Are you a farmer looking for a new pair of wellies, but you don’t know which ones to choose from the wide range available? Then you've found the right page, because this checklist will help you figure out which agricultural work boots are best suited to your day-to-day work on the farm.
A good fit means something different for everyone. That is why the Bekina Boots range includes agricultural work boots with a narrower fit, as well as boots with a wider shaft. So decide whether you need a little more room for sturdy calves or thick winter overalls, or if you prefer a narrower fit.
The different Bekina Boots work boots for farm work vary in terms of safety level as well as fit. This refers to the safety material incorporated into the boot that protects you from dangers such as falling objects, a kick from a cow, or sharp materials on the ground. Choose a safety level according to what you, as a farmer, will encounter:
Useful information: with Bekina Boots, the safety material is always incorporated into the work boot in such a way that you won’t notice it at all. The steel toe and/or sole won’t give your feet an unpleasant cold feeling, but you will still be fully protected.
When talking about safety, slip resistance is very important. All Bekina Boots are SRC-certified. This means that they are slip-resistant and therefore guarantee better grip on slippery surfaces. Work boots with a firm grip keep you safe and prevent you from falling.
The thermal insulation of your work boots for farm work is also crucial. You may well be working long hours in a cold, wet field or in a shed with a concrete floor, and need something more to keep your feet warm and comfortable. The Bekina Boots range of agricultural work boots features boots with optimal thermal insulation.
You can’t get better protection against the cold!
Looking for safety boots of the best quality? Then be sure to choose work boots that have been certified by the globally-recognized Accredited Test Institutes so you can be sure of their quality and safety. Such work boots have passed demanding tests and are constantly checked for quality. Bekina Boots work boots meet
As a professional fisherman, the quality of your equipment is very important. Whether you work at sea or in an aquaculture environment, your job as a fisherman is always tough and intense. The right fishing clothes not only ensure that your work goes smoothly and safely, but also offer extra comfort and therefore increase your motivation and improve your experience at work.
In addition to rainwear for fishing such as a raincoat and bib-overalls, fishermen are constantly on the lookout for the best fishing boots. But how do you find the most comfortable commercial fishing boots?
A recreational fisherman may get by with a rod and some bait, but commercial fishing is a completely different ball game. Perfectly maintained equipment is crucial for the safety of the entire crew. Most fishing accidents are caused by fishermen slipping and falling overboard. The cause? Fishing boots that don’t offer enough grip on the wet, greasy deck of the boat.
But the best commercial fishing boots provide more than just safety. Fishermen spend long periods of time working in extreme conditions at sea and therefore need their boots to be extra comfortable. This helps them avoid aching or tired legs, increasing their motivation and energy.
Naturally, when at sea, it’s important that your boots are waterproof. As a fisherman, you are constantly in contact with water and you want to avoid getting your socks and feet wet, because that’s not a very pleasant feeling. Waterproof boots prevent moisture from penetrating the footwear, keeping your feet dry.
The polyurethane material used for the shaft and sole of Bekina Boots footwear is impermeable. This protects your feet not only from water, but also from dirt and chemicals.
While being waterproof goes a long way when it comes to keeping your feet warm, you also need insulated fishing boots. Temperatures on the water can drop quickly, especially in colder regions and at night.
The Bekina Boots StepliteX StormGrip boots are specially designed to provide insulation at temperatures as low as -40 °F. With a self-regulating thermal inner layer and a polyurethane structure of small air bubbles, these fishing boots ensure that your feet never get cold.
Fishing is a tough job. Lugging thick, heavy fishing boots around all day is no fun. Therefore, as a commercial fisherman, it's best to look for lightweight boots. Pay particular attention to the material. For example, Bekina Boots NEOTANE polyurethane boots are 40% lighter than rubber fishing boots or PVC fishing boots.
Of course, your light fishing boots also have to be strong enough. Heavy-duty fishing boots are essential for the harsh, extreme conditions you work in at sea to provide us with fresh fish. NEOTANE again scores highly here as a light but strong and high-quality material that is therefore more durable than other alternatives. Bekina Boots polyurethane boots last up to three times longer than rubber or PVC boots.
The Bekina Boots StepliteX StormGrip boots have an excellent SRC-certified sole. This means it is slip-resistant and therefore prevents you from slipping on the deck. This is one of the most important requirements for commercial fishermen, because you don’t want you or your crew to be injured or fall overboard.
In addition, Bekina Boots fishing boots have a yellow rubber pad on the sole. This provides extra grip, stability, abrasion resistance and soft cushioning.
Our StepliteX StormGrip fishing boots have a closed outer rim. The smooth finish of the outsole prevents net trapping that could cause slips, trips and falls. Yes, Bekina Boots have thought of everything with their fishing boots!
