In working life, personal protective equipment is very important, especially in certain professional sectors.
Within this group we find safety or work protection footwear, designed to guarantee the prevention of accidents or occupational illnesses, to which special insoles are usually added for extra safety, such as anti-puncture insoles.
There are various elements and complements in safety footwear that give it greater performance, depending on the type of work to be carried out.
Therefore, in this article we will talk in more detail about one of the most important components of safety footwear, anti-puncture insoles.
What are anti-puncture insoles?
Anti-puncture insoles are one of the essential components of good safety footwear for work. These insoles are composed of sheets placed in the middle of the sole and insole of the footwear to provide greater comfort and grip.
The essential function of anti-puncture insoles is to protect the foot from the risk of stepping on sharp objects.
Wearing anti-puncture insoles in safety footwear can make the difference between suffering a serious foot injury or not.
This is an essential item of personal protective equipment in hazardous work such as construction or industry, where it is easy to step on objects such as nails or glass that can damage feet.
In the past, traditional insoles used for work footwear were made of various materials such as steel or other similar metallic materials.
These materials fulfilled the basic task of protecting the foot from sharp objects, but were uncomfortable for the wearer due to their rigidity and low resistance to certain types of punctures.
With the passage of time, anti-puncture insoles began to be designed, developed and manufactured in order to provide greater safety as well as improved comfort and convenience.
This is how modern textile anti-puncture insoles came into being. Nowadays, the most advanced models of anti-puncture insoles are made of (used in the manufacture of bulletproof vests).
3 advantages of textile safety insoles
They provide the same or more protection with greater comfort.
The main question asked by the user is whether textile anti-puncture insoles provide the same safety as steel anti-puncture insoles.
In answer to this question, it is important to note that textile anti-puncture insoles not only offer the same protection, but also provide greater comfort, which is why practically all manufacturers offer this type of solution.
Thanks to the various layers of polymeric fabrics with which they are made, they provide the same security for the plantar area as steel insoles.
Steel or metallic anti-puncture insoles withstand around 1,300 N, while textile insoles withstand around 1,500 N, which means that in some cases they are more resistant. They are also more ergonomic and contribute to better breathability, preventing the foot from suffering from problems and illnesses.
Textile anti-puncture insoles are more flexible than traditional safety insoles, allowing a better adaptation of the foot and less rigidity in the movements of the foot when walking.
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