We know there’s nothing more important than keeping your feet safe and comfortable when choosing the best safety trainers, shoes or boots.
Whether you’re looking for a pair of comfortable work shoes to support your feet during a long shift, or some safety boots to keep your toes protected on the job, you can find the best safety shoes with our handy guide.
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What are the most comfortable work shoes?
Finding the most comfortable work shoes for your feet can make long days that little bit easier, with supportive soles and protective features to keep your feet safe and secure. But what are some of the key things to bear in mind when looking for a new pair of comfy work safety shoes?
Here are the top qualities to look for in a comfortable work shoe.
- Cushioning – if you’re going to be on your feet for long periods of time, then cushioned insoles can be the key to keeping your feet nice and comfortable.
- Grip – this is especially important if you’re working in an environment that has uneven or slippery floors.
- Durability – if you’re going to be wearing your work shoes regularly, they need to be long lasting and made from a sturdy material.
- Appearance – your work shoes have to look the part too. They’re part of your professional uniform after all. Luckily, comfort doesn’t have to replace style, as it’s possible to find a work shoe that both looks and feels great.
Certain jobs may require work shoes that meet specific safety standards, such as ensuring they have a steel toe cap or are water-resistant. To find out more about safety shoe specifications, head to our All About Safety Shoes guide and be confident you have the best shoes for the job.
What are the best safety trainers?
Safety trainers come in a wide range of styles, colours and shapes, making it easy to find a trainer you love. With such a large selection of safety trainers available these days, it can be hard to choose. So, here are our highlights for the best safety trainers.
EarthWorks Black & Blue Safety Shoe
The EarthWorks safety trainer is a lightweight shoe that will keep you moving comfortably and securely all day long. This innovative trainer is available in three different eye-catching colours, with a cushioned collar and flexible soft leather for easy movement in a range of working environments.
These trainers also comply with BS EN ISO 20345 Safety Regulations SB SRA and are fitted with a discrete steel toe cap for added protection.
Skechers Men’s Cessnock Trainer
These Cessnock safety trainers are part of the Skechers Work range, designed with safety and security in mind. The sporty slip-on design gives you a snug fit, while a mesh knit upper ensures your trainers are both comfortable and breathable.
Their outsoles are slip resistant, giving you that all important traction control. They also comply with safety regulations OB FO SRC EN ISO 20347:2012.
Amblers Safety Women’s FS47 Black Heat Resistant
Opt for a pair of professional all-black safety trainers, with a simple pop of pink to bring some subtle colour and fun to a comfy, durable shoe. The padded collar around the ankle – made from Nubuck Leather – provides great additional support, alongside a durable rubber outsole.
The FS47 Black Heat Resistant Trainers also feature a steel toe cap and moisture-wicking mesh lining, perfect for a broad range of workplaces and industries.
What are the best safety shoes?
Safety shoes can be needed for a wide range of industries and purposes, from the warehouse to the kitchen. So, it’s no surprise our safety shoes offer an amazing variety of functional features. Find some of our best safety shoes below, to keep your feet happy.
Amblers Safety Unisex FS45 Safety Shoe
A classic and iconic style, these Amblers safety shoes are highly durable and long lasting. Their smart, formal leather look make them well suited for an industrial office environment, with a steel toe, non-metal anti-penetration midsole and a durable PU outsole – complying with P SRC S1 EN ISO 20345:2011 Safety Regulations.
CAT Safety Footwear Striver Low S3 Men’s Shoe
These chunky CAT safety shoes have all the benefits of a traditional boot, but with the lightweight feel of a trainer thanks to their lower ankle height. The modern design makes these safety shoes smart yet sturdy, with a black leather upper that is both water repellent and anti-static.
EarthWorks Adult Black Lace Up Safety Shoe
These stylish shoes have black leather and grey textile detailing, with a sporty lace up design. The EarthWorks Black Lace Up Shoes have a steel toe cap and shock absorption features which comply with safety regulations EN ISO 20345. They also have a great oil resistant and slip resistant sole for a sturdy grip wherever you go.
What are the best work boots?
Work boots need to be sturdy, durable and most importantly comfortable. From protective steel toe capped boots to lightweight lace ups, here are our top picks for comfy work boots.
EarthWorks Safety Men’s Lace Safety Ankle Boot
EarthWorks’ popular honey leather safety boots are the ultimate protective companion for your feet, with a sturdy steel toe cap and black collar trim. Compliant with BS EN345 Safety Regulations SB SRC, these cushioned, lace-up boots will keep your feet safe and comfy on even the toughest of shifts.
They also come in a sleek black design, if you need them to align with specific work uniform requirements.
Amblers Safety Women’s AS601 Lydia
The Amblers Safety Boot is lightweight and breathable, with mesh lining to keep your feet nice and cool. The protective composite toe cap is a great added safety feature, and doesn’t contain any metal, making for a lighter shoe.
The Women’s Lydia design has pink lace detailing and lining giving these safety boots a stylish edge.
CAT Safety Footwear Powerplant GYW Boot in Honey
CAT Powerplant Boots are well known for their safety and security – as well as style, in their signature honey colour with a black PU collar. These boots will give you an amazing amount of cushioned ankle support, plus comfortable lace fastening for a secure fit.
These boots are incredibly sturdy, with an energy absorbent heel, steel toe caps and heat resistant rubber soles, providing the ultimate grip.
Unisex AS252 Black Water Resistant
Designed by Amblers Safety, these unisex black boots are a must-have in your workwear wardrobe. Their protective PU scuff cap, steel toe and steel midsole give you comprehensive protection, complying with SRC S3 EN ISO 20345:2011 Safety Regulations.
The dual density PU outsole is also perfect for temperature control, while a water-resistant leather upper can handle all kinds of terrain.
Looking for more practical yet comfortable footwear options for work and everyday life? Check out the Shoe Zone blog for our top picks and shoe styling tips.