Product Review – Steel Blue Safety Boots

Product Review – Steel Blue Safety Boots

steelblueargyleFinally took the hint and replaced my old T-Boots which were looking somewhat unprofessional. I had heard all about how good the Steel Blue Boots were from people I had met at various workplaces. I even got to meet Dennis Lillee at the safety Show (he is involved with the company somehow). They also offer a comfort guarantee.

I have always been a bit dubious about buying things like shoes on-line as you can’t really try them on properly. Anyway, all the boots I have ever worn were size 10 so I bit the bullet and went online. Best online shop I found was BUY BOOTS (no mucking around with that name). They promised fast delivery – the boots arrived the next day! – see if you can do better next time :-). I bought the Argyles – see photo and rubbed a bit of dirt on them before going out in public.

Anyway, I don’t want to rabbit on but these are the most comfortable safety boots I have ever worn, I did a 3 day mine site visit without wearing them in and for 3 days it was like walking on a cloud only with really good ankle support. I have a wide foot and usually have problems with rubbing on the edge of the toe cap – but  not this time. The quality is excellent, right down to the laces. They are really easy to get on and off for the airport security scanner!

Update: My views on Steel Blues have changed a lot since I first wrote this 5 years ago – see the comments below

Barry Spud

Barry Spud

Safety Crusader, Zero Harm Zealot and Compliance Controller at Everything Safety
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What is a Safety Spud? Lets look at a few more spud head activities in risk and safety: 1. Coming on to site saying there is a safety issue when in fact there’s no such thing, it’s a political issue. 2. ‘Falling apart’ when people make choices that we think are stupid because they won’t do as we ‘tell’ them. Then we put on the angry face and think that overpowering others creates ownership. 3. Putting on the zero harm face, presenting statistics, knowing it has nothing to do with culture, risk or safety. 4. Putting on the superman (hazardman) suit and pretending to be the saviour of everything, this is good spud head cynic stuff. 5. Thinking that everyone else is a spud head except me. 6. Thinking there’s such a thing as ‘common’ sense and using such mythology to blame and label others. 7. Accepting safety policies and processes that dehumanize others. 8. Blaming, ego-seeking, grandstanding and territory protecting behind the mask of safety. 9. Thinking that risk and safety is simple when in fact it is a wicked problem. Denying complexity and putting your spud head in the sand. 10. Continually repeating the nonsense language and discourse of risk aversion that misdirect people about risk, safety, learning and imagination.

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