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Why are there work boots for women? What is the difference to standard work boots or safety shoes?

Comfort? Fit? Why it makes sense to look for women's work boots!

Work boots for women exist to provide appropriate and comfortable safety footwear for women in various industries that require protective footwear. Historically, many workplaces had uniform safety standards and equipment designed primarily for men. However, as more women entered traditionally male-dominated fields, there was a growing recognition of the need for safety gear tailored to the anatomical and stylistic preferences of women.

The key differences between work boots for women and standard work boots or safety shoes may include:

  1. Sizing and Fit: Women's work boots are designed with a more narrow heel and a wider ball of the foot to better accommodate the typical shape of a woman's foot. This can result in a more comfortable and secure fit.

  2. Styling: Women's steel caps often consider aesthetics in addition to functionality. They may have a more feminine design, offering options in colour, pattern, and overall style that cater to women's preferences.

  3. Weight: Work boots for women and ladies may be lighter than their male counterparts, as women generally have smaller and lighter frames. This helps reduce fatigue during long work hours.

  4. Safety Standards: Just like men's work boots, women's work boots must meet the same safety international and Australia safety standards required for the specific industry. This includes protection against electrical hazards, impact, compression, and other workplace dangers.

  5. Size Range: Women's work shoes are available in a range of sizes that cater to the smaller feet of women. This ensures that female workers can find boots that fit them properly for optimal safety and comfort.

  6. Material and Construction: The materials and construction methods used in women's work boots are often similar to those in men's boots, focusing on durability, water resistance, and other protective features.

It's important to note that while there are specific work boots designed for women, some women may find that standard unisex or men's work boots also fit them well. The key is to prioritize safety and comfort, and individuals should choose footwear that meets the safety requirements of their specific job while providing a comfortable fit.

The biggest selection of comfort work boots for women in Australia

ELTEN Maddox BOA safety toe cap boot

ELTEN Sander Boa safety toe cap boot

ELTEN Nikola women work boot

ELTEN Tine lightweight work boot for women

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