our innovative approach

Steel Blue understands that 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.

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, 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 (available in our Australian range)
  • Use of PORON® in our Trisole (Comfort Technology), which is now the benchmark for safety boots
  • Zip Sided boots, which were developed for workers who were going in and out of houses all day
  • Lightweight boots to reduce foot fatigue
  • Use of anti-chaff lining

Our American Steel Blue range has also been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance which is granted to products that have been found to promote good foot health.

Steel Blue safety boots comply with American Safety Footwear Certification ASTM F2413. Our safety boots also comply with major international standards including the Australian and New Zealand Safety Footwear Standard AS/NZS 2210.3, and International and European Safety Footwear Certification EN ISO 20345

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