Protective Industrial Products, Inc. Acquires ISM – Leader in Athletic Inspired Safety Footwear

May 19, 2023

Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (“PIP®”), a global leader in personal protective equipment (PPE) including hand protection, above-the-neck protection, workwear and footwear, proudly announces that a definitive agreement to acquire ISM Heinrich Krämer GmbH & Co. KG (“ISM”), headquartered in Lippstadt, Germany, has been signed. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the…


Shoes For Crews® Launches Rainier Shoe, Work Boot Designed Specifically for Women

May 5, 2023

Shoes For Crews, an innovative slip-resistant safety footwear company that has been helping to keep millions of workers safe on the job, has released a new work boot designed with women in mind. The Rainier is engineered specifically for a women’s-specific fit and is well-equipped for a variety of industrial settings. The Women’s Rainier 6″ NCT work boot is multi-purpose in…


KEEN Utility Announces New Work Boot

March 17, 2023

With the introduction of the Fort Wayne, KEEN Utility reinvents the jobsite-classic moc toe wedge work boot with 21st-century materials and construction methods. Featuring a wrap-over rubber cap, the Fort Wayne offers flexibility, protection, and traction that blends proven grit with modern design. Other standout features include a direct-attached Luftcell air-infused, PU midsole for weightless…


KEEN Utility Debuts Lighter, Faster Work Boot

February 6, 2023

New for Spring 2023, KEEN Utility’s Reno delivers a lighter, faster work boot steeped in outdoor tradition, but designed for the demands of the modern job site. This versatile boot features KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX technology, an ergonomically engineered system designed to offer multidirectional flexion making bending, squatting, kneeling, and knee-down work up to three times easier.…


ASTM F2413-18: Performance Requirements for Protective (Safety) Toe Cap Footwear

January 4, 2023

“Tingley is a leading manufacturer of protective apparel and footwear and steadfastly adheres to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F2413-18 for the manufacture, assessment and labeling of safety footwear in terms of the toe cap impact and compression, puncture resistance, electrical hazard resistance and a range of other safety footwear protections. All…


OSHA 1910.136: Foot Protection

January 4, 2023

“OSHA’s Foot Protection standard is foundational to what we do. For 100 years, Lehigh has been an innovative supplier of safety footwear. This quality standard is at our core and has even inspired us to expand beyond protection from the accidental injury to wellness protection from long-term debilitating foot and body ailments.” Lehigh CustomFit, 1-800-444-4086,…


Four Key Steps When Selecting Slip-Resistant Footwear

October 25, 2022

By Nick Larkins, Contributor Designing a safety footwear program and selecting appropriate safety footwear to reduce accidents can seem overwhelming. You may be asking yourself, ‘Why should footwear be prioritized as part of my safety program?’ The answer: nearly one third of all non-fatal workplace accidents are slip, trip or fall related. Introducing or revising…


Red Wing for Business Launches Fully Integrated Omnichannel PPE Solution to Provide Unparalleled Consumer Experience

June 28, 2022

Red Wing Shoe Company is excited to announce the next generation of Red Wing for Business, the industry-leading service platform that seeks to provide service to an increasingly complex industrial sector. By adding the capability for customers to order personal protective equipment (PPE) online, Red Wing for Business is now in a league of its…


Dunlop Protective Footwear Receives Gold Rating From Ecovadis

March 3, 2022

EcoVadis, the international sustainability rating agency, has awarded Dunlop Protective Footwear a gold rating for 2022 for its sustainability practices. With this new rating, Dunlop has improved its rating compared to 2021 by one level. The new gold rating places Dunlop in the top five percent of all 85,000 companies assessed worldwide by EcoVadis. EcoVadis…


Novel Cushioning System Made of VESTAMID Soft Foam for Safety Shoes

February 25, 2022

Safe, comfortable, and stylish. This is how BIG Arbeitsschutz GmbH believes footwear for the workplace should be. The activeBumper cushioning system developed using VESTAMID® PEBA has raised the bar setting a new standard for safety shoes. Safety shoes are usually worn all day and every day. A common aspect of the safety shoe across models…


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