Protection, durability and comfort are essential qualities for safety boots. Getting this right when switching safety boots to suit seasonal weather can be a challenge. When temperatures soar, it’s important to keep feet both protected and cool. Breathability is the key.  


If you are noticing more noise about hot sweaty feet, here are some great top picks for safety footwear that performs well during the hotter summer months.  But remember - check your risk assessments for clarity on whether lightweight protection is ok, or if more heavy duty footwear is essential to keep feet protected.


Lightweight safety footwear for summer

In some cases, you may find that you can choose from a wide range of lightweight trainers and shoes designed with comfort in mind – comfort that improves wearer adoption and drives safe behaviour.


The Puma Grey/Yellow Running Trainer is constructed from a microfibre and breathable mesh combination, improving air circulation to the feet. The DuoCELL technology offers impressive cushioning that absorbs impact, improving comfort and helping to keep wearers cool.

Puma Grey/Yellow Running Trainer



Another option is the Bata Bright BOA Trainer Shoe, optimising foot and lower leg circulation with lightweight EVA midsoles. The result is a trainer that’s light, breathable and ideal for summer use with micromesh and microfibre uppers.

Bata Bright BOA Shoe


Heavy-duty safety footwear for summer

If your exposures necessitate a more heavy-duty boot you will find footwear that combines robust safety attributes with effective temperature control. To Work For offer Nubuck Derby Boots in two colours, both including:


  •     A 3D mesh breathable lining to increase airflow
  •     Heat-resistant soles to keep temperatures down
  •     Generous width fittings for increased comfort and reduced sweating

To Work For Honey Nubuck Derby BootTo Work For Black Nubuck Derby Boot


While these features help in the heat, the boots also include the level of protection you’d expect from a work safety boot, including water repellant treatment and a strong polycarbonate toecap.


Balancing protection against comfort

Achieving safe behaviour in the excess heat presents its own set of difficulties – you need to balance keeping your wearers safe while keeping them cool, happy, and invested in the process. Keeping employees engaged in safe behaviour is about listening to what they want, which can be radically different in changing temperatures.


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