technical information and specifications

For overview and general information, please refer to our footwear page.  Please note, each product states the specifications relevant to that style.

SLIP RESISTANCE

Our safety and work footwear ranges are tested and certified slip resistant under Australian/NZ standards. Some of our ranges are also tested slip resistant to the European and American standards.  Most of our styles are rated and certified SRC, which is the highest rating possible (refer to individual products for rating).

SRA ~ Tested to be slip resistant on a ceramic wetted tile contaminated with a diluted soap solution
SRB ~ Tested to be slip resistant on a smooth steel surface contaminated with a diluted soap solution
SRC ~ Passes both SRA and SRB testing (ie. highest level of protection possible under AS/NZ standards)

SAFETY TOE PROTECTION

We offer 2 safety toe protection options ~ steel safety cap or composite safety cap. Steel and composite safety caps are tested and certified to the same compliance standards and there are 2 formal tests that both safety caps must perform to .. impact testing to 200 joules and compression testing 15Kn pressure at a set speed.

There is considerable confusion in the industry and some do presume steel caps are required when it comes to safety footwear. However, this is not correct .. we do urge you to check your company’s requirements as more often than not, composite safety caps are suitable. Choosing the safety toe that best suits you is really dependent on your role so we suggest to research what will suit you best and check your company’s OHS requirements, particularly if you work in construction or mining. We are more than happy to offer assistance, so please contact us if you need any further clarification.

Advantages of composite toe cap (SHE ACHIEVES, SHE STRIVES, SHE MOVES) ~

  • Tested and certified to AS/NZ , EN and ASTM standards (impact and compression resistant)
  • Lightweight ~ significantly lighter than steel cap
  • Metal free
  • Airport friendly
  • Electrically non conductive (more suited for electrical use)
  • Extreme temperature resistant ~ insulative against heat and cold (perfect for freezer work or in cold climates)

Advantages of steel toe cap (SHE DOES, SHE INSPIRES, SHE CAN) ~

  • Tested and certified to AS/NZ, EN and ASTM standards (impact and compression resistant)
  • Better puncture resistance (eg. nail gun)
  • Better cut resistance (eg. power saw)

SOLE TECHNOLOGY

We only use proven durable, shock absorbing materials in our mid and outsoles.  We do not use materials that will flatten and compress over time, so our quality soles will keep you supported and comfortable for longer!

PU/rubber sole (SHE ACHIEVES, SHE DOES) ~

  • A lightweight, shock absorbing polyurethane (PU) midsole which cushions impact and assists with leg and foot fatigue
  • Hard wearing rubber outsole
  • Extreme comfort
  • Heat resistant to 300°C (HRO)
  • Anti static
  • Excellent slip resistance (highest under Aus/NZ standard – SRC)
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Resistant to most fuels, oils, acids and chemicals
  • Poron™ technology and EVA in the midsole for additional comfort and specially designed for those on their feet all day (excellent for leg, foot and lower back fatigue) – “she achieves” range only

PU/TPU sole (SHE MOVES, SHE INSPIRES, SHE STRIVES) ~

  • A lightweight, shock absorbing polyurethane midsole which cushions impact and assists with leg and foot fatigue
  • Hard wearing TPU (thermo plastic urethane) outsole providing superior grip
  • Extreme comfort
  • Heat resistant to 130°C (HRO)
  • Anti static
  • Excellent slip resistance (highest under Aus/NZ standard – SRC)
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Resistant to most fuels and oils
  • Long shelf life
  • Good abrasian resistance

PU/PU sole (SHE CARES, SHE NURTURES) ~

  • A lightweight, shock absorbing polyurethane (PU) midsole which cushions impact and assists with leg and foot fatigue
  • Hard wearing PU
  • Extreme comfort
  • Excellent slip resistance (highest under Aus/NZ standard – SRC)
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Resistant to most fuels and oils
  • Good abrasian resistance

UPPER MATERIALS

With the majority of our safety ranges, we use high quality nubuck leather which is a top-grain raw hide leather giving strength, thickness and resistance to wear. It is a particularly fine leather that has been lightly sanded on the grain side and therefore been given a satiny character. It is ideal for footwear because it remains water resistant for a long time after waxing.

Nubuck leather is extremely supportive and is a good choice for tough working comfort. It is a much hardier/tougher leather than suede as it’s the external hide, whereas suede is the internal side of the hide. We only use nubuck leather in our safety footwear range (except for the SHE ACHIEVES black which is a full-grain {ie. glossy} leather, SHE INSPIRES which is a beautiful vintage look crazy horse leather and our SHE STRIVES which is action leather).

Our brown SHE INSPIRES pull on safety range is produced with crazy horse leather which is extremely durable & strong and is made by applying a wax to the already smooth, full grain leather surface.  The wax enhances the fibres of the leather and when they are scratched or rubbed, the natural colour of the leather changes its hue and gives it a distinctive and unique vintage look.  Crazy horse leather has extra water resistant capabilities due to the wax surface. Scratches, marks and irregularities are features of this leather. It is called crazy horse leather as it’s a popular leather for saddle manufacturing (it doesn’t come from horses!).

Our limited edition leopard print SHE STRIVES range is produced with action leather.  This leather is pressed or rolled smooth and the hide is then laminated with a thin layer of PVC to protect the print.  This leather is durable and has good water resistant qualities.

Our SHE NURTURES work and leisure sneaker is produced with high quality water resistant grain leather.

Our SHE CARES work and leisure sneaker is made with a breathable knit mesh upper.

Aussie Express Delivery
Worldwide shipping
Easy 30 day returns
100% Secure Checkout

© she wear 2020. All rights reserved.