Understanding Slip Resistance

When it comes to work boots, slip resistance is a crucial factor in keeping you safe on the job. At DT Footwear, we understand the importance of providing footwear that not only offers comfort but also ensures your safety in various work environments. Many of the men’s work boots in the Hoss Boots line are designed with slip-resistant technology to help prevent accidents and injuries.

The Role of Tread Patterns

One of the key elements in creating slip-resistant boots is the tread pattern. Through years of research and experience, we’ve learned that a smooth texture on the tread pattern, especially at the contact point of the ball of the foot, is extremely important in oily or wet environments.

  • Smooth tread patterns push out oils and water
  • Textured tread patterns can hold onto oils and water, making the surface more slippery

Choosing the Right Compound

In addition to the tread pattern, the compound used in the sole also plays a significant role in slip resistance. At Hoss Boots, they use multiple types of compounds to fit different environments:

  • PU direct attach, like in the Lorne and Lacy boots, works great in chemical environments
  • Direct-attached soles prevent chemicals from penetrating the sole, unlike EVA rubber combinations

Finding the right combination of tread pattern and compound for your specific work environment is essential. At DT Footwear, we offer a variety of options to ensure you have the best slip-resistant boots for your needs.

Men’s Safety Work Boot | Hoss Lorne

Have Questions?

Reach out and contact a DT Footwear fit specialist for personalized assistance via phone, email or text. Our fitment experts are here to guide you towards achieving Happy Feet. With a variety of footwear options available, stepping into comfort and style has never been easier.

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