Flite Safety Toe Work Shoe
ITEM # 27211
Flite® - A Revolution in Protective Footwear™
Made from Aerex 1.5.5® – a proprietary, chemical-resistant, thermally-insulative, microcellular polymer, resulting in work shoes that are over 40% lighter compared to most steel toe PVC and rubber shoes.
Ideal Applications: Warehouses, Work Shops, Construction, Transportation, Municipalities, Janitorial, Food Processing (Dairy, Meats, Vegetables and Breweries)
Chemical Resistance: Superior chemical resistance to fats, oils, hydrocarbons, many acids and alkalies
● 6-inch height work shoe with composite safety toe and cleated outsole
● Composite safety toe meets ASTM F2413 M/I/C EH* and will not set off metal detectors
● 100% liquidproof, and chemical resistant to a wide range of chemicals, acids, alkalies and oils
● Cleated, slip-resistant, nitrile rubber outsole provides superior grip on dry, wet, clean and contaminated surfaces
● Tiny air bubbles in the material keep feet warm in cold and cool in heat
● Lightweight Aerex 1.5.5® construction gives unbeatable all-day comfort
● Thumb pocket at top opening for firm, no-slip grip for easy donning
● Wrap around heel kick for hands-free removal
● No shoelaces to contaminate or cause a trip-and-fall hazard
● Removable, contoured insole absorbs energy of heel strikes which alleviates impacts to the foot while walking to minimize risk of injuries
*Electrical Hazard soles and heels are intended to reduce the hazards due to accidental contact with live electrical circuits, electrically energized conductors, parts or apparatus. Electric Hazard soles and heels are not intended for wear in those work environments where volatile chemicals or explosives may be present, where conductive footwear is required.
Warning: Electric Hazard features of the soles and heels will deteriorate in wet environments, and when worn with excessive wear on the soles and heels.
**Jones BH, et. al. Ergonomics, Aug. 1984
Material that is self-insulating and speaks directly to the numerous studies that show every 1 lb. reduction in footwear weight is like 5 lb. off your back and 5% less energy expended.
ASTM F2413 is the standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Protective (Safety) Toe Cap Footwear
*California residents: Proposition 65 warning.
Airgo low cut boot and Flite safety toe work shoe
Bought the Airgo and the Flite safety toe work shoe for seasonal work. Neither lasted three months on the job but for different reasons. I'm outside most of the day, lot of walking and exposed to water. For the Airgo: Super light and easy to slip on and off. Some water gets in the top but not too bad. However, Their is a cardboard like insert under the insole that absorbs water so when it does, it stays wet. I threw that out. Their is no toe impact protection and the tread did not last 3 months. Because it is one molded piece your foot sits lower and is in what would typically be part of the sole based on looking at the boot from the side. Once the tread is gone their is no protection against punctures. No half sizes so my feet slid around a bit and ate up my insoles and chewed through socks pretty quick. So if they could put a normal tread on it and toe protection without making the boot longer I think this could be useful for work for me. As is, if they still had a tread I would only use around the house or quick trip out. I do not recommend for work. For the Flite: Super light. It is lower cut and is tighter around the ankle, has a different tread and reinforced protective toe. I had the same issues with sliding and insole/sock wearing down quick. They made the boot longer compared to the Airgo to add the toe protection so this combined with no half sizes makes it a little bit of a tripping hazard for me. Kind of looks like a puritan shoe without the buckle. The toe cap is hard inside the shoe so if your toes are sliding into it walking down hill or you are crouched down working on something it can hurt a little. The Flite has a normal rubber tread that looks like it would have lasted me the whole work season however the boot itself did not last three months. Takes some effort to get your foot in with the tighter collar. I assume they made it tighter to keep water out but in my use it let more in because it is lower cut and then would not evaporate as much as the Airgo. I was afraid from the start that the pull on tab on the back of the shoe would rip off when pulling the shoe on because it was so stretchy and the collar so tight, While that did not rip, the actual shoe did, from the collar down towards the back just behind the T logo. Easier to get on now but not useful anymore. Could be useful as a work shoe but I would say be careful. So again, if you added the Flites tread and some toe protection that doesn't stick out further to the Airgo low cut boot I think you have something useful, for me anyways. The kick off tabs on the back are useful but may stick out a little too much. When I was at a local store one tab on the Flite pair got stuck under the edge of an in aisle display when I turned around next to it. Almost made a huge mess. Over all experience is, I spent about $150 between the two pairs and got a combined total of 6 months use. Not real happy about that. Are these recyclable?
Tingley Rubber USA
We aim for every product to protect. We are sorry these missed the mark. Someone will be reaching out to help.
FLITE SAFETY SHOE
Don't know if its 100% waterproof yet. The shoe info doesn't say its water tight being of foam contruction?