Lehigh Safety Shoes: 6€ TS-100 Steel Toe Work Boot
Lehigh Safety Shoe Co. has been providing protective toe safety shoes since the early 1920€™s initially under the name of Lehigh Rubber and Leather Company.
The Lehigh TS-100 toe cap was made with a higher and wider design than traditional steel toe caps. This higher and wider design helped create steel toe footwear that exceeded the highest Protective Toe Footwear standards for Impact & Compression resistance by significant amounts. This has helped provide additional wearer safety from falling or rolling objects. Work boots with this steel toe cap has also been utilized by many people through the years who have wanted &/or physically needed more toe room than conventional steel toe caps provide.
While the TS-100 steel toe cap has continued to be a feature incorporated in various Lehigh safety shoes through the years, the footwear products utilizing them have been able to be improved because of other advances in technology and materials.
One style in particular utilizing the TS-100 steel toe cap that Lehigh has added to its safety shoe line has been the Lehigh 6€ work boot stock # 1515. In addition to the TS-100 steel toe cap, Lehigh stock # 1515 also has a exceptionally soft tumbled upper leather. The tumbling process performed by the leather tannery helps break-up and soften the leather lessening the break-in for the wearer.
In addition to the comfort of Lehigh safety shoe stock # 1515€™s tumbled upper leather is the underfoot comfort provided by its contoured removable polyurethane cushion insole. The polyurethane material used in its insole is known for its cushioning while not bottoming out features. Some open celled foams feel very comfortable to the initial touch, but will tend to break down faster than a product made with polyurethane. Plus, this insole has an extra ½€ thick cushion comfort that fits within a cored out inside heel area allowing extra cushioning at the heel strike area. This provides additional underfoot comfort to the wearer.
The Lehigh stock # 1515 work boot has an additional feature with its Goodyear Chem 60 Aquatred Beast outsole that is made with a special formulated rubber material that in conjunction with its unique outsole dispersing tread helps promote slip resistance cutting down on the chances of slips and falls.
Lehigh stock # 1515 also complies with its Electrical Hazard standards. This type of footwear is made with insulating bottoms providing secondary electrical hazard protection to those areas dealing with open circuits under dry conditions, but also can be worn in work areas requiring only basic protective toe footwear.
If you are interested in a metatarsal style with these features, please check out Lehigh 6€ Black Internal Metatarsal Guard work boot stock # 5355.