At VeiligGoed, we regard safety shoes as an indispensable part of your personal protection. As such, we have a lot of experience with providing advice and supplying safety shoes. We always have a supply of the well-known brands, so we can deliver quickly.

Safety shoes are compulsory in many workplaces. They offer protection against many risks and are available in different protection gradations. Below, you can read how to choose the right shoe.

Which shoe should I choose? 

We often see that employees are not protected in a way that fits with their work activities. For dry indoor duties, that require a lot of walking, a well-breathing, light-weight shoe is usually the best option. You could, for instance, choose from an S1 or S1P-shoe. If you are working outdoors all day and, in addition to good protection, you also want to keep your feet dry, in which case an S3-shoe or an S4, S5-boot is the most obvious.

The protection class is indicated with a S-standardisation, in accordance with the following classification: 

protection class:  SB  S1  S1P  S2  S3  S4  




Safety nose  x  x  x  x  x  x  x 
Closed heel     x  x  x  x  x  x 
Anti-static properties properties     x  x  x  x  x  x 
Energy absorbing heel     x  x  x  x  x  x 
Liquid tight/repellentrepellent           o  x  x  x 
Profiled walking sole                    o 
Penetration resistant intermediate sole        x     x     x 

X = available O = optional

work shoes, S3


Your shoes should fit well. It is quite annoying to have to walk on uncomfortable shoes day in day out. When in doubt, it is therefore recommended to try a shoe on. Please bear in mind your work activities.

The size forms the most important aspect in terms of comfort. Narrow shoes are unhealthy and also very uncomfortable. In case of too large shoes your foot will slide, causing blisters and sweaty feet. Also ensure the right width size (depending on the production, different options will be available).  

Our brands

  • Atlas 
  • Elten 
  • Emma 
  • Bata Industrials 
  • Sixton 
  • Redbrick 
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Our advisors are happy to help you or make an appointment if you wish.

Phone: +31 184 434 455


Selecting the right shoe requires meticulousness. Take your risk-inventory or H&S catalogue as a starting point and seek advice from our PPE-consultants, who have a lot of experience with different situations at work. This way, you will comply with the laws and regulations and additionally, you can guarantee the safety at work.

Batina Corporal - Operational PPE advisor

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