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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.
Rise in the number of workers injury at work is becoming one of the major concerns for manufacturing industries as well as for developing economies. Governments are taking action plans for the same by implementing rules and regulations for workers safety. Researchers say that about 2,000 farm workers in Alberta suffer a lost-time accident each year in workplace accidents. One of the other factors growing the demand for industrial protective footwear is the rise in the disposable income. The average U.S. average disposable income comes out to $3,258 per person per month. People are willing to spend more on the purchase of fabric wash products due to rise in their disposable income. Hence, the factors are expected to grow the market of Industrial footwear Market in North America. 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 U.S, Canada, Mexico and Rest of North America.
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.