our footwear

Our leather safety & work footwear

Our safety footwear range is tested to comply with the Australian/New Zealand standard, AS/NZ 2210.3:2009 and our non safety (soft toe) leather work boot range complies with AS/NZ 2210.5:2009. Our footwear range is certified and audited by third party certification company, BSI Group, to the AS/NZ standard.  We manufacture our footwear in our dedicated factories offshore and our Founder and independent certifiers regularly visit the factories to ensure standards compliance and just as importantly, to ensure staff are working in good conditions.

Our PU/rubber and TPU/PU sole styles .. “she achieves”, “she does”, “she strives” and “she moves” .. are also tested to comply with the European standard, EN20345:5011.  Our “she achieves” and “she does” are also tested to the American standard, ASTM F2413-11.

All our styles are designed to fit women correctly, comfortably and safely and our designed in house at our Australian HQ by our Founder/MD. We do not produce any women’s footwear based on a man’s style, design or size .. we design our own ranges from scratch and have come along way since our launch in 2013!  We manufacture using modern technologies and materials to keep our customers safe and comfortable.  We have several styles to choose from and features include (refer to individual footwear styles for specific information) :

  • Genuine nubuck, full grain leather or action leather upper
  • Rubber (goodyear welt construction),  PU/rubber lightweight or PU/TPU lightweight sole
  • Super comfortable
  • Women’s fit and design
  • Safety footwear : steel or composite toe cap (further information on the difference below) and non safety (soft) toe style
  • Slip resistant soles
  • Anti static
  • Oil and fuel resistant soles
  • Acid resistant soles (“she achieves” zip lace up and “she does” hiker)
  • Water resistant upper (all styles except original “she can” and original “she will”)
  • Heat resistant soles (certain styles only as specified ~ contact us if you are unsure)
  • A specially designed lining to keep your feet dry, cool and comfortable
  • Our sole~mate© polyurethane and gel inner sole for comfort, wearability and foot support ( standard in “she achieves” zip lace up, “she does” hiker, “she strives” pull on, “she moves” sneaker ranges).  Inner soles are also available for individual sale.
  • Poron™ and Eva technology in the midsoles to alleviate foot and leg fatigue (“she achieves” range only)
  • Padded tongue

Please note, images on our website are indicative of products only and features and colours are subject to slight variation.

OUR INNER SOLES

All of our footwear styles have removable inner soles and are suitable for orthotics.

Our custom made sole~mate© inner sole helps makes our footwear super comfortable!  Made from polyurethane (PU), gel, foam and mesh, our inner soles are anti bacterial with perforations to promote air flow and ventilation around the foot.  Our inners have good arch support with gel inserts to assist with shock absorption and foot fatigue.  Our inner soles are also anti static.  (This inner sole comes standard in our she achieves, she does, she strives and she moves ranges – ie. all of our PU/rubber and PU/TPU sole ranges.)  Inner soles are also available to purchase separately.

In addition to the sole~mate© inner sole, our she achieves zip lace up range comes standard with Poron™ and EVA pockets inserted into the mid sole (under the ball of foot and heel) for additional comfort and to alleviate foot and leg fatigue.  This is why the she achieves is THE choice for women walking and standing all day.

NUBUCK LEATHER

Nubuck 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.  The material is extremely supportive and is a good choice for tough working comfort.  It is a much hardier/tough leather than suede as it’s the external hide, whereas suede is the internal side of the hide.  We only use top quality nubuck leather in our footwear range (except for the “she achieves” black which is a full-grain {ie. glossy} leather and our “she strives” which is action leather).

PROTECTIVE TOE CAPS ~ STEEL OR COMPOSITE

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 sufficient.  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.

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE (full details are on individuals product description) ~

Composite cap styles ~ she achieves zip lace up / she strives pull on / she moves sneaker

Steel cap styles ~ she does hiker style lace up / she can lace up / she will pull on

Non safety styles ~ she works lace up / she leads pull on / she reigns gum boots / junior by she wear kids boots

Advantages of composite toe cap ~

  • 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

Advantages of steel toe cap ~

  • Tested and certified to AS/NZ, EN and ASTM standards (impact and compression resistant)
  • Puncture resistant (eg. nail gun)
  • Cut resistant (eg. power saw)

SLIP RESISTANCE

Our entire leather footwear range (both safety toe and soft toe styles) is tested and certified slip resistant under the Australian/NZ standards.  NB. No sole compound will be entirely non slip or slip resistant in every environment. If you need footwear with a high level of slip resistance, look for the highest slip rating, SRC.  Our “she achieves”, “she does”, “she strives” and “she moves” ranges are rated SRC.

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)

Sole technology

RUBBER WELT SOLE CONSTRUCTION 

(“she can” & “she will”, “she works” & “she leads”)

A traditional method of manufacturing which provides a boot that will give :

  • Anti static
  • Energy absorbing heel
  • Comfortable with shock absorbing properties
  • Excellent insulation against cold and heat
  • Slip resistance (AS/NZ standards rated SRA)
  • Hesistant to most fuels, oils, acids and chemicals
  • Heat resistant to 300°C (HRO)
  • Good shape retention
  • Easy to repair
  • Durability

PU/RUBBER SOLE

(“she achieves” and “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”and “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)
  • lLghtweight and flexible
  • Resistant to most fuels and oils
  • Long shelf life
  • Good abrasian resistance

CLEANING/CARING FOR YOUR BOOTS

for information on caring for your boots, please click here