Oliver releases feature-packed safety gumboots
Oliver Footwear has released the new WB 22-205 series of heavy-duty gumboots which come standard with a range of safety features — such as protective toe-caps and bands, and slip- and oil-resistant soles — and are designed for use in damp or wet conditions in building and construction, process, the resources sector or rural workplaces.
The Ballarat, Victoria-based company says the gumboot’s feature list includes its patented METprotect metatarsal protection — a raised reinforced PVC band that wraps across the impact strike zone on the front of the boot.
A similar PVC design also provides ankle joint support for added protection from impact injuries, while Oliver’s NATUREform Type 1 protective toe-cap is made wider to alleviate toe compression.
Other features are reflective, high-visibility heels with a kick-off spur to aid in the removal of the boots and built-in trouser grips to help avoid the risk of clothing working out of the boot, Oliver says.
Oliver Footwear has also given the soles of the WB 22-205 gumboots the high-tech treatment, starting off with the STEELflex midsole within the sole structure which protects against penetrating injuries from nails, sharps and the like.
The sole itself is "formed from heavy duty PVC/Nitrile with an extra deep sole pattern to ensure stability and with less dirt retention within the sole pattern", Oliver says.
"Manufactured to comply with the relevant industry standards AS/NZS 2210.3 the sole design provides greater grip and stability especially on uneven ground conditions and provides superior cut, slip and crack resistance in addition to resistance to mild alkalis, some chemicals and oils and fats," the company says, adding: "The outsole is also heat resistant to 130 degrees C of surface contact."
Rounding out the features of the WB 22-205 gumboots are what the company calls a ‘NANOlite footbed’, where "a gently raised surface massages the foot by walking to create a greater blood flow to reduce fatigue".
The Oliver Footwear WB 22-205 heavy-duty safety gumboots are available in sizes from 5 to 13.
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