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Wear | December 2023

What’s the Steel Blue difference?

How Steel Blue Work Boots are Different

Exceptional footwear makes a difference

A skilled tradie knows that high-quality equipment performs best under the pressure of hard work.

We’ve spent close to three decades raising the bar for work boots on the understanding that true skill demands exceptional equipment. It’s an ethos that encourages us to work harder, strive for better and accept no compromises.

Today, that commitment to quality in every facet of our business sets Steel Blue apart. The work is worth it when we can stand behind our claims of making the most comfortable work boot.

How the best work boots get made

As technology and manufacturing standards march on, we’re always excited to see the innovations put forward by leading brands, and the challengers emerging to disrupt the industry.

Uncompromising quality

Steel Blue boots are built using premium materials, including:

Uncompromising quality materials ensure our boots are built to last and are reliably comfortable on the job.

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Superior manufacturing standards

We started out in 1995 manufacturing boots in Australia, and we’re still based locally, even as we’ve built a global business. Each boot that comes off our production line is the result of rigorous testing, continuous improvement and state-of-the-art machinery.

We’ve made significant advancements in work boot manufacturing along the way, thanks partly to collaborations with leading manufacturers. Together, we’ve generated innovations like our Composite Toe Caps, industrial-grade zips and the recent addition of Fresche Quatlock™ hygiene treatment to the entire range.

Comfort and fit

Steel Blue boots are designed to support whole-body health. Our specially developed Trisole® Comfort Technology provides superior cushioning and shock absorption, and sets a new industry benchmark by using high-tech PORON® pads to reduce stress in peak areas.

Using premium materials to reduce weight and superior ankle support to fight fatigue and pain, our most comfortable work boots provide tailored support with every step.

Innovative safety features

Safety is paramount in any work environment. Steel Blue boots incorporate innovative safety features that go over and above industry requirements.

We’ve also raised the bar for what the “best work boots” can be. By complying with international safety standards, we’re demonstrating our uncompromising safety standards.

Inclusive styles

At Steel Blue, we believe everyone deserves the best tools for the job.

Steel Blue’s extensive range includes boots tailor-made for women’s physiology, side-zip and pull-on options, and vegan-friendly upper alternatives.

Industry recognition

As well as being the only Australian safety footwear manufacturer to earn APA endorsement, Steel Blue was recently named ‘Western Australian Business of the Year’ and ‘Medium Business of the Year’ at the prestigious RISE Business Awards.

Additional accolades include a long list of endorsements from celebrities, industry leaders and highly respected tradies.

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CSR leaders

In late 2019 we were inspired by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to develop our own goals, addressing the environment, human rights, diversity and inclusion, climate change and our community.

Our CSR efforts over the last 12 months include:

  • Raising over A$700,000 for our charitable partners
  • Diverting 30% of our waste away from landfill
  • Prioritising inclusivity in our workforce to exceed our diversity target
  • Implementing an ethical sourcing policy
  • Transitioning our New Zealand operations to carbon-neutral

Change doesn’t happen overnight, but we’re committed to taking sustainability one step at a time and publishing transparent Sustainability Reports.

Feel the difference for yourself

Visit your local Steel Blue distributor to find the perfect fit and experience our range of comfortable work boots. We guarantee it. Every pair of Steel Blue boots includes a 60-Day 100% Comfort Guarantee and a 6-Month Manufacturer’s Warranty.

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