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Industrial Protective Footwear (also known as safety boot or shoe) is protective equipment that helps to protect foot from falling objects, direct compression threats. Heavy building materials and construction equipment could pose serious injury to the body, including feet. That is why it is mainly preferred by different construction industries. These shoes are mainly covered with steel or other hand shell protection which works as a safeguard for feet and ankles. Protective shoes comes in many categories such as steal toe, plain toe, gumboots, antiskid safety shoe, chemical industrial safety shoe, heat resistant safety shoe, leather shoe, PVC safety shoe, rubber safety shoe, etc. Industrial protective footwear comes with different safety labels on it which indicates national or international standard and also helps in determining which footwear is appropriate for the particular work environment. It comes in different markings like Green Triangle, which works best in the heavy industrial work, yellow triangle, could be helpful in light industrial work and so on.
Increasing industrialization and rise in the number of workers in Europe are some of the factors leading the demand for Industrial Protective Footwear Market. As per the International Conference REinEU2016, the main discussion was for the innovation of science and research in different industries. Expansion in the field of nanotechnologies, advanced materials, manufacturing and production technologies, biotechnology could be expected in coming years. On the other hand, due to the increase in industrialization, requirement for workers would be expected to increase. According to the statics in 2015, the employment rate for men aged 20?64 stood at 75.9 % in the EU-28, and 64.3 % for women. The market has been segmented on the basis of Type, Application, and country.
Based on Type, the market is segmented into Waterproof Footwear, Leather Footwear, Rubber Footwear, and Plastic Footwear. Based on Application, the market is segmented into manufacturing, construction, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Transportation, Food, and Mining. Based on Country, market is segmented into Germany, U.K, France, Russia, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe. The key players leading the growth of Industrial Protective Footwear are as follows: Honeywell International, Inc., VF Corporation, Rahman Group, Cofra Group, ELTEN Gmbh, UVEX Safety Group, Rock Fall Ltd., and Dunlop Protective Footwear.