Indestructible Shoes Are High-Tech Work Boots That Look Like Stylish Sneakers Share to Facebook Tweet This Copy Link Share via Email

Sneakers have been around for well over a century. Charles Goodyear invented vulcanized rubber in 1839, and by the 1860s people were wearing rubber-soled shoes to play croquet and tennis. In the 1920s, Converse introduced the iconic sneakers that became known as the Chuck Taylor All-Stars. In the 1960s, Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman invented the modern running shoe and founded Nike with Phil Knight. And in the 1980s, Air Jordans were born. Over all those years, there have been a lot of significant innovations that have made sneakers lighter and more comfortable. Now a company called Indestructible Shoes is taking the evolution of sneakers one step further by making them—yep, you guessed it—indestructible. Today, sneakers are the most popular form of footwear in the world. In fact, Americans alone spend roughly $20 billion on sneakers every single year. Unfortunately, while traditional sneakers are light, comfortable, and stylish, they aren’t very durable, and they don’t offer much protection for your feet. So while they’re perfect for working out or running errands around town, they’re not well-suited for vigorous activity in the great outdoors, let alone a physically demandi...

Choose proper footwear when it comes to farm safety

SAVE THIS SEARCHA new notification will be added to your membership console settings. Note: Only the first three words will be saved. SAVE THIS SEARCHA new notification will be added to your membership console settings. Note: Only the first three words will be saved. On the farm, many everyday tasks could result in injuries to feet or ankles if the proper footwear is not used. Footwear is a key aspect of injury prevention, which is why it’s important to wear the right type to ensure your safety. Make sure you’re using footwear that meets specific safety standards by always selecting CSA-approved footwear, which can be identified by a green triangle (usually found on the right foot). When it comes to tasks that involve heavy lifting, safety footwear with a steel or composite toe should be worn any time there’s a chance of your foot being struck by or pinched between objects. And in situations where your foot could be injured by an object falling on top of it, use safety footwear with metatarsal guards on the tongue. For jobs that involve electrical work, select footwear that has an electrical insulator (dielectric), which will provide resistance against electric shock. To identi...