Safety boots, as suggestive as the name is, are forms of footwear designed to protect the feet of the user.

This article expounds on the uses, general features, and elements that dictate the choice of these assets and the overall cost requirement. All these will give you an overview of the necessary details to consider before your purchase.

It is almost unacceptable to have safety hazards within the work field. We have attire that shields our body parts; making safety boots essential. Safety boots can be acquired at varying prices, which are discussed below;

Price frame

The cost of safety boots varies greatly and is affordable.

Uses of safety boots

The boots are generally unreserved as they are used almost anywhere and everywhere, as long as one desires safety. Ideally, they were designed for use in construction sites or industries, but their significance beyond these constraints is rapidly catching up, even at homes.

How to choose the proper boots

While keeping the ‘safe’ in safety boots in mind, protection is paramount from nearly all the potential threats within the work environs. The choice of boots from a vast array of available is dictated by the nature of the workplace, associated menaces, and the protection needed.

Possible workplace hazards

With safety boots, practically every safety threat can be countered because they protect from several forms of injuries.

Electrical injuries sustained from electric energy are less encountered due to the anti-static nature of the boots designed to disseminate electrical energy with minimal risk of electrocution.

Chemical injuries may be encountered when working with corrosive fluids. The boots are acid-resistant and waterproof, minimizing fluid permeation into your feet in case of spillage.

Thermal injuries or burns are also minimized as the boots are made of less-flammable materials.

Traumatic or mechanical injuries occur as a result of direct impact by force. These boots particularly forestall these injuries based on the nature of the build. These come in two varieties, steel and composite toes, described below.


Safety boots price in Kenya depends on the variety, which often gives a significant discrepancy in cost, far greater than other elements.

Steel toe comes in the form of boots or ankle-level shoes. They are made of heavy-duty material steel and mainly protect from crush injuries (prolonged application of force) while providing thermal insulation.

Composite toe boots are made of lighter carbon fiber or plastic materials. It is nonmetallic. Their poor conductance supplements their safety in electrical work.

Other features

Alongside those enumerated to counteract workplace hazards, the boots have treads to increase friction, thus reducing slips.

The standard specification of S3 has been licensed and sanctioned for safety boots by relevant authorities.

The ideal boots

The size should be larger than your regular shoes to give allowance for inserts like heavy-duty socks or specialized insoles while maintaining comfort.

Lightweight boots are ideal as they do not compromise your mobility and performance within the workplace. However, this is indicated by the material used in making the boots, whether leather, nylon or rubber, or the soles; rubber is commonly used. This also relates to the cost.

The height is variable, whether at ankle level or shin level. Boots about 20 centimeters in height should suffice and are most commonly used. The height determines protection and support.

All round closure of the feet is a desirable trait. In addition, foot ventilation should be protected by using breathable materials that allow air circulation within the closed space. This reduces the incidences of infection, particularly by fungi: athlete’s foot.

Foot arch support is critical. Unbalanced pressures on the feet may result in soft tissue injury and a vast array of debilitating inflammatory conditions. The foot arch should be adequately supported with equal weight distribution on the heel and toes. This can be done by proper sole design.


Unparalleled competence is required to make the proper industrial safety boots choice. Therefore, it is incumbent upon the buyer to locate an informed dealer who can guide the selection of boots concerning the desired purpose.