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Slips, trips and falls are the greatest cause of accidents in the workplace. Arguably one of the biggest reasons for this is an inadequate slip-resistant outsole on footwear. This is why it’s important to invest in the shoes you wear to work. Safety footwear is an even better choice than regular work shoes, thanks to additional features such as a steel or composite toe cap to protect you from more hazards.



There’s also a common misconception that safety shoes don’t look fashionable. That’s not the case. You can find a stylish pair of shoes that still keeps you safe in the workplace.


Here are the best safety trainers for any industry:

  • Warehouse Work
  • In The Kitchen

Warehouse Work


When working in a warehouse, you’ll be on your feet, navigating across various tough surfaces like concrete and steel. There are also lots of potential hazards in this type of workplace, including: 


  • Slips, trips and falls that can be caused by slippery surfaces, poorly lit areas and unproductive layouts in the warehouse. 
  • Sharp objects, such as nails or broken glass, that can easily puncture your shoes and injure your feet if you aren’t wearing high-quality safety footwear. 
  • Falling heavy objects are common in the workplace. A lot of warehouses have items stacked up to the high ceiling so it’s easy for one to slip and fall to the ground. 

The Solution?

Look for a pair of safety shoes that offers the following features:


  • Slip and clog-resistant outsole.
  • Tapered outsole to minimise the risk of tripping when moving from different floor surfaces.
  • Steel or composite toes.
  • Water-resistant or waterproof exterior.
  • At least S1-certified.


We recommend Advance81, this style lets you cover more ground in the warehouse. Features include a superior clog-resistant outsole, water-resistance and steel toe caps - it’s guaranteed to make your shift safer.



In the Kitchen


If you’re working in the kitchen, you’ll be busy running around and moving across different floor surfaces. You’ll also be handing heavy, hot and sharp objects which means there’s the potential for hazards. You’ll need to make sure you can be prepared for everything in the busy restaurant environment.

Here are some common hazards in the kitchen: 


  • There’s the potential for liquids and oils to spill when preparing food in the kitchen, which can lead to slips, trips and falls. 
  • Kitchen staff work with sharp knives that can potentially fall and injure your feet. 
  • Long, hectic shifts can lead to foot aches and pains.

The Solution?

Look for a pair of safety shoes that offers the following features:


  • Slip-resistant outsoles.
  • Steel or composite toes.
  • Steel shank.
  • Puncture-resistant footbed.
  • Waterproof or water-resistant exterior.


bonnie clyde


For a kitchen porter, we recommend our stylish Bonnie and Clyde safety trainers. They feature a composite steel toe and they’re lightweight. With a FlexTread outsole and TripGuard it’s ideal for when you’ll be moving on different floor surfaces. 


These safety trainers are durable too, which means you won’t have to replace them every couple of months.


Need Some Help Finding The Right Safety Shoes For You?


Shoes for Crews has over 30 years’ of experience in supplying the most innovative shoes for work. We provide a wide range of styles to suit your footwear needs, with a number of important safety features, such as steel toe caps to protect your feet and TripGuard to prevent accidents when moving between different floor surfaces. 


To take a look at our other styles and specification to find the right pair for you, simply click on the button below to download your free guide.


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