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What is the ideal weight of a lightweight work shoe or safety boot?

The weight of work boots - Heavy lifters vs light as a feather steel caps.

The ideal weight for safety footwear in terms of how it affects your body, depends on various factors, including your body size, strength, activity level, and personal comfort preferences. 

In particular, the best weight for a lightweight work shoe or safety boot can vary depending on the specific needs and preferences of the wearer. However, there are some general guidelines to consider:

  1. Weight Range: Lightweight work shoes and safety boots typically weigh between 0.45 to 0.9 kilograms per shoe/boot. This weight range is designed to provide comfort and reduce fatigue during long hours of wear.

  2. Job Requirements: The ideal weight can also depend on the nature of the job. If you have a job that involves a lot of walking, standing, or climbing, you may prefer a lighter shoe or boot to reduce strain on your feet and legs.

  3. Safety Standards: Safety boots are often required to meet specific safety standards, such as the local AS/NZS or ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards. These standards may specify certain minimum weight requirements to ensure the protection of the wearer.

  4. Material and Construction: The weight of the shoe or boot can be influenced by the materials used in its construction. For example, steel-toed safety boots may be heavier than composite-toed boots due to the added weight of the steel. However, the overall weight also depends on the upper material such as leather or lightweight synthetic materials. 

  5. Personal Comfort: Ultimately, the ideal weight of steel or composite toe caps is a matter of personal comfort. Some people may prefer a slightly heavier boot for added stability, while others may prioritize lightweight options for ease of movement.

It's important to try on different work shoes or safety boots and assess their weight, fit, and comfort to determine what works best for your individual needs and preferences.

Our Selection Of Lightweight Work Shoes And Safety Boots

ELTEN SANDER BOA Lightweight Work Boots

ELTEN Reaction BOA S3 work boot

ELTEN Reaction BOA work shoe S3

ELTEN Sander BOA S3 lightweight work boot

ELTEN MADDOX BOA lightweight safety sneaker boot

Additionally, consider the specific safety requirements of your job when choosing footwear to ensure it meets the necessary standards.

Feel free to contact our friendly customer service team in Melbourne on 03 6161 3933 or or visit our store on for any further queries you have around lightweight work shoes or steel caps or our huge range of ELTEN work boots and safety shoes on

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