Our innovative approach

Your work boots are more than just footwear

They’re protection. They’re stability for slippery or uneven surfaces. They’re a tool for guiding objects into place and extra leverage for lifting heavier things.

That’s why we have a whole team dedicated to researching and developing new technology, so you’re even safer and more comfortable, with work boots that go the distance.

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How Steel Blue innovates

Our experience and dedication means we’ve improved industry standards for work boots

Steel Blue has had a lot of good ideas over the years, including our:

  • Trisole® Comfort Technology, a multilayer sole with extremely effective cushioning and shock absorption
  • Composite Toe Cap, which is airport-friendly and more lightweight than standard safety toe caps
  • Use of PORON® in our Trisole® Comfort Technology, which is now the benchmark for safety boots
  • Zip Sided boots, which were developed for tradies who were going in and out of houses all day
  • Lightweight boots to reduce foot fatigue
  • Use of anti-chaff lining

Endorsed by the APA

Steel Blue is also the first (and only) Aussie safety boot manufacturer that’s been endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).

The APA only supports products that offer clear benefits for physiotherapy patients. With Steel Blue’s strong focus on comfort and durability, the APA’s endorsement recognises the technological advancements of our work boots that help protect the wearer from stress-related injuries to the ankles, knees, hips and spine.

Our safety boots comply with:

  • Australian and New Zealand Safety Footwear Standard AS/NZS 2210.3
  • International and European Safety Footwear Certification EN ISO 20345
  • American Safety Footwear Certification ASTM F2413
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