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# 215272 20-Jun-2017 06:33
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As it is time for new worksite safety shoes, what are opinions or experience of the pros and cons of


toecaps made of the traditional steel, the increasingly popular 'composite' (i.e. 'Kevlar'), or


aluminium as a few models offer?


My work environment can be called 'light industrial', both indoor and outdoor, complying with health


and safety theory, rather than a realistic need. I want the most comfortable compromise of keeping my


toes warm on a winter morning but not sweaty on a summer afternoon.  

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  # 1803752 20-Jun-2017 07:37
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Have both Kevlar and steel maybe the Kevlar feel slightly lighter when you first put them on.


The main advantage with Kevlar is for work trips overseas don't have to take them off for the metal detector.

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  # 1803973 20-Jun-2017 12:55
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Except the USA. If you are departing from there, you have to take off your footwear, even if it's fluffy slippers!






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  # 1804191 20-Jun-2017 16:57
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And yet they won't let you fly without shoes...

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  # 1804192 20-Jun-2017 17:00
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we have either these:


or these at work:


the former ones are a bit heavier, but the toes stand up to abuse more if you spend a bit of time on your knees.
i have the latter, they are reasonable light and have the be the most comfortable boot ive had. they seem to be wearing well, ive had them for about 9 months and commonly wear them between 8 and 14 hours a day and the bottoms still look like new.

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