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Boot Technology

At Steel Blue, we are dedicated to providing you with the most comfortable and best work boots available. In fact, by utilising the latest technology, Steel Blue work boots are similar in quality and flexibility to high-performance sports shoes.

Steel Blue technology

Check out our technology below that features in various Steel Blue boots

ANTI-STATIC

ANTI-STATIC

Our boots with Anti-static properties offer a level of protection against ignition hazards.

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BUMP CAP

BUMP CAP

A durable Polyurethane scuff covers the toe of your boot providing protection for the premium quality leather.

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CHEMICAL RESISTANT

CHEMICAL RESISTANT

Our chemical resistant boots provide a high level of resistance to caustic soda and sulphuric acid.

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COMPOSITE TOECAP

COMPOSITE TOECAP

Composite Toe Caps are lightweight and electrically non-conductive.

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ELECTRICAL HAZARD

ELECTRICAL HAZARD

Designed and manufactured to be used as a secondary source of electrical hazard protection.

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METATARSAL GUARD

METATARSAL GUARD

The MET-GUARD features superior impact protection higher up the foot area.

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NITRILE OUTSOLE

NITRILE OUTSOLE

Our nitrile outsole withstands extremely high temperatures - up to 300°C.

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NON-SAFETY TOE CAP

NON-SAFETY TOE CAP

No safety toe cap, super light and super flexible, this option is for workers who are not restricted to safety footwear.

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PENETRATION RESISTANT

PENETRATION RESISTANT

For extra safety, a super-tough steel plate (within the Tri-Sole) reduces the risk of sharp objects penetrating the sole.

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SCUFF CAP

SCUFF CAP

Highly resistant to abrasion and resistant to toe area damage.

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STEEL TOE CAP

STEEL TOE CAP

Steel Toe Caps are often mandatory on many worksites, so they’re our most popular choice.

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TPU OUTSOLE

TPU OUTSOLE

Our boots with an extra tough and durable TPU outsole are suitable for most occupations.

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WATER RESISTANT

WATER RESISTANT

Our water resistant boots are very resilient when exposed to water increasing longevity of wear.

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ZIP SIDED

ZIP SIDED

Think of these as an emergency escape route for your foot allowing for quick, easy access.

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Innovative & Advanced Work Boots

We strive to stay at the forefront of innovative boot technology, which makes us a leader in the safety footwear industry. Steel Blue were the first company in Australia to release a boot with a Composite Toe Cap, the first to offer both a 30 Day Comfort Guarantee and 6 Month Manufacturer’s Warranty and we are the first and only safety boot manufacturer that is endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). We have been the first to introduce many comfort and safety features and we will continue to innovate because we want our Steel Blue work boots to continue to be the best work boots.

Safety is paramount and all boots in the Steel Blue range are independently certified to meet major international safety standards. All Steel Blue safety, Steel Cap work boots and Non-Safety boots are certified to Australian / New Zealand, American and European Standards.

We are a leader in innovation and technology in steel toe boots and safety footwear. Our experience and dedication has seen us improve footwear industry standards, as others follow suit. Our production practices are constantly evolving as we strive to manufacture the best work boots for men and women.

Wearing comfortable work shoes is critical for good foot health. The Steel Blue range is subject to strict quality control standards; all boots are made from premium New Zealand Cowhide leather, while superior lining materials are used to wick perspiration away from the foot, ensuring it stays cool and dry.

Steel Blue work boots offer a variety of additional comfort and safety features to suit any trade or workplace. For example, our boots with Anti-static properties offer a level of protection against flammable substances, gases and other ignition hazards. Any work environment that creates static electricity build-up can benefit from the Anti-Static safety option. Boots in the Anti-static range include the Adelaide, Argyle and the Southern Cross Men’s and Ladies range.

Steel Blue offers two main types of safety Toe Caps, Steel and Composite. Both Composite and Steel Cap work boots provide a similar level of protection, however there are some differences between the two. Steel Toe Cap boots are more cut resistant and Composite Toe Caps have better recoil after impact and/or compression.

Steel Cap work boots are often mandatory on worksites, making them the more popular choice, whereas Composite Toe Caps are lightweight and electrically non-conductive which makes them the perfect choice for workers that need to fly to site and pass through airport metal detectors.

It’s critical that steel cap work boots are safe and comfortable as they need to protect without creating foot fatigue. Steel Blue’s Tri-Sole Comfort Technology strategically aligns Poron® inserts which target peak areas of foot stress. This unique soling system protects the ankles, knees, hips and lower-back from fatigue and stress-related injury, all while cushioning the feet.

Steel Blue work boots also offer the choice of an extreme heat resistant Nitrile Outsole or an extra tough and durable TPU Outsole, which is suitable for most occupations.

Specific safety features such as those incorporated into the Chemical Resistant or Penetration Resistant work boots provides additional protection from extreme work environments. Our Chemical Resistant boot is stitched with Kevlar® thread which is 5 times stronger than steel (weight for weight) and ideal for Welders.

Some additional boot technology features that cater to specific work environments include the Metatarsal Guard for impact protection higher up on the top of the foot while Bump Caps and Scuff Caps are designed to offer a protective toe covering.

We’re proud of our boots and realise that they receive a hard work out. Impact begins at the feet and Steel Blue boots work to absorb the stress. Taking care of your work boots will help to prolong their longevity and Water Resistant properties. Good quality Boot Polish or Dubbin will extend the life of the leather as it repels water and prevents it from drying out.

With such an extensive range of additional safety features available, there’s an option in the Steel Blue work boot range to suit any trade or lifestyle. Find your closest store so you can discover the most suitable Steel Blue safety boot for your needs. 

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