Feet play a very important role in work and life, which is why their protection should not be taken lightly. It is essential to choose the most appropriate footwear for the type of work you do.

What should we take into account when choosing the ideal work footwear?

1. Risk to which you are exposed at work:

 Each profession has specific risks and needs. The appropriate footwear for an electrician is not the same as what, for example, a stock worker may need, since the risks and conditions of these professions are very different. The electrician needs an insulating boot that protects him from electrical risks, while for the stocker, footwear with an anti-impact toe cap, non-slip and anti-static sole is advisable.

Furthermore, we must ensure that said footwear is developed under the European regulations for professional footwear and has obtained the relevant certifications. In other words, it is safety footwear with guarantees for your health.

If you are a welder, you will need footwear certified under the EN ISO 20349-2:2017 standard that is resistant to molten metal splashes and as additional protection with a quick-release buckle to facilitate taking off your shoes in the event of a possible accident. So, when choosing safety footwear, you should consider what risks you are exposed to in your work.

2. Make it healthy:

The footwear in which we will surely spend the most hours a day is work footwear, therefore, you must give it the importance it deserves. The feet are the support of the musculoskeletal system and healthy footwear will help take care of them. When choosing professional footwear you must choose the appropriate size, carefully assess its comfort and flexibility. Also assess its breathability taking into account the season of the year in which it will be used and its support, the foot must remain fixed, but without pressure or friction on it. You must also assess the cushioning and if it has been developed under some functional study in comfort and ergonomics or if it has acquired any seal or accreditation that guarantees its comfort and functionality. If you work in food or healthcare, at this point you should consider footwear that makes cross contamination difficult and eliminates viruses and bacteria, since this translates into health for you and your environment.

3. Safety footwear technologies:

 After verifying that the footwear protects you against the risks of your profession and that it is healthy footwear, you should evaluate the improvements and additional features that can make the footwear even more comfortable, such as breathability systems through the sole, interior insoles viscoelastic, memory foam or sweat-absorbent.

Panter has developed its own technologies to offer exceptional safety footwear.


4. Design of safety footwear:

Finally, take into account the functional design, that is, those characteristics of the footwear that can provide you with specific benefits depending on your profession and preferences. For example, Velcro® closures for jobs in which it is necessary to change shoes frequently or with high-quality laces to provide maximum adaptability and support, shoes with perforations to improve breathability, made of split leather for bricklayers who work with lime. , plaster, cement for maximum protection or waterproof and breathable technical fabrics for maximum resistance for industrial maintenance.


 Many times we do not give our work footwear the importance it deserves. Wearing good footwear, more specifically, good professional footwear, can be decisive for health and for combating discomfort in the feet and the musculoskeletal system on a day-to-day basis.

At Panter® we offer a wide range of footwear developed under studies in comfort and ergonomics, endorsed by accredited technological institutes, adapted to your profession and intended to provide you with the health and safety that your feet need.

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