ESD safety footwear is designed to dissipate static electricity and prevent the build-up of static charges. This is achieved through the use of conductive materials in the sole and/or upper of the shoe or boot. ESD footwear is typically made with materials such as leather, synthetic leather, and non-conductive rubber, and often features special conductive threads or filaments woven into the fabric.
When selecting ESD safety footwear, it is important to choose shoes or boots that meet the relevant safety standards and regulations for your industry. Different types of ESD safety footwear may offer additional features such as slip resistance, puncture resistance, and waterproofing, depending on the specific needs of your workplace.
ESD safety footwear should also be properly maintained and tested regularly to ensure that it continues to meet safety requirements. This may include cleaning the footwear regularly, replacing worn-out or damaged components, and testing the footwear for proper conductivity.