What are the benefits of Zip Sided work boots?
Why safety boots with a side zipper are the ‘best of both worlds’ in workwear
The core design hasn’t changed: an industrial-grade zip allows for quick putting-on and taking-off, while the adjustable laces enable a custom fit that stays in place between wears.
But work has changed. Crew are facing tougher environments, balancing field and office work and encountering new hazards. Today, Steel Blue side-zip work boots must stand up to, and stay comfortable in, exceptional conditions.
Engineered for busy workers in tough conditions, Steel Blue Zip Sided work boots are the ideal balance of convenience and safety.
4 benefits of Steel Blue side-zip work boots
1. Reliable and Secure
We designed our Zip Sided work boots to address a common concern among tradies: zips aren’t as reliable as laces.
- First, we partnered with a premium industrial-grade zip manufacturer to ensure we were using the best materials
- Next, we engineered an integrated tab to stop the zip from rattling or moving
- Then we designed rigorous testing standards, including in-house, supplier and third-party assessment to SATRA standards
The result is a boot you can rely on to stay secure and stable in the toughest conditions.
2. Everyday convenience
Our experience demonstrates that it’s not only tradies who benefit from the time-saving convenience of side-zip work boots.
Side zippers are ideal for anyone who is in and out of safety boots all day:
- Police officers
- Security guards
- Regional and remote workers
Plus, with composite toe protection available in a range of Steel Blue Zip Sided work boots, workers transiting through airports now have a more convenient solution.
3. Accessible for mobility-limited workers
Zip closures reduce the need to bend or use fine motor skills to get work boots on and off.
This is great news for people with mobility issues, especially those with arthritis, diabetes, joint pain or back issues.
Work boots shouldn’t slow you down. On the contrary, the best work boots are a tool that enables your best work.
4. Adjustable support
All-day comfort is engineered into every pair of Steel Blue boots and backed by our 100% comfort guarantee. Unlike other safety footwear manufacturers, we prioritize whole-body health, using premium materials and precision engineering to prevent fatigue, strains and pain.
Wearers can adjust the laces for comfort, with the confidence that the fit won’t change between wears. We recommend adjusting the laces to rebalance your comfort if something changes (like the weather or an injury).
Quick-fire FAQ on side-zip work boots
Will Zip Sided work boots come open while I work?
No, our Zip Sided work boots excel under SATRA reliability and comfort test measures. Provided you follow our boot care recommendations, your boots won’t let you down.
Are there Zip Sided boots for women?
Are zip sided boots safe?
Yes, Steel Blue manufactures Zip Sided boots tested against a third party using SATRA test method. Our zip-sided boots also include specialized safety features for electricians, mining work, oil and gas, construction and emergency services.
Are there issues with water leaking into the zip?
Our Zip Sided work boots use a premium industrial-grade zip to keep weather, light water and showers out while offering unbeatable comfort and support.