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Wear | February 2024

Bamboo socks and breathable work boots

Bamboo socks by Steel Blue

How to stay comfortable in the heat 

As summer heats up, so does the potential for sweaty feet. 

Sweating is natural when working hard in hot weather. However, when your feet produce more sweat than your boots and socks can handle, it could lead to uncomfortable dampness and even problems like odour and blisters.

Tradies and contractors who spend long hours on their feet need better support to keep them cool, dry, and protected from the elements. 

We’ve got just the thing. 

Bamboo socks and breathable work boots by Steel Blue

Lightweight work boots for year-round comfort

Our lightweight work boots are made from breathable materials that allow air to circulate, keeping your feet cool and comfortable. 

It all comes down to the details. For example, our most breathable work boots are made with Nubuck leather, which is sanded for suppleness and comfort.

Plus, our color range includes Sand, Slate and Wheat nubuck options.

Evaporating from inside out

You’ll also find a moisture-wicking internal lining and footbed material inside every Steel Blue boot. These innovative fabrics work in tandem with breathable leather to evaporate excess moisture, keeping you comfortable come rain or shine.

Keeping things Fresche

We’ve rolled out the Fresche Quatlock™ hygiene treatment across Steel Blue’s entire range of lightweight work boots. Fresche Quatlock™ is a biochemistry innovation that protects against odors, mold and bacteria. Even if you do sweat a little, you won’t sweat it.

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Bamboo socks are the perfect pairing

One of the easiest and most effective methods deal with to sweaty feet is to upgrade your sock game with Steel Blue bamboo socks. Bamboo fabric evaporates moisture and insulates feet more effectively than cotton, thanks to air pockets between the thick, strong natural fibers.

Our bamboo boot socks are lightweight, moisture-wicking marvels that’ll keep your feet feeling fresh all day long. They’re extra thick for comfort in work boots, made with ultra-fine bamboo fabric for breathability and comfort, and available in a wide range of sizes to match your favorite boots.

Four tips for surviving sweaty feet

1. Ditch the cotton socks

Cotton is great for absorbing sweat, but it holds onto that moisture, creating a breeding ground for bacteria and leading to smelly feet. Switch to moisture-wicking bamboo socks for better breathability to keep your feet dry.

2. Powder up

Any tradie especially prone to sweaty feet knows that a sprinkle of foot powder can make a world of difference. It’ll absorb moisture and prevent chafing, blisters and discomfort. Apply the powder to your feet and socks before putting on your work boots.

3. Check your fit

Overly tight shoes restrict airflow and trap sweat, making the problem worse. To stay breathable, work boots should fit snugly but allow your feet to breathe. That could mean adjusting your laces throughout the day as your feet swell.

Check out our Fitting Guide and Lacing Guide for more tips on finding your perfect fit.

4. Wash your feet daily

Good hygiene is the trade secret for maintaining foot health and preventing odor. Use antibacterial soap at least once daily and dry your feet thoroughly, paying attention to the spaces between your toes.

Ready to upgrade your summer gear?

Explore our range of lightweight, breathable work boots and ultra-comfy bamboo socks designed to help you keep your cool in the toughest conditions. 

Your feet will thank you, and so will your productivity.

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