Tactical BootsArmor for the Feet
Tactical boots are constructed for the purpose of walking on rough ground. They are made to protect the foot from the ankle to the toe, providing support and cradling the foot so that walking on rough or rocky terrain will feel the same as walking on smooth ground. Tactical boots are also made for those whose jobs each day involve heavy equipment or construction, where there is a constant possibility of injury to the feet.
An employee who experiences a foot injury at work will, on average, be away from the job for approximately seven days. Many companies require that their workers wear either steel toe boots or composite toe boots in order to protect their feet on the job. Composite toe boots have a toe cap which is constructed of plastic, certain types of rubbers, and carbon fibre, where steel toe boots, the tried and true old time favorite, are constructed of just what their name maintains, steel. The toe cap is simply made of steel, and has been a reliable source of foot protection for many years. Of workers who have sustained foot injuries, a mere 23% admitted to wearing safety boots at the time. On the other hand, 85% of workers who were wearing their safety boots when injured were hurt on a section of the foot that was not protected.
Tactical boots can often be very comfortable boots, especially because of the extra padding added to protect the bottom of the foot. Because they are constructed to protect feet under intense conditions, they will naturally provide the absolute highest level of comfort and protection under normal circumstances. On average, the amount spent either by companies for their employees or by the workers themselves each year on protective footwear is $70. Tactical boots, as well as all protective footwear, should fit comfortably, meaning that there should be enough room between the longest toe and the tip of the shoe to provide a little room for the toes to move around. The right fit is imperative for the health of the feet. Protective boots or shoes that are too tight could easily cause blisters, bunions, stress on joints and tendons, and ingrown toenails, all of which can produce painful symptoms. In addition, an important thought to keep in mind when trying on protective footwear is to try them on while wearing the type of socks that will usually be worn with the boots or shoes while working. This will make a difference in the fit.
Waterproof protective footwear is really a smart way to go when purchasing comfortable work boots. They will have the wearer covered under all circumstances, and all the elements.
The soles of tactical boots are typically made of a material called vibram. It is an alternative to rubber, made in Italy, and has become the norm in the U.S. Vibram is a lightweight, but durable material that is non-marking and is resistant to oil on the ground and to anything that could cause slipping. In fact, it is found to be resistant to many substances found in industry that could cause damage or injury when encountered on flooring.