Water Protection

Water Resistant and Waterproof Treatments Extending the life of your boots

Water Resistant and Waterproof Treatments

All Steel Blue boots feature Waterproof soles and premium quality Water Resistant Leather. This reduces foot odor and bacteria while also extending the life of your work boots.

The leather we use for our work boots is treated all the way through during the tanning process so it becomes Water Resistant. This means it repels water from the surface.

To make Steel Blue boots Waterproof, we add a special membrane during the manufacturing process. This creates a barrier against water penetrating the leather.

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Discover the difference between Waterproof and Water Resistant treatments.

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Choosing Waterproof or Water Resistant boots

If you work on a site with light exposure to water and wet environments, our Water Resistant work boots are for you.

Meanwhile, Steel Blue’s Waterproof work boots are the best choice for wet, muddy environments such as underground mining.

The level of water resistance depends on the type of leather as well. For example, Full-Grain, waxy leather is more resistant than velvet-like Nubuck leather.

Our Water Resistant and Waterproof range of Steel Blue safety boots comply with American Safety Footwear Certification ASTM F2413. Steel Blue Soft Toe boots that are Water Resistant, comply with American Safety Footwear Certification ASTM F2892.

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The highest possible manufacturing standards are applied during the stitching process.

To make the stitching Waterproof, it’s coated with a seam sealing tape that prevents water from getting in through the stitch holes.