If you wear your boots for prolonged periods every day, you want to be able to clean them easily and without too much fuss. The smooth finish of the Bekina Boots commercial fishing boots makes them easy to wash, without grease or dirt getting into the edges. Cleaning your boots regularly and taking care of them also makes them last longer.
In addition, all Bekina Boots fishing boots come with ergonomic footbeds. This ensures extra comfort. They can be easily removed for airing, drying and machine washing at a maximum temperature of 86 °F.
Whether you are responsible for buying work boots for the whole company or have to buy your own work boots as an independent butcher, today there is a wide choice of different kinds of work boots for the food processing industry. There are rubber, PVC, and polyurethane boots. We will help you choose the right work boots for your employees or for yourself.
When you think of work boots for the food processing industry, you probably think of rubber or PVC boots. But have you heard of polyurethane? At Bekina Boots, we work exclusively with NEOTANE, a high-quality polyurethane developed and tested in our own lab.
The 5 main advantages of NEOTANE boots versus rubber and PVC boots:
Did you know that: Every pair of Bekina work boots is fitted with an RFID tag in the right boot? This allows you to scan, identify and track the boots.
In the food processing industry, you want to avoid contamination or contaminated food at all costs. Multiple control systems and a hygiene lock are therefore standard in many food processing companies today. Does your company consist of different departments where cross-contamination has to be avoided? Then go for efficient color coding with our Steplite EasyGrip and StepliteX SolidGrip, available in different colors like white, blue, green, and yellow. Assign each department its own color and avoid cross-contamination.
Are you a self-employed butcher with your own shop? Then a good pair of Bekina Boots work boots in one color will suffice. Go for white so you can check if your work boots are really clean after cleaning.
Did you know that: the shaft and sole of our boots for the food processing industry fit seamlessly together so that no dirt can get stuck behind an edge? And the sole profile of our boots is designed to be very easy to clean? Two extra assets in a sector where safety and hygiene go hand in hand.
Men and women working in a food processing plant or a butchery often work in refrigerated areas all day. Dressing warmly is a must, and that includes a good pair of thermally insulating boots. After all, cold feet cause your body to cool down faster, which is anything but comfortable.
Our Steplite EasyGrip and StepliteX SolidGrip guarantee warm feet down to -4 °F and -22 °F, respectively. They are therefore very popular as standard work boots for the food processing industry. For those who have to brave even colder temperatures, StepliteX ThermoProtec -40 °F and Thermolite IceShield -58 °F offer extra warmth.
No problem! Our work boots are extensively tested in accredited test labs. They meet the latest international standards in terms of both hygiene and safety and are SRC-certified. SRC stands for Slip Resistant Certified; this test involves testing the sole’s non-slip performance on a ceramic tile moistened with diluted soap solution and on a smooth steel plate with glycerol. Our work boots meet and even exceed all requirements!
All our boots have excellent grip (SRC) to prevent slips and falls. Not only do you feel safer, but the number of work accidents due to slipping is effectively reduced when everyone on the shop floor wears slip-resistant work boots—important because as many as 25% of all accidents with serious injuries are caused by slips, resulting in inability to work. Non-slip Bekina boots prevent this, saving your company additional costs.
All our work boots for the food processing industry also feature a safety toe which provides protection against sharp or heavy falling objects. The Steplite EasyGrip is also available in a version without safety toe cap (O4).
Depending on the color choice, the Steplite EasyGrip and StepliteX SolidGrip are available with a steel toe (S4) and sometimes also with a composite toe cap and safety sole (S5). StepliteX ThermoProtec and Thermolite IceShield come standard with a composite safety top and sole (S5). The steel safety material is replaced by composite because this material does not interfere at all with the metal detectors used in the food processing industry.
When you work in the food processing industry, you often wear your work boots all day long. So they need to fit just as well as a comfortable pair of shoes, because you don’t want to end up with sore feet and tired legs at the end of or halfway through your workday.
We mentioned above that our Bekina Boots work boots are 40 % lighter than rubber or PVC boots. This makes your legs less likely to get tired and makes your workday a lot more enjoyable.
The removable insole also provides extra comfort for your feet. The sole feels soft and provides good shock absorption. Are your boots still in good condition, but you need to replace your insoles? Then you can just replace the sole.
The feel of the boot around your calf is also very important. This should not be too loose, but not too tight either. The shaft of the Steplite EasyGrip is slightly narrower, making it one of the most popular work boots for women. Men with wider calves may prefer the StepliteX SolidGrip, StepliteX ThermoProtec or Thermolite IceShield. Their wider shaft is also perfect for those who wear several layers to protect themselves from cold temperatures. This way, your socks, trousers, overalls, etc. don’t pinch in your work boots and don’t cause discomfort.
Finally, the kick-off spur at the back provides extra convenience when you need to remove your boots during a break or at the end of the workday.