Anti-Static

Anti-Static footwear has an electrical resistance between 0.1 and 1000 megaohm (M), measured according to EN 20344:2011.

They conduct static electricity through the insole, linings, outsole and into the ground, helping regulate the build-up of electrical charge on a person’s body and help protect against the dangers of static build-up in the workplace.

These are used to reduce the chance of sparks igniting flammable substances or vapours. The aim is therefore to protect those wearing safety shoes (and their colleagues) from dangers related to electrostatic build-up.