February 2021 | News

Steel Blue partners with American Diabetes Association™

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Steel Blue aligns with the American Diabetes Association™ (ADA) Standard’s of Care and launches safety boot range for sensitive feet.

Steel Blue is proud to announce its participation in the American Diabetes Association™ (ADA) Better Choices for Life program with two styles; the Argyle Zip and Hobart.

The Better Choices for Life program is designed to help consumers make smart choices in their everyday life by choosing products and services that are better for their health and wellness compared to category alternatives. The program brings the ADA’s evidence-based guidelines and perspective directly to consumers.

Better Choices for Life safety boots; the Argyle Zip and the Hobart.

Steel Blue has two styles participating in the Better Choices for Life program; the Argyle Zip and the Hobart, both styles are available in oak or black premium full-grain cowhide leather.

"General footwear recommendations include a broad and square toe box, laces with three or four eyes per side, padded tongue, quality lightweight materials, and sufficient size to accommodate a cushioned insole."
- American Diabetes Association™ (ADA) Diabetes Care 2021 Jan; 44 (Supplement 1): S151-S167.

Steel Blue boots have comfort and whole-body wellness in their DNA. From the inception of the company each boot was carefully crafted to be comfortable and functional. No detail was too small when it came to the advanced technology used in designing and manufacturing the boots. From the wider toe box, ErgoDefender™, allowing the toes to sit in a relaxed natural position so there is no rubbing or pinching to avoid unwanted foot sores. To the whole-body support of the Trisole technology, providing the vital foundation supporting cushioning your feet, knees, hips, and lower back from day-to-day fatigue. The supple leather allows feet to settle in with no break-in period. Steel Blue boots are the a smart choice for someone living with diabetes.

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The Argyle Zip safety boot is a 6-inch Men’s lace-up ankle boot that is 100% Comfort Guaranteed. 

The Argyle Zip and Argyle Zip EH are available in Medium (M) and Wide (W) fit options and are independently certified to major international safety standards and the American Standard ASTM F2413. Features include:

  • ErgoDefender™ (Steel Toe Cap) – allows toes to sit in a relaxed natural position so that there is no pinching, burning or rubbing.
  • Trisole technology – provides a vital foundation that supports the whole body cushioning your feet, knees, hips and lower back from day-to-day fatigue.
  • No Break-In Period – the durable, yet supple leather assists with less break-in time, making our work boots comfortable from day one.
  • Padded collar and tongue – offering all day comfort.
  • Water Resistant – the premium leather is treated during the tanning process to repel water from the surface, allowing feet to stay dry and comfortable in damp conditions.
  • Lining – made from a soft, non-abrasive, hydrophobic material, the lining wicks perspiration away from the foot, enabling the skin to remain cool and dry.
  • Easy fastening – the laces offer a secure and comfortable fit, while the side zip can be used for everyday convenience.
  • Awarded with the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance.

 

Hobart ADA & lifestyle. v2

The Hobart work boot in premium Black or Oak Leather is a Men’s 6-inch elastic-sided Romeo slip on ankle boot, known for being easy to pull on and remove.

Available in Medium (M) and Wide (W) fit options, the Hobart is independently certified to major international safety standards, including the American Standard ASTM F2413. Sensitive Feet features include:

  • ErgoDefender™ (Steel Toe Cap) – allows toes to sit in a relaxed natural position so that there is no pinching, burning or rubbing.
  • Trisole technology – provides a vital foundation that supports the whole body cushioning your feet, knees, hips and lower back from day-to-day fatigue.
  • No Break-In Period – the durable, yet supple leather assists with less break-in time, making our work boots comfortable from day one.
  • Water Resistant – the premium leather is treated during the tanning process to repel water from the surface, allowing feet to stay dry and comfortable in damp conditions.
  • Lining – made from a soft, non-abrasive, hydrophobic material, the lining wicks perspiration away from the foot, enabling the skin to remain cool and dry.
  • Easy fastening –  conveniently slip on or slip off.
  • 100% Comfort Guaranteed and Awarded with the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance.

Look for the Best Choice for Sensitive Feet mark to ensure your Steel Blue safety boots are the smart choice for someone living with diabetes.

Built for Comfort, made for work.

Steel Blue is excited to participate in the ADA’s Better Choices for Life program. For 25 years quality and comfort have been at the core of Steel Blue’s business. In addition, all Steel Blue boots have been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), who recognize products that have been found to promote beneficial foot health. This reinforces Steel Blue’s strong focus on comfort, durability, whole body support and premium foot protection, after all, Steel Blue boots are 100% Comfort Guaranteed!

Offering premium work boots is the highest priority for our distributors. Use the map below to find out where to buy your participating styles.

 

Steel Blue Better Choices for Life safety boot Distributors

Better Choices for Life boot styles

Argyle Zip - Black
7-15 and 8.5-11.5 (Medium Fit) 8-14 and 8.5-11.5 (Wide fit)
312951M/312951W
Argyle Zip: EH - Oak
7-15 and 8.5-11.5 (Medium Fit) 8-14 and 8.5-11.5 (Wide fit)
812951M/812951W
Hobart - Black
7-15 and 8.5-11.5 (Medium Fit) | 8-14 and 8.5-11.5 (Wide Fit)
812901M/812901W
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