Clever minds are working on innovations for more safety and comfort at HAIX
Literally translated, innovation means "reform" or "change". Producing a shoe in a new color is not an innovation. Rather, it is about further developing a product so that it offers the user real added value. With innovative features, HAIX ensures that shoes are not only safe but also comfortable.
What does a good safety shoe have to do?
HAIX places the highest demands on function, safety and comfort. A good safety shoe should protect the wearer, first of all - after all, that's in the name. Protective toe cap, penetration protection and sole construction protect against numerous dangers such as nails lying around, falling objects or slippery floors. HAIX has perfected many of these protective functions with metal-free penetration protection, anatomical toe caps made of nano-carbon plastic, non-slip soles made of special rubber - the list could go on and on.
But even the safest shoe does not protect if someone doesn’t want to wear it. That is why safety at HAIX is always combined with comfort. Only then can the wearer focus fully on his work. When a shoe is comfortable, people will wear it every day. That is why the Arch Support System supports the feet, shock absorption offers cushioning, and the HAIX Climate System keeps the feet dry and comfortable. And these are just a few of the many HAIX innovations. Let’s face it, when you’re on the job, and potentially on your feet for hours at a time, you don’t want to be distracted by your feet.
When looking at safety shoes, certainly one of the first things you want to look for is a boot that is certified to ASTM F2413 or CAN/CSA Z195. All HAIX safety boots are certified to both standards for toe protection. Boots can be certified just for the toe cap protection alone, or there can be additional optional certifications such as electrical hazard or puncture resistance. Take into consideration what you need for working at your particular job, such as the need for electrical hazard protection or puncture resistance in the sole. Many HAIX models offer the additional certifications such as puncture resistance and Electrical Hazard resistance.
Not to be left out, consider what type of sole you need for the job that you do. Slip resistance can certainly be a factor in a lot of jobs, and HAIX safety boots offer excellent slip resistance. Oil and fuel resistance may be needed in some environments, and HAIX soles are able to withstand exposure to oil and fuel over time better than other manufacturer soles. Or maybe you have exposure to higher temperature surfaces and need a sole that is heat resistant, all HAIX soles offer exceptional heat resistance.
There is a wide array of safety shoe models on the market to choose from. You want to protect your feet. Not only from hazards in the workplace, but you want to protect the health of your feet as well. Invest in a good quality pair of boots that will take care of your feet and your feet will take care of you. A good pair of quality boots will last longer and treat you better in the long run. Do some research and get what’s best for you, and not just what looks eye-catching on the shelf.