shoes with velcro

Safety shoes with velcro

Step-in safety shoes

They can be described as loafers without laces. Some models also have elastic to make the shoes easier to put on and take off. If you are a chef or work in a kitchen, step-in shoes can be an advantage as they are easy to clean if you spill something.

Step-in safety shoes with elastic

Step-in safety shoes with elastic

You can repair BOA® closures and thus extend the life of your safety shoes

There is a lifetime guarantee on BOA®. If for some reason the wire pops out on the safety shoes you bought at, or you damage the turntable, we will gladly send a repair kit from customer service. You can write to and explain the problem.

See here how to replace the BOA® closure

Simple tricks for comfort in safety shoes

It is a good idea to have two pairs of safety shoes to change between daily. When you wear shoes for an entire day, it's inevitable that your feet will have given off moisture. Therefore, it's smart to allow your safety shoes to dry completely before wearing them again. Doing so prevents the shoes from becoming a breeding ground for fungus and smelly bacteria, and thus you extend the life of your footwear. You can read much more about this in the blog “Smelly feet?”.

If your feet sweat a great deal, look for safety shoes with washable insoles, so you can easily refresh them with a wash. It is also possible to replace the insoles with new ones here.

Now you know more about achieving the best possible well-being for your feet, so they give you great support throughout your working day. This is probably not trivial, when you consider that your feet must take around 10,000 steps a day in a job with a lot of movement.

Do you have a question about comfort or closure mechanisms in safety shoes?

You are always welcome to contact customer service at or telephone +45 9674 2030.

We are happy to help you.

